Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

I like Katy Perry. Though my first impression was negative when I first heard of her through her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” I have since come to see her as a… Continue reading

The best gift

Christmas Day is fast upon us, and I pray you have a truly joyous one with your family and loved ones. My siblings and I gather with our families for an evening celebration… Continue reading

Proper posture at Christmas

I’ve been busy lately, as probably most of you have, with preparations for Christmas – the decorating, the baking, the madness that is shopping in December. And, as happens every year, largely neglecting… Continue reading

Who needs him?

Every morning I wake before the crack of dawn, make my husband’s lunch, pour a cup of coffee, and sit in front of my laptop to find out what’s new in the world… Continue reading

What are we to make of this Jesus fellow?

It is a question with an ancient history that continues to have contemporary significance. What we believe about this individual whose life made an incalculable impact on the world, in a very real… Continue reading

It’s not who you are; it’s whose you are

I was raised Catholic by two wonderful, loving, devoted Catholic parents. They took all ten of us kids to Mass every Sunday, and every one of us went to Catholic elementary as well… Continue reading

God? Ummm…yeah. What’s for dinner?

“Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” (Psalm 96:2) So I’ve changed the focus of my blog. Whereas before I was often taking a stand… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… Continue reading

Penthouse, please

When I started this here little blog a year and a half ago, I had high expectations of sharing wisdom and insight that would change people’s lives and make the world a better… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Yesterday 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… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 2

Yesterday 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… 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

What’s in your well?

When I was a young girl of 12 and 13, back in the day, I was a victim of some relatively mild middle-school harassment from a few girls in my class…knocking my coat… Continue reading

Life and death…and life

When convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro’s body is cremated or laid to rest, I doubt if anyone will utter those five words heard regularly in every funeral home across the country: “He’s in a… Continue reading

Responding to persecution

My son plays guitar in a Christian rock band. So some comments on Facebook disparaging Christian music got my attention recently. And it got me thinking about persecution. Because I don’t believe the… Continue reading