Category Archive: LIVING

The “People’s Republic” of America?

The parallels are startling and scary. And if enough of us don’t see them, we’re in big trouble. America is currently and clearly mirroring conditions that ushered in the communist, totalitarian regimes of… Continue reading

A plea for truth and mutual respect

I don’t have any black friends. I’ve known a few blacks as fellow students, coworkers, neighbors…even one who was almost a sister-in-law. But none that I have gotten to know well enough to… Continue reading

Don’t you know me, Caroline?

I’ve been troubled lately. Troubled by all the unrest, untruths, and ungodliness in the world. Worried about good friends suffering health issues that have not been relieved. Anxious about minor instability in my… Continue reading

Beauty full

Was there ever a time when all of humanity was more eager to put a year behind us and welcome a new beginning? This day definitely calls for fireworks and celebratory, socially-distant merrymaking… Continue reading

Praying for discernment

I need to make a clarification. When I posted last week on God’s control of COVID, I said I would attend maskless gatherings and assume the risk of catching the virus knowing that… Continue reading

Does God have control of COVID?

When struggling to feel confident about something I profess to believe is true, I’ve found it helpful to think through the alternative. What would follow from it being untrue? For instance, I believe… 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 a… Continue reading

Hypocrisy, humbling, and healing

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. embarrassed herself recently by publicly misattributing and misappropriating a verse from the Bible. You can read about that here. As a Muslim, she doesn’t hold the New Testament to… Continue reading

Hope for these troubled times

Who can use a little pick-me-up? Anyone out there feeling depressed and hopeless? I have just the thing to get you through these troubled and trying times. It’s not a funny meme or… Continue reading

America needs a spanking

Every good parent knows that if you fail to set and enforce boundaries with a child, that child will end up destroying businesses and tearing down statues. Or otherwise giving his rebellious nature… Continue reading

Calculating incalculable losses

What’s wrong with this picture? Aside from a numbered loss being labeled “incalculable.” As simply a commentary on the personal toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on many, this front page of the… Continue reading

Don’t make him come down here

  Don’t you just hate all this uncertainty? I sure do, and long for some definitive answers to these and other questions persistently punctuating this pandemic. Are COVID-19 cases going to spike so… Continue reading

Fear that saves

Sign of the times: People are thinking about hell. I had over five times the number of hits on my blog post about hell in March alone (354) than I did in the… Continue reading

Fill some of these hours with thought

I’m seeing lots of suggestions in the news and on social media about how to fill your hours at home in these long days of self-quarantining. I have one too. Don’t. Don’t fill… Continue reading

Is this pandemic a judgment from God?

If you’re familiar at all with the Bible, you probably know that God periodically punished people with pestilence. You may also know that pestilence is predicted as part of God’s penalty on mankind… Continue reading