Tag Archive: death

YODO?

My birthday is this month. Not sure what day it is though. I’ll be 30…or maybe I already am 30. Naw…I think it was mid-January or later. I remember the occasion of my… Continue reading

Oh, the contrasts

So if you look at all these verses taken together, Jake, what we see, I think, is the necessity for both faith and works. Jake is the man with a question. Karl Keating,… Continue reading

Hold on….heaven awaits

The more the world goes to hell the more I long for heaven. Peace…goodness…love…joy. Everlasting perfect bliss without the slightest hint or danger of violence, deception, immorality, hatred, sadness, suffering or pain. This… Continue reading

Purgatory as a perennial time-out

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you… Continue reading

Puzzles and Purgatory

When I was younger I had a recurring dream, or more specifically a recurring element in my dreams, which was so ethereally thrilling that upon waking I would almost despair that it was… Continue reading

It’s Greek to me

If there’s one good thing I can say about the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory, it’s that at least it reflects an understanding of the holiness of God and his hatred of sin. But… Continue reading

(Almost) nobody’s perfect

My husband and I own an outdoor party center, and every three or four days during the season you can find me mowing our considerable acreage for about 2 and a half hours… Continue reading

Thank God for salt

Heaven is looking better all the time. Do you know what I mean? The weirder this world gets and the more it is marked by lies, corruption, murder, selfishness and other sundry sins,… Continue reading

I see dead people

I grew up in a funeral home, where on any given day maybe 12 feet away from where my siblings and I were eating, watching TV, doing homework, or arguing about whose turn… Continue reading

Judging our Judge

Is God a moral monster because he commanded the slaughter of whole groups of people, including children? Are the records in the Old Testament of God ordering the nation of Israel to mercilessly… Continue reading

Is there such a thing as original sin?

I can think of little else more horrifyingly unjust than to send an innocent child, a newborn even, to an everlasting, godless existence in hell. A babe just out of the womb, or… Continue reading

What about the unreached? Part 2

Before I continue I need to emphasize that I am expressing my own views on the doctrine of salvation and do not represent any particular denomination or church. I freely admit that I… Continue reading

Dispel the fog on abortion

A family member’s recent Facebook post perpetrating the lie that only one person’s body is of concern in an abortion reminded me that facts are inconvenient things when ideology trumps truth. But like… Continue reading

The final fork

I just can’t get into a storyline peppered with names like Smeagol, Boromir, and Isildur. Huh? Especially when they inhabit bizarre worlds constantly in danger from creepy or menacing orcs, balrogs, and the… Continue reading

A heavenly transaction

This is Part 7 of my personal reflection series My quest – 30 years and counting. You can read my introduction here. So there I was, a new creation. Ta da! You know that dance scene… Continue reading