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Maybe It’s Not the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker’s Fault

Deflect shame and guilt? Or, reflect love and light?

That yellow-bellied sapsucker!

It’s a pejorative, isn’t it? You know — a putdown. It’s the only way I’ve ever known the phrase to be used.

Some folks use the term to describe a rascal. Others use it to avoid saying…



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Paul Phillips

Christ-follower, writer, Horn player, curmudgeon-in-training. Recovering hypocrite.