Posts Tagged ‘family’

Ladies and Gentlemen

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutGod created man and woman, equal in the eyes of The LORD:

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28)

Therefore stories like these are particularly repugnant:

Taliban 2.0:  Targeting Women globally
Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party
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The Mom Song

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Must hear this song if you need a smile today.  We all – child, parent, or husband – can relate.  It’s terrific!

Some browsers may block it because of copyright concerns, but I was able to view it in my browser without difficulty.  If you experience difficulty, search on “The Mom Song” by Anita Renfroe!  There are multiple versions available for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

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Relationships: Sup with Me

May 3, 2012 1 comment

This is the last in a series of essays examining relationships.  The essays are intended to be read in sequence.  The first three were “Is There No Hope?”, “Earthly Relationships”, and “Relationship with Jesus”, respectively.

Jimmy and Suzie

Something – someone? – in the crowd caught his attention from the corner of his eye.  Instinctively he glanced to his right.  Jimmy’s gaze locked on target.  There was something special about her.  She was radiantly beautiful.  Perfectly petite, standing in her neat little dress, long blond hair falling onto her shoulders.  She was talking to a friend totally unaware of his presence, her attention riveted on her friend.  He tried to turn away and busy himself with his friends, but he could not ignore her.  It was as if he had bitten on a hook that caught in his heart and now she was just reeling him in.  Funny, she didn’t even know he existed – or did she?  He started to walk away, but after two steps he halted.  He had to at least meet her, and maybe get to know her. Read more…

Relationships: Earthly Relationships

May 3, 2012 Leave a comment

This is the second in a series of essays examining various aspects of relationships.  The essays are intended to be read in sequence.  The first was “Relationships:  Is There No Hope?”  A link to the next essay in the sequence is provided at the end.



In the previous essay “Is There No Hope?” we explored the nature of healthy and unhealthy relationships.  Healthy relationships abound in selfless love, an attitude of service, attentiveness, and consideration for others as demonstrated for us by Jesus Christ.

One of the key differences between Christianity and all other world views is the fact that all other world views require a man to follow specific rituals to attain certain desired spiritual benefits and rewards.  Even Judaism, our closest kin, requires a man to become righteous by following a set of commandments and rituals.  The same is true of Islam, Mormonism, and so on.

Christianity on the other hand requires only the existence of an intimate personal relationship between an individual person and Jesus Christ.  There is no requisite set of specific rituals that a person must follow.  A Christian’s positive righteous behavior is not the ritualistic fulfillment of a set of requirements but is the outward proof and product of a vibrant intimate personal relationship with Christ Jesus.  For example, a Christian is not a Christian because he has been baptized; rather a Christian is baptized as a public demonstration of his personal relationship with Jesus – his Christianity.

A personal relationship with Christ Jesus?  How is it possible for a person alive today to have a relationship with another person who physically lived on this earth 2000 years ago?  How can someone living today have a relationship with someone who lives in a spiritual realm inaccessible to our five senses?  Is that possible?

Let us examine the matter.  Let us examine the elements and characteristics of earthly relationships and apply what we learn to our personal relationship with Christ Jesus. Read more…

Relationships: Is There No Hope?

May 1, 2012 Leave a comment

This is the first in a series of essays examining various aspects of relationships.  The essays are intended to be read in sequence.  A link to the next essay in the sequence is provided at the end.


Magic Johnson drives to the basket, eludes two defenders, then soars high above the hoop from the free-throw line to slam the basketball through the net.  We watch awestruck at the coordination, the power, the agility, discipline, and self-control demonstrated by Magic Johnson. Read more…

I’m Coming Out

April 5, 2012 Leave a comment

I used to be gay. Read more…

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Virginia Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion

March 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Virginia became the 6th state to require that an ultrasound image of the unborn baby be provided to the mother before an abortion.