Blessed Are the Merciful: Showing Mercy to Parents Who Need It

I didn't write anything about how awful people were when the little boy fell into the gorilla enclosure.  I didn't say anything about how quick people were to judge the poor parents whose child was killed by the alligator....more

Christians Who AREN'T: How NOT to Pray for the President

I'm updating and reposting this today because four years later a U.S....more

Dear Mom in the Pew

Dear Mom in the Pew in Front of Me, the One with the Rowdy Kids:...more
bameng Thank YOU for your commitment to bringing them to church! One day you will be able to ...more

Persecution of Christians Is Real, But the "War on Christmas" Isn't Part of It

It's that time of year again!  Yes, it's time for the annual "War on Christmas", when all we faithful Christians must endure the pain of being wished "Happy Holidays" and seeing retailers advertising "Holiday Sales" and let's not forget all those evil people taking Christ out of Christmas and replacing him with an X!...more
I know what you mean. It seems to me that as a society many of us have already forgotten the ...more

That Time I Did Not Advent Right

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Best One I Ever Made

I don't know about you, but I always get nervous about roasting the Thanksgiving turkey.  It's such a big responsibility.  If your casserole doesn't turn out exactly right, so what?  There are about 100 more casseroles on the table.  But if the turkey is bad?  That's a Big Deal....more

Love and Fear

Unless all your Facebook friends think exactly like you, your newsfeed is probably like mine right now--completely polarized on the issue of admitting Syrian refugees to the United States....more

Too Much Stuff: An All-American Problem

Editor's Note: This NaBloPoMo post was originally published on November 9, 2015. ...more
J-MOM Having had everything forcibly purged by fire, it absolutely AMAZES me how much we've ...more

My Forever Home

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.- Maya Angelou ...more