A Tale of Two Flags

After the horrific church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, we all had a lump in our throats. This was unspeakable, horrific – we had just seen evil unmasked and it made us all shudder.... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Feminism and Caitlyn Jenner

The internet is awash in ooohs and ahhhhs over the debut of “Caitlyn”, Bruce Jenner’s new female alter-ego. “She looks beautiful,” we say. “How inspiring,”.. ....more

Not Everything is Political, Sometimes Religious Beliefs are Just Personal

I started my blog, The Cute Conservative, in order to create a place where I could talk about politics and not offend the readers of my “normal” blog – but in the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen a strange shift. These days, everything is political, or has a political angle....more
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Obeying the Long Way

Eugene Peterson wrote a book called “The Long Obedience in the Same Direction”. While I’ve never read it, I admire him and I’ve always loved that title. So often we want the stories about calling and purpose but we are not as moved by the long trudge we must make in order to be truly called ....more

Not everything is political

I started this blog in order to create a place where I could talk about politics and not offend the readers of my “normal” blog – but in the years that I’ve been blogging,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

Riding test

The other day, I had to perform a riding test at my new barn. Now, let me tell you right up front: I am not a sophisticated rider, y’all. I learned to ride from scruffy, fearless cowboys who told me encouraging things like, “don’t come off” and “that horse knows more cow than you do, darlin’, so let ‘im loose” ....more

The $2000 prayer

We drove five hours round-trip and packed a 16-foot trailer full of garage sale items from my parent’s house the day before the sale. We didn’t make signs or a Craigslist ad until the night before. We didn’t unload any of the stuff until the morning of the sale because of stormy weather, we wondered if anyone would even show up ....more

Five Reasons Marriage Doesn’t Work Anymore – Rare Original Letter from 1903

(Seeing as how this column (5 reasons marriage doesn’t work anymore) has become quite popular lately, I thought it was fitting to share this similar concern from a distressed gentleman in 1903,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

Grateful for Good Friday

Yesterday I bought a glittery cross necklace at Target. It’s the ultimate American Christian thing to do, right, to feel moved by Passion Week and go buy a bauble to recognize it? We were talking with some friends the other night about how we wear and celebrate an instrument of torture – “how do I teach my three-year-old about that?” one friend wondered ....more

New on Trochia: Of Mice and Sin

Almost every morning, our cat, Bandit, brings a “gift” to our doorstep. A friend of ours calls it “paying the rent” and that’s a cute way to think of it, but no matter how adorably we describe it,... [[ This is a content summary only ....more