Category Archive: LIVING

There’s something wrong with us

For those of no religious persuasion the whole thing about Jesus being a human/divine sacrifice can seem pretty weird. What kind of God would demand such a thing before he’ll “save” anyone? If… Continue reading

There’s knowing, and then there’s knowing

Well, it’s happened again. Just when I’m about to quit Facebook…except for Scrabble…I can’t quit Scrabble. Scrabble to me is what working out is to others…I need it, am rejuvenated by it, and… Continue reading

Escaping evil

Anyone who really cares about me and read my last post might have wondered what I need to escape from. I’ve been wondering that myself each time I sit down at the dining… 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

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…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

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 My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. I really didn’t want to go…I remember that distinctly. Bible study? I’m not ready… Continue reading