Category Archive: FAMILY

Sugar daddy Santa

It’s just my opinion, but it’s not just MY opinion. There are other rebellious ones like me who think frauds like Santa Claus should be exposed. Oh, the deceit. Here’s my anti-Santa post… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

No more excursions for this concern

As the saying goes, you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. For better or worse, you’re stuck with them that are stuck with you…that blood that’s thicker than water… Continue reading

Insert sappy title here

Appeals to sentimentality and inspirational memes and blog posts rarely attract me enough to cause me to click or read lately. I still haven’t watched the video of the autistic boy at a… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Thursday I continued my reasoning through the reality of suffering and the existence of a good, loving, and all-powerful God. You can read Part 1 here. In Part 2, I argued from the doctrine… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 2

Tuesday I began an effort to reconcile the reality of suffering with the existence of a good, loving, and all-powerful God. Please read that post before continuing on with me. Both our parenting failures… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something?

“I prayed every night to God, asking him to rescue me from my father’s abuse. Why didn’t he?” A friend’s niece had suffered terribly at the hands of the man whose responsibility was… Continue reading

Dispel the fog on abortion

A family member’s recent Facebook post perpetrating the lie that only one person’s body is of concern in an abortion reminded me that facts are inconvenient things when ideology trumps truth. But like… Continue reading

Faith that wounds

I’m waxing personal and reflective this month. A few more installments in the series…this is number 11. When you have a strong faith, and you also have children, your greatest desire for them… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10…30 years…explanation…read it here We used to have a nice, little Christian bookstore near our home and I would periodically drop in for resources or gifts. On one occasion as I was… Continue reading

The Big Guy

  It’s time to haul out and dust off my poignant, heart-warming, Hallmark Channel-worthy Christmas commentary. The one about how I hate Santa. Grab a tissue. I expect I’m about to be called… Continue reading

Letting men be men

  Last week I saw the 60th anniversary showing of “Oklahoma!” at the cinema, and fell in love with Curly all over again…a handsome singing cowboy armed and ready to defend the woman… Continue reading

Seeing is believing

Ignorance is bliss, they say. And none are as blind as those who will not see. If you really want to make an informed, rational decision on the morality of abortion, or if… Continue reading

Fatherlessness, and the foibles and faithfulness of females

What a dichotomy in Baltimore. A tale of two women. One, the mayor, speaking to the media after the mobs supposedly protesting the death of a black man in police custody became violent,… Continue reading

Perverting pleasure

I have a very strong, almost visceral opposition to something many Americans, I think, consider rather harmless. I see it as a scourge, a poison . . . anthrax for the soul and… Continue reading