Category Archive: FAMILY

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

Heroes among us

Lance Armstrong was recently interviewed by the BBC and though acknowledging some really bad behavior, is still somewhat defiant about his culpability in the doping scandal that resulted in being stripped of his… Continue reading

Post-Christmas letdown

This is a re-post from 2012. The Christmas season is a time of anticipation. For weeks we are planning and preparing, dreaming and decorating, buying and baking.  We can’t wait for the big… Continue reading

Belonging

Curse you, Madison Avenue. Your perfect little family Christmas…you know, with all the smiles and hugs, the busy kitchen and cozy fireplace, the beautiful and bountiful presents under the tree and sons and… Continue reading

A non-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving post

~ where I affirm your significance, and mine In researching a topic for today’s post, I read a bunch of other blogs on various topics. Boy…a whole lot of people have even more… Continue reading

A wonderful, Catholic woman of God

I’d like to pause again in my series on why I left the Catholic Church, to pay tribute to two of the greatest Catholics I know of…my mom and dad. Though I have… Continue reading