Category Archive: LIVING

This is what passes for virtue today

Before I talk about prayer anymore I have to say something about parents and perversion. Little children are being sexualized…in the schools, in the entertainment media, and in “kid-friendly” drag queen shows. You… 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

We are his cause

A lot of us humans have a pet cause, which is one of the things that sets us apart from the animal kingdom – our pets don’t have a human cause. But, of… Continue reading

#7 Sin, suffering, and salvation

Why would anyone want to read a post about sin? Number seven here of my top ten posts likely got some traction because I previously began it referencing Donald Trump in this context.… Continue reading

#10 No God, no hope

So I’m counting down my top ten blog posts to commemorate my ten-year blogging anniversary. Most of them earned a spot by number of views; a few by being well-liked. Number ten here… Continue reading

The final fork

I just can’t get into a storyline peppered with names like Smeagol, Boromir, and Isildur. Huh? Especially when they inhabit bizarre worlds constantly in danger from creepy or menacing orcs, balrogs, and the… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10….35 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

Faith that threatens

This is Part 9…blah, blah, blah…intro is here. When my husband and I married I was a Christian in name only and he not even. He had had some minimal involvement in church… Continue reading

Homework, housework, and hermeneutics

This is Part 8 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. I really didn’t want to go….I remember that distinctly. Bible study? I’m not ready for that yet,… Continue reading

A heavenly transaction

This is Part 7 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. So there I was, a new creation. Ta da! You know that dance scene at the end… Continue reading

God speaks

This is Part 6 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. God is in the business of saving souls. He doesn’t want any to perish, his word says.… Continue reading

A tragedy transformed

This is Part 5 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. “You stay there, Danny. I’m just going to straighten it out.” I live in a semi-rural neighborhood… Continue reading

The object of my quest

This is Part 4 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. September 7, 1985 – “Been thinking a lot lately about a lot of things…the… Continue reading

Functional agnosticism

This is Part 3 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. For most of the first half of my life my spirituality went largely unexamined.… Continue reading

Discerning the depths

This is Part 2 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. I wonder sometimes how my life and the lives of my children would be… Continue reading