Category Archives: current events

Casey Anthony: Where are the prayer warriors?

I just finished reading a blog post by Matthew Paul Turner (Jesus Needs New PR) about the verdict in the Casey Anthony case.  He asks why we are more passionate about justice being served in this case than about the death of other children around the world, or even in our own country. I also read […]

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My heart is in Joplin

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  Psalm 34:18 One week ago today, our family was gathered in our basement as the tornado sirens wailed outside.  We watched the local coverage of the storm and prayed as a tornado ravaged a section of La Crosse, ten miles to […]

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We can’t even be civil about civility!

“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.’”  – Matthew 12:25 You won’t often find me commenting on politics, unless it is an observation on the process itself.  I’m not a Republican or a Democrat or […]

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I hadn’t intended to blog today, just because everyone and their grandmothers seem to be sharing 9/11 memories.  Then I read a friend’s blog, and she talked about sharing her memories for her kids’ sake. I do think it’s important for them to know how I felt because the initial hours of the attacks forever […]

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Do people identify me correctly?

A recent poll conducted by Pew Research found the number of Americans who believe that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now accounts for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population.  (Washington Post article) President Obama claims to be a Christian.  So why does one-fifth of the population not […]

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The Manhattan Declaration

One of my favorite Catholic friends tipped me off to this several days ago.  I’m a little surprised I haven’t heard much “buzz” about it, but then again, it wouldn’t be fodder for the mainstream media.  After all, I don’t think any celebrities have endorsed it yet, and we all know celebrities are the final […]

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