Tag Archive: salvation

# 4 God’s love – a case from reason

It’s true. What the world needs now, and has always needed, is love. We need to treat others with love but we also need to know that we are loved, truly and unconditionally.… 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

#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

The final fork

I just can’t get into a storyline peppered with names like Smeagol, Boromir, and Isildur. Huh? Especially when they inhabit bizarre worlds constantly in danger from creepy or menacing orcs, balrogs, and the… 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

Faith that threatens

This is Part 9…blah, blah, blah…intro is here. When my husband and I married I was a Christian in name only and he not even. He had had some minimal involvement in church… 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

God speaks

This is Part 6 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. God is in the business of saving souls. He doesn’t want any to perish, his word says.… 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

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, child abuse, sex trafficking, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… 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