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

It’s baaack…

…the issue that won’t go away, that is. The following is from the same discussion on gay marriage I referenced in my previous post, and I was responding to another reader’s comments. You… Continue reading

Partisan politics and fantasy football

By now I’m sure most of us are pretty sick and tired of all the political ads, most of them accusatory, and the annoying robotic phone calls we have no desire to listen… Continue reading

Think less, smile more

The other day I posted about counting your blessings as the key to happiness. This post is about my frustration with practicing what I preach. I have much to be grateful for…I have… Continue reading

Simple mathematics is the key to happiness. Who knew?

Your child was killed in a freak accident today.  It’s a shame you had to find out so coldly and matter-of-factly, but I had no other way of contacting you because your phone’s… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 2

Click here for Part 1 I believe God’s removal of His protection and blessing from Job was, among other things, a test to expose and prove the genuineness of his faith and devotion.… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 1

As one who has never had to endure great suffering like the loss of a child or seeing my home destroyed by a hurricane or tornado, I know I need to tread lightly… Continue reading

Forever is kind of a long time

There are some really smart people in this world. I’m not one of them. But I run across them as I read blogs from philosopher types and apologists, and news reports of great… Continue reading

Browns extremely need a makeover

I’m a Cleveland Browns fan. Raised in northeast Ohio, you almost can’t help it…no matter how badly they do. Browns fans are diehard and desperate. We hang on and we hope. So this… Continue reading

T minus nine months

My granddaughter was born yesterday….plucked out of the womb at 8:36 am. Perfect in form and health…praise God. At 8:36 am on August 18, 2012 her life is considered as having begun. She… Continue reading

I wish this issue would just go away

But it won’t. So I will continue speaking out in love (I’m trying anyway) in support of retaining the joining of one man with one woman as the only accepted form of marriage.… Continue reading

Just a little song I wrote

It’s Sunday, and as I’ve been pondering God’s power and mercy, His holiness and love, I was reminded, as I often am, that the only proper attitude toward Him is humility and submission.… Continue reading

Rockin’ those rose-colored glasses

In my last post I referenced the call on a Christian’s life to love others, even our enemies. I thought today I would break down what I understand that to mean…what that looks… Continue reading