Tag Archive: happiness

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… 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 specifically,… Continue reading

The love we need

She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness. But worse than this, she was disagreeable,… Continue reading

I’m comfortable with that

I’ve heard people dismiss a discussion on spiritual things by asserting that they’re “comfortable” with their religious beliefs. Which is fine, unless that is the primary basis for them. In other words…truth is… 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

What the world needs now

Dear Reader…thank you for every time, if even just once, that you have invested precious minutes and mental faculties in consuming what I have prepared in this blog. I am truly grateful and pray… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

Churches are pretty packed at Christmas. Extra services are planned and extra chairs set up to accommodate those who normally sleep in. Pastors welcome the twice a year opportunity – Christmas and Easter… 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

Works for me

There’s no shortage of criticism of Oprah Winfrey for her contribution to the syncretistic spirituality of our times. Even famed author, speaker, and apologist Ravi Zacharias has said that he wanted the title… Continue reading

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

What the world needs now

This post originally ran on December 31, 2012. Another year in the books and, boy, things just keeps getting better and better, huh? Folks are learning how to get along with each other… Continue reading

Does evil need God?

  “questions about values—about meaning, morality, and life’s larger purpose—are really questions about the well-being of conscious creatures.” – Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape         The moral argument for God’s… Continue reading