How do I explain this to my daughter?

As millions awoke yesterday morning to the news that Donald Trump will be our next president, a few less than that were expressing their shock, dismay, and distress on my Facebook news feed.… Continue reading

A prayer for our country

Father God, how we need you right now. Have mercy on our country for your name’s sake. You guided our forefathers to establish our government on your good principles…on righteousness and morality. You… Continue reading

My decision

I’m naturally skeptical but also a bit cynical. Which means when it comes to conspiracy theories I can go either way. For some reason, however, lately I’m finding them much easier to entertain… Continue reading

“I’m still thinking.”

I sometimes wonder what Donald Trump thinks about when he’s lying awake in bed at night, or just before rising. Does he remember the early days of his campaign when he expected to… Continue reading

Greatness, goodness, and God

I’ve never voted for a Democrat, at least as far back as I can remember. As my brother said to me recently, what does it say about this election that I was even… Continue reading

Well, I’ve narrowed it down

Here’s a question for myself this morning as I wrestle with this problem of a paucity of principled presidential prospects: would a candidate with as much baggage as Hillary Clinton is carrying (and… Continue reading

I could write in Jesus but I don’t think he’d win

“Vote your conscience,” those of faith are hearing from others of faith. But honestly, I don’t know if that advice is anywhere near practical in this election year. The implication of this counsel… Continue reading

Untangling a mess to reveal a decision

And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” – Zechariah 5:6 It’s three weeks… Continue reading

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

That is why

On the one hand, faith in Christ by itself is not enough to guarantee salvation, because faith is a gift. – Karl Keating That is why it depends on faith, in order that… Continue reading