Tag Archive: love

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

A lover spurned

– What if we held tightly to the idea that to love one another is holy and sacred because love comes from God? – But let one person find love, comfort or companionship… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Knowledge of God

I recently watched Carrie Underwood’s performance of “How Great Thou Art” from the “ACM Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” concert, which aired on April 22, 2011. Accompanied by Vince Gill, this… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Forgiveness

You’ve heard the stories. A young person is murdered and, incredibly, the parents declare that they forgive their child’s killer. In some cases, like this one here, they even go out of their… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – 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

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

The love of a child

I have four grown children whom I love dearly…and I’m pretty sure they love me back. I also have four little children who I’ll never see again and whom I miss dearly. They… Continue reading

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

Dumpster children and mandatory marriage

Tomorrow I will be voting for candidates whom I believe are more likely than their opponent to uphold traditional values, and I implore you to do the same. In the fight for the… 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

Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s parents were on American Idol this week, talking to Ryan Seacrest about their famous daughter. So I thought this would be a good time to dust off this post I wrote… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 14

Click here for Chapter 1 Ruth’s father turned away from the guard and looked out the window, contemplating how unusual it must seem that he was hoping and praying his daughter would go… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 13

Click here for Chapter 1 When Ruth’s father opened his eyes the prison guard was at his elbow, the hand and ankle cuffs clipped to his belt. “Let’s go sit in the waiting… Continue reading

The Trade, Chapter 12

Click here for Chapter 1 “Daddy, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” As Ruth looked at her father lying in the hospital bed next to hers, she began to cry uncontrollably. Years of rebellion… Continue reading