Month: November 2016

Thankful For the Hardships

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The first American Thanksgiving took place by Presidential proclamation in the middle of the bloodiest war to take place on the North American continent. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t what most people would consider a highpoint. So why make a holiday of thankfulness during the turmoil and violence of the Civil War? Because Read More …

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How I Benefitted From Doubting My Faith

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Pretending to never doubt one’s faith and telling others that they should never doubt either is dangerous. Thinking that we have no reason to doubt our beliefs assumes that we somehow have all the answers that don’t need to be refined within the crucible of skepticism. And telling others that they should never doubt their Read More …

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Michelle Malkin’s Gilded Brand of Conservatism

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“Appropriately enough, the new virtue signals of tantrum-throwing young leftists stirring up trouble are safety pins — to show “solidarity” with groups supposedly endangered by Donald Trump. Safety pins are also handy — for holding up the government-manufactured diapers in which too many overgrown dependents are swaddled.” – Michelle Malkin, “The Slacker Mandate and the Safety Read More …

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Did God Choose Trump?

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No matter who wins the election, we know God put them there. I’ve heard this line or something like it a lot in Christian circles. It typically is followed by the commentary that God must be punishing us if the democrat wins, but God is blessing us if the republican wins. This is usually backed up Read More …

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The Arrogance Of Not Arguing

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I’m an argumentative person. Most of the people who know me would roll their eyes and nod their heads in agreement with that. Argumentative people like me can be taken as arrogant, “know-it-alls,” people who love confrontation, people who always have to be right, etc. Sometimes I can certainly fit any of those descriptions just Read More …

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Make America Think Again!

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The fallout from the election has been ugly. It seems as though critical thinking has been replaced by divisive sound bites, conspiracy theories, and victimization complexes. I have recently been called a Right-wing misogynistic racist and a Left-wing pro-Clinton bleeding heart out to destroy America. Perhaps one of those accusations is true, but probably not both Read More …

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