Tag Archive: Jesus

We are his cause

A lot of us humans have a pet cause, which is one of the things that sets us apart from the animal kingdom – our pets don’t have a human cause. But, of… Continue reading

# 3 Truth is an elephant

All this month I’ve been rerunning my top ten posts of my ten years in the blogosphere and I’m down to my top three. Aren’t you excited? In this one I use a… Continue reading

#5 God as Master Puppeteer

Coming in at number five of my top ten posts in my ten years as a blogger is this one on the doctrines of predestination and election….part of my series on barriers to… Continue reading

#6 Image-bearers or beasts?

I wrote number six here of my top ten posts back in 2015 at the conclusion of that season’s American Idol. It immediately got a ton of views – Clark Beckham fans abounded.… Continue reading

#7 Sin, suffering, and salvation

Why would anyone want to read a post about sin? Number seven here of my top ten posts likely got some traction because I previously began it referencing Donald Trump in this context.… Continue reading

#8 I see dead people

Growing up as a funeral director’s kid gave me a familiarity and even comfort with death that none of my friends shared, nor wanted to share. Coming in at number eight of my… Continue reading

#9 Faith plus works or faith that works?

Number nine on my top ten posts in honor of my ten year blogging anniversary begins with a horrifying hypothetical scenario. Is this not what works-based salvation necessarily leads to? Picture this: You’re… Continue reading

Unnecessary angst over “We”

So it seems that thousands of Catholics in Phoenix are likely feeling a little insecure today. It was just revealed that a priest in that diocese has been unknowingly performing invalid Catholic baptisms,… 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….35 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

Homework, housework, and hermeneutics

This is Part 8 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. I really didn’t want to go….I remember that distinctly. Bible study? I’m not ready for that yet,… Continue reading

A heavenly transaction

This is Part 7 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. So there I was, a new creation. Ta da! You know that dance scene at the end… Continue reading

The object of my quest

This is Part 4 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. September 7, 1985 – “Been thinking a lot lately about a lot of things…the… Continue reading

35 years a saint

1986. I was a stay-at-home young mother of three children, ages one to five. Though life was less than thrilling, it was really all I ever wanted….to bear and raise a couple of… 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 of… Continue reading