Tag Archive: forgiveness

It’s not who you are; it’s whose you are

I was raised Catholic by two wonderful, loving, devoted Catholic parents. They took all ten of us kids to Mass every Sunday, and every one of us went to Catholic elementary as well… Continue reading

God? Ummm…yeah. What’s for dinner?

“Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” (Psalm 96:2) So I’ve changed the focus of my blog. Whereas before I was often taking a stand… 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

Penthouse, please

When I started this here little blog a year and a half ago, I had high expectations of sharing wisdom and insight that would change people’s lives and make the world a better… Continue reading

Why doesn’t God do something? Part 3

Yesterday 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… Continue reading

What’s in your well?

When I was a young girl of 12 and 13, back in the day, I was a victim of some relatively mild middle-school harassment from a few girls in my class…knocking my coat… Continue reading

Responding to persecution

My son plays guitar in a Christian rock band. So some comments on Facebook disparaging Christian music got my attention recently. And it got me thinking about persecution. Because I don’t believe the… Continue reading

Truth frees; preferences fail

I come from a very large family. I have five brothers and four sisters, and when we all get together with our immediate clans, we currently total 56. That’s a lot of people… Continue reading

Balancing truth and love

“Lord, what should my attitude be?” That was my prayer just now as I pondered the Supreme Court’s latest decisions regarding same-sex marriage, and the celebrations on various fronts because of them. How… Continue reading

Refusing heroes

Awhile back I wrote about heroes among us – ordinary men and women who stay true to their marriage vows despite trials and disappointment. I counted them among other traditional heroes such as… Continue reading

Of mercy, and justice

Picture this: Two men are on death row for murder. Both acknowledge their guilt and have resigned themselves to their fate. But when Murderer A unexpectedly receives a pardon, Murderer B is outraged… 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

Would Jesus call Bill Maher an ass?

Only if donkeys were taxis, I suppose. I don’t have to wonder if I would. I already have, numerous times. Now, notice I didn’t ask if Jesus would identify Bill Maher as an… Continue reading