Elly Derr

Many issues in wake of 9/11

This is now the 11th anniversary of our Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. We will always remember this loss with much sadness. Once again the incident was shown on TV and we relived it again ...

The world is God’s

Your cartoon of an angel looking up to heaven on “Visual Viewpoint,” (Journal, Aug. 23) surely encouraged me to write the following letter: “The earth is the Lord’s and eve ...

Derrs shared homes in rainforest, Auburn

It seems like a long time ago, and maybe it was, but in the late 1950s Auburn residents Dan and Elly Derr were very involved in Christian missionary work in Mexico and South Americ ...

Miners’ rescue effort superb

I totally agree with the letters by Carol Wallgren and Elly Derr (Reader Input, Oct. 19). Kudos to everyone involved in the rescue of the miners in Chile. Working most of my life ...

Speak up now to save nation

As a nation we need to look at what is happening to us, slowly, and not so slowly! Our financial system is being eroded and disintegrated. Our health system will eventually be limi ...

United States is more than a nation of Christians

I cannot but disagree with Elly Derr’s letter of April 14. We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation of many religions and of non-religious people. Ms. Derr quoted George Wa ...

Excuse me, Mr. President, we are a Christian nation

How dare President Obama say this is not a Christian nation! It is a slap in the face to all Americans who have always considered ourselves a Christian nation. It is to our shame t ...

God is calling us to take a stand, or fall into ruin

God is calling to whomever considers themselves to be children of God to take a stand, in our churches, in our communities and wherever the Lord has us to be a witness for him. No ...

Nation was founded on Christian/Judeo principles

Do we want someone who is being cutesy about his youth, lacks knowledge about what the office of the presidency is truly about, and is just trying to pander to the youth of our cou ...

If God was in our hearts, great change would come

Do you believe in God, maker of heaven and Earth? I do. Many are ready to put him down, deny him and be so quick to defend other beliefs, and yet stand silently when it comes to ac ...