Book Reviews

Book Review: The Bible

Title: The Holy Bible  Authors: 40+ men over 1500 years   Genre: Non-fiction   Publisher: God   Release Date: 1535  Pages: 1,200ish   Simply filling out the specs I'm picking a fight. My choice to label The Bible non-fiction communicates: Ignorance to secular scientists (Gah! Join the 21st century!) Intolerance to other religions (god wrote our book too) Combativeness to atheists (your god is… Continue reading Book Review: The Bible

Personal Journey

Be the Gift You Want to Get in This World

Of all the people turned off by Christians, Gandhi is my favorite. Gandhi was perplexed that Jesus' followers were little crazed antitheses of Him, buzzing about the world scattering judgement like pollen, condemning, wearing the cross and forgetting its dictates. Though he was turned off by Christians, Gandhi didn't discount the Man himself. Imitation is… Continue reading Be the Gift You Want to Get in This World

Personal Journey

Heal My Soul – Testimony Part III

Heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. - Psalm 41:4b My memory in the months before I acquiesced to Jesus is hazy. I know I was desperate. I know circumstantially I had everything-- as far as the American Dream goes, anyway. Although I had married my prince charming, I was disappointed that I… Continue reading Heal My Soul – Testimony Part III

Personal Journey

God Loves Even the Meanest Person – Testimony Part I

There was a time when I did not take God seriously.  But no matter.  He took me seriously. Of my early memories, this one stands out-- my husband and I at age 16 were climbing on a jungle gym, talking about the meaning of life, and blithely dismissing God's hand in parting the Red Sea… Continue reading God Loves Even the Meanest Person – Testimony Part I

Personal Journey, Politics

Hollow. Ween. A Zombie Tradition I Wish Would Just Die Already

More disgusting and mutilated than any front yard ornament or trick-or-treat costume I'll see this year is the philosophy behind this "cultural tradition" we call Halloween. Yes, some of you will hate me when I'm done. An impressionable sapling of a boy was riding in the car with his mom one day when he made… Continue reading Hollow. Ween. A Zombie Tradition I Wish Would Just Die Already

Personal Journey

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I want to tell you about someone who loves me. He has loved me all my life, from the time I was in my mother's womb.  He loved me when I was frail and helpless and messy and when I said silly or ridiculous things; still he loved me.  He did not abandon me when… Continue reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Personal Journey

Love, Wrapped Up

It's Christmas time.   And as Scroogie as it is to talk about this, most of what my thoughts gravitate toward is... money.  I wish it weren't true.  I am constantly planning how I can get awesome, appropriate, and unique gifts at the best prices.  A fourth generation bargain Betty, I can't resist a thrift… Continue reading Love, Wrapped Up