Tag Archive: family

No more excursions for this concern

As the saying goes, you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. For better or worse, you’re stuck with them that are stuck with you…that blood that’s thicker than water… Continue reading

Insert sappy title here

Appeals to sentimentality and inspirational memes and blog posts rarely attract me enough to cause me to click or read lately. I still haven’t watched the video of the autistic boy at a… 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

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Thursday 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 doctrine… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 2

Tuesday 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 failures… 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

Faith that wounds

I’m waxing personal and reflective this month. A few more installments in the series…this is number 11. When you have a strong faith, and you also have children, your greatest desire for them… Continue reading

Entering the crucible

Part 10…30 years…explanation…read it here We used to have a nice, little Christian bookstore near our home and I would periodically drop in for resources or gifts. On one occasion as I was… Continue reading

Faith that threatens

This is Part 9…blah, blah, blah…intro is here. When my husband and I married I was a Christian in name only and he not even. He had had some minimal involvement in church… Continue reading

The Big Guy

  It’s time to haul out and dust off my poignant, heart-warming, Hallmark Channel-worthy Christmas commentary. The one about how I hate Santa. Grab a tissue. I expect I’m about to be called… Continue reading

Simple mathematics is the key to happiness. Who knew?

Please enjoy this repeat with your turkey leftovers while I enjoy the rare company of my children and grandchildren. Your child was killed in a freak accident today.  It’s a shame you had… Continue reading

Rogue mothers have no decency

The third infant in three months was thrown to her death from a New York City apartment building yesterday. Well, why not? Six months old, 1 month old, 1 hour old….plus nine months.… Continue reading

It takes a village? Only if we hand them over.

I find it ironic that those who are the most passionate about certain “rights” and freedoms…to marry someone of the same-sex, determine your own gender, take the life of your child in the… Continue reading

Pope sets time frame for forgiveness

“A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar…” And you know the rest. You don’t? Neither do I. But there’s got to be a good joke out there that starts… Continue reading

Feminists vs. the Patriarchy

If there’s one truth that would impact culture for good more than just about any other if it were more widely believed, accepted, and embraced, it’s this: males and females are quite different… Continue reading