Tag Archive: family

Simple mathematics is the key to happiness. Who knew? *

Your child was killed in a freak accident today.  It’s a shame you had to find out so coldly and matter-of-factly, but I had no other way of contacting you because your phone’s… 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

The tell-tale evil heart

I’m sure I’m not the only the one to see the irony. A Utah woman gets 30 years to life for killing her six newborns fresh out of the womb, when if she… Continue reading

You’re free to practice your religion…as long as you don’t bring God into it.

That’s the message we Christians have been getting lately. Our First Amendment guarantee of “free exercise” is conditional on submission to government-sanctioned ideology…not God. If in obeying him we end up offending someone,… 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

God and gratitude

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

Post-Christmas letdown

This is a re-post from 2012. The Christmas season is a time of anticipation. For weeks we are planning and preparing, dreaming and decorating, buying and baking.  We can’t wait for the big… Continue reading

The Holy Spirit

I am still in awe of the fact that by simply tapping a small, wireless, handheld device we can talk to someone hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, reaching them in seconds.… Continue reading

Belonging

Curse you, Madison Avenue. Your perfect little family Christmas…you know, with all the smiles and hugs, the busy kitchen and cozy fireplace, the beautiful and bountiful presents under the tree and sons and… Continue reading

A non-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving post

~ where I affirm your significance, and mine In researching a topic for today’s post, I read a bunch of other blogs on various topics. Boy…a whole lot of people have even more… Continue reading

In the seed of faith there is new life

When one considers all the competing religious and philosophical beliefs and belief systems, and all the different conglomerations of beliefs that individuals can have, one has to wonder…what difference does it make what… Continue reading

The long arm of the Church

These are reason Nos. 10, 11, and 12 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. As expected, I’m getting push-back from some Catholics regarding this series I’m doing. It feels… Continue reading

A wonderful, Catholic woman of God

I’d like to pause again in my series on why I left the Catholic Church, to pay tribute to two of the greatest Catholics I know of…my mom and dad. Though I have… Continue reading

Catholic charities

This is No. 5 in the series. Please read my introduction and explanation here. I remember when I had just left the Catholic Church, my dear, very devoted Catholic father telling me that… Continue reading

Living without fear

It’s a jungle out there. Life is positively Amazonian . . . a winding, never-ending thicket of dangerous possibilities. Terrorist attacks, neighborhood crime, vehicular accidents, deadly germs, medical mistakes. It’s enough to keep… Continue reading