35 years a saint

1986. I was a stay-at-home young mother of three children, ages one to five. Though life was less than thrilling, it was really all I ever wanted….to bear and raise a couple of… Continue reading

If God is not good, he’s bad

Even the most faithful Christian can find herself succumbing to waves of doubt when trials multiply and weigh her down. One tragedy or affliction follows another in a seemingly never-ending pattern of suffering,… Continue reading

The most momentous junction

New Year’s resolution….blah, blah, blah.…lose weight, quit smoking, get healthy.…blah, blah, blah….off the diet, still lighting up, quit the gym….blah, blah, blah. Wait eleven and a half months. Repeat. It’s that time of… Continue reading

Take me to church

Have you ever watched a film you’ve seen multiple times and find yourself hoping it turns out differently? Like maybe Uncle Billy will remember that he put the $8,000 into the newspaper when… Continue reading

Do we trust the driver or do we bail?

Driving the Ohio turnpike in a winter storm at night is, shall we say, adventuresome. Snow completely covering the road and blowing everywhere, drivers having to guess where the lanes are, most but… Continue reading

Sugar daddy Santa

It’s just my opinion, but it’s not just MY opinion. There are other rebellious ones like me who think frauds like Santa Claus should be exposed. Oh, the deceit. Here’s my anti-Santa post… Continue reading

Put yourself in God’s place

Fellow parents.…imagine with me for a minute. You come home from work or shopping with armloads of wonderful and much-desired gifts for your children, anticipating and envisioning squeals of delight and copious displays… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

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

Got religion?

A parable of the faithful A homeowner opened his front door to a young couple wanting to talk with him. But when he saw the printed material they were holding he politely declined… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… Continue reading

The blind and the seeing

Atheists have a lot of objections to what is claimed about God in the Bible. But as I dialogue with them, it’s often unclear to me whether they believe their objections amount to… Continue reading

The courage of humility

“I was wrong.” “I too have said or thought things like that.” “This policy that I thought would help is actually hurting and needs to be changed.” Three of the most difficult things… Continue reading

The lie of repro rights

Your reproductive rights end where the life of the being you helped produce begins. Your right to reproduce or not to reproduce is yours only logically prior to the moment reproduction has occurred.… Continue reading

The Gospel of the Vaccine

It all seems eerily familiar:  the application of guilt the laying out of the predicament and consequences of your guilt the good news of a price paid for you the promise of redemption… Continue reading

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support: Or perhaps more… Continue reading