Reaping what we sow

Of all the emotions rising up in me since the Connecticut shootings, the most persistent one is anger. I feel great sadness for the families, gratitude that my children are safe, and also… Continue reading

God control

Where is God?! Where was he when innocent children were being ruthlessly slaughtered in Connecticut? Surely if God is yet alive, or even ever existed, he would have prevented a deeply troubled young… Continue reading

True freedom

Which is more likely to secure freedom for a society – a multitude of laws or a minimum? In my previous post I suggested mandating marriage for a couple who create a child,… Continue reading

Dumpster children and mandatory marriage

Another child tossed in the garbage. That’s the big local news where I live. But this one was not an unwanted newborn, as most dumpster children are. This little boy had managed to… Continue reading

The Big Guy

With the Christmas season officially upon us, and chubby-cheeked or just plain chubby Santas everywhere you turn, my passion for truth is stirred once again by the ubiquitous Santa myth (or the Smyth,… Continue reading

The cause of Christ

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 course, I’m… Continue reading

Slippery Socialism

There seems to be a growing sense that this year’s presidential election is a pivotal one, as in the difference between regaining our strength as a country or sliding perilously closer to the… Continue reading

A view to the vertical

I thought I’d start out this post about political parties with a joke. Actually, two…’cause I want to be fair. What do you get when you cross a pilgrim with a Democrat? A… Continue reading

The real key to our strength

We live in a pain-plagued, tumultuous, dangerous world. Last night’s presidential foreign policy debate highlighted some of the areas that are currently, and seemingly always, simmering or bubbling over with tension and violence.… Continue reading

Dear pro-life advocate…

The other day I posted a plea to abortion rights supporters to consider how the claim that abortion restrictions infringe on a woman’s right to control her body is one that intentionally misrepresents… Continue reading

Dear abortion rights supporter…

Can we talk? May we engage in a cool-headed dialogue in mutual respect about this crucial issue? I am strongly pro-life but I don’t condemn you nor think of you as evil. Some… Continue reading

A leader like George

To be president of the most powerful country in the world is a high calling indeed. The responsibilities are many and weighty, the sacrifices real and substantial. Whomever holds the office is deserving… Continue reading

My worth and yours

I had to make a monumental decision the other night when planning a meeting with two dear friends. And it was this…Panera or Starbucks? Perhaps monumental is overstating it a little, but my… Continue reading

Love trumps fairness

And covers a multitude of sins. Even, or perhaps especially, homosexuality. And hatred. I had determined yesterday to write about the unfairness of pro-gay lobbies labeling pro-family organizations as hate groups, when their… Continue reading

Uncle Sam and Parenting 101

Mitt Romney’s secretly videotaped comments about the 47% of Americans who are financially dependent on the government, and all the ensuing discussion of what he meant and was he being accurate, highlight one… Continue reading