#6 Image-bearers or beasts?

I wrote number six here of my top ten posts back in 2015 at the conclusion of that season’s American Idol. It immediately got a ton of views – Clark Beckham fans abounded.… 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

#8 I see dead people

Growing up as a funeral director’s kid gave me a familiarity and even comfort with death that none of my friends shared, nor wanted to share. Coming in at number eight of my… Continue reading

#9 Faith plus works or faith that works?

Number nine on my top ten posts in honor of my ten year blogging anniversary begins with a horrifying hypothetical scenario. Is this not what works-based salvation necessarily leads to? Picture this: You’re… 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

Happy anniversary to me

Next month will mark ten years I’ve been blogging, so I thought I would open a bottle of bubbly and toast this upcoming milestone with some personal reflections on my first decade in… Continue reading

Unnecessary angst over “We”

So it seems that thousands of Catholics in Phoenix are likely feeling a little insecure today. It was just revealed that a priest in that diocese has been unknowingly performing invalid Catholic baptisms,… 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

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….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