I had somebody say to me recently that Christians shouldn't try to pass legislation that limits other people's "rights" to have a relationship with a person of the same sex. This somebody used to be close to me (we were childhood buddies), so it is hard for me to hear this from him. However, I… Continue reading Call to ACTION
The pastor and his wife sit down with the soon-to-be-married couple. This isn't a comfortable topic, but they feel it necessary to press forward and get it over with. "So, have you decided what to do about birth control?" The young couple shifts nervously in their chairs as they exchange embarrassed glances. The young man… Continue reading The Church and Contraceptives: Freedom to Choose to be Foolish?
I know there are people out there who are thinking: "Headcovering, skirts and dresses, no birth control . . . come on--this stuff is not important. How is this real life? What about people on drugs, people starving, sex trafficking? Compared to that, this stuff is fluff. Let's focus on what matters." What matters. Hmmm.… Continue reading How is this Real Life?
I cried yesterday. I was informed that an acquaintance of mine has cervical cancer--at 24 years old. She and her husband have no children, and are not sure now if they ever will; it all depends on what happens with this cancer. I don't know them well enough to be able to say whether the… Continue reading The Weak Things of the World