Tag Archive: death

Damn those disappointments

So, God must be a Patriots fan, I guess. There were so many ways he could have assured the Seattle Seahawks of a second Super Bowl win last night. But he didn’t. Maybe… Continue reading

Words matter. Listen.

Forty-two years ago today the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision, and since then over 53 million babies have been killed in the womb. Baby…or fetus? Kill…or terminate? This is a… 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… Continue reading

Confident hope

Oh, the frenzy on the Ellen show this time of year. I’ll bet tickets for her 12 Days of Giveaways 2015 are already sold out. You snag one of those and not only… Continue reading

Freedom

Many who have not experienced it will balk at the idea that in Christ we have freedom. Like the Jews challenged by Jesus they would say, “We…have never been enslaved to anyone. How… Continue reading

The doctrine of Purgatory

This is No. 9 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember shortly before my father died, standing at the foot of his sickbed as two nuns prayed for… Continue reading

There will be justice

As we hear of innocent children being beheaded, their mothers raped, their fathers slaughtered mercilessly, we may question the whereabouts of this almighty, loving God Christians talk about. Is his arm too short… Continue reading

What’s your Risk Ratio?

A young man from our community was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday…one day shy of 20 years old and his whole life, presumably, ahead of him. Presumably. In a world that is,… 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

I’m talking to you. Yes, you.

No one will ever accuse me of being too upbeat. Though I would identify as more optimistic than pessimistic, and I do have a sense of humor, I’m more the serious type and… 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

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

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

Words matter. Listen.

What are you? A human being, for sure. Male or female? Man, woman…boy, girl? Are you a senior citizen, a teenager, a middle-ager? We are all members of the human race, but in… Continue reading

Jesus really is the answer

 “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.” And so the three teenage boys did.  A college baseball player shot in the back last week just… Continue reading