Topic: communicate

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 3(2) Spring 1995. Copyright 1995 Elliot Institute, this 3 part article by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., is still one of my favorite series of articles on a ... discuss

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The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released guidelines on the Rite of the Sign of Peace during Mass.In other words, nothing's going to change because most Catholi ... discuss

She was born Isabella, or "Belle" as she was commonly called. As a slave in America in the late 1700s and early 1800s, she didn't have a last name. Just Belle. Her slave master only spoke to her an ... discuss

In 2010, Marianne Anderson worked at a Planned Parenthood facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started working there because the job was very close to her house, and she was hired to start up their ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Orwell’s novel Winston Smith, the protagonist, finds himself living in an inhuman world he cannot recognize as normal or natural. Aware of life in London before the ... discuss

By Amy HasbrouckI am writing on behalf of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet to members of the Canadian Medical Association to encourage you to communicate a clear and strong rejection of medical aid in dyi ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, U ... discuss

By Michael Johns               “He was tortured, beaten to death, strangled and then set on fire,” Laura Wilkerson said earlie ... discuss

I read somewhere that your earliest memories communicate something about how you see yourself.  I think the idea was that you choose the memories that reinforce what you think about yourself and your ... discuss

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Anita Dunn. "One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supp ... discuss

Planned Parenthood Won’t Comment on Doing Abortion on Raped 13-Year-Old, Returning Her to Rapist Planned Parenthood enabled a sexual abuser to prey on a 13-year-old girl over and over. It appears ... discuss

(17 July 1895 – 9 August 1976) was a Lutheran theologian and author. He was considered one of the foremost confessional Lutheran theologians of the 20th century.Born in Sonnenwald, Germany, Sasse b ... discuss

During the first two years of a baby’s life, they are learning one of their most important skills: how to talk. However, before they utter their first word, they are analyzing how the adults aro ... discuss

PRINCIPAL Education: Elementary, FT EmployeeGuardian Angels Church and School (Chaska, MN)Job Description This is a full-time position that requires the ability to embrace and communicate Guardian Ang ... discuss

The abortion industry knows there is a key Senate election on the line and Planned Parenthood and company are prepared to spend as much as it takes to ensure Harry Reid controls the Senate. If he stay ... discuss

On Friday, July 25, the Courier Times carried a revealing, insightful piece by Terry Mattingly, noting that MOST couples seeking Catholic marriage ceremonies are already living together.  While ... discuss

Each year pro-life pregnancy centers save thousands of lives. Women in their most desperate time of need, searching for answers and just a simple helping hand, have been ministered to. Countless futur ... discuss

 Decoding Hillary Clinton’s interview on NPR’s “On Point” By Dave Andrusko You would think that being in the limelight since the late 1970s, Hillary Clinton would be more adroi ... discuss

“Abortion is not surgery” claims Planned Parenthood CEO in contradictory statements Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando (PPGO) has for over a year conspired with Florida Hospital and ... discuss

Believe me when I tell you that attempting to reply to Justin Edwards' hit pieces about abolitionism has been a trying affair, but we nevertheless find ourselves at the end, as today we will answer ... discuss

I wanted to share an important excerpt from Robert Stein’s helpful book on biblical interpretation. This helps in understanding the prophetic genre, and makes good sense of Peter’s quote o ... discuss

The following is the text of the sermon given at the "Pre-Pride Mass" on June 28 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan:Reading of the Holy Gospel according to John (21:15-19)When they had ... discuss

Statement In Response To the Waffle House Belgian Waffle BanI am disheartened to learn of the recent decision by Waffle House to ban Belgian waffles in its restaurants on the day of the US versus Belg ... discuss

In a recent post titled Evil as Entertainment, Reformed blogger Tim Challies takes certain watchblogs to task for harping on evil so much that they neglect to point out what is good and true. He feel ... discuss

Text: Matthew 10:5a, 21-33In the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.You and I are not masters and teachers.  We are servants and disciples.  We are t ... discuss

Rush wrote a brilliant children’s book. It is about our Brave Pilgrims. Limbaugh appears to be hated by the left but almost anything he touches usually is quite successful. If you listen to Rush ... discuss

Question: "What does it mean to “trust the bishop”? In Orthodoxy, the bishop is the central figure in the church. The priest is the bishop’s assistant, carrying out his will, and the people are ... discuss

When I was little, my parents chose to tell me the truth about Santa Claus. They thought if I knew this particular myth was false, I would be less susceptible to believing lies in the future. They did ... discuss

Pastor’s Letter is the culmination of 2 years work, recording Pastors, Priests, a Rabbi and other church and Christian leadership in their call to faithful leadership everywhere to rise to the c ... discuss

Pastor’s Letter is the culmination of 2 years work, recording Pastors, Priests, a Rabbi and other church and Christian leadership in their call to faithful leadership everywhere to rise ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

Satanic Temple's proposed statue of Satan ... which is actuallybased on a picture of Baphomet, which is probably a 12th-century corruption of Mohammed. So much for research.The devil’s finest trick ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

I've occasionally resurrected old articles and columns I have written in the past. This week is the 9th anniversary of the intentional starving of Terri Schiavo, who was said by the media to have been ... discuss

Today at 16:57 Universal Time, the sun crossed the celestial equator.  That means the point on the earth where the center of the sun was directly overhead was on the equator; the sun reached zeni ... discuss

Some of the most impressive Catholic resources that I have come across have been published by Ascension Press.The study programs, books and other resources are faith formation materials for Catholic p ... discuss

Many centuries ago the elders of the Yaqui tribe came across Talking Tree. Now this was no ordinary tree. He was very tall and without branches or leaves so he looked more like a modern day telephone ... discuss

Husband of pregnant woman wants her off life supportBy Elizabeth Landau, CNNupdated 4:11 PM EST, Tue December 24, 2013(CNN) -- Erick Munoz wants to see his wife's wish fulfilled this holiday season, b ... discuss

Marriage has its moods over the years just like you and your spouse do from day to day. So how you feel about your marriage at any given moment is not necessarily how you will feel about your marriage ... discuss

Today is the First Friday of January. Because today is the first Friday of the Month, many Catholic parishes will have special Masses today for the First Friday Devotion.Beginning on December 27, 1 ... discuss

Over on twitter, Sean Trende points out that since 2000, in forty-nine competitive Senate races, the Republican Senate candidate has run ahead of the Republican presidential candidate in only fourteen ... discuss

Baptist Press: "'The appeals court rightly affirmed that the city cannot force pregnancy centers to communicate some city-crafted messages that encourage women to go elsewhere, but the court left one ... discuss

With better research and understanding about the way the majority of the people of the world learn and communicate, churches, ministries and mission organizations can better develop strategies to comp ... discuss

How fitting that our Midwest has just undergone the Arctic Blast of the decade and this post is all about ice cubes.  Ok, well for anyone who reads regularly, we all know my style - it's never TH ... discuss

Media consultant Phil Cooke recently listed five principles for leaders to effectively communicate the Gospel in today's high-tech social world, including the premise that expression of "Christian lin ... discuss

Advocates of redefining marriage to include homosexual couples have taken to using a new statistic that is apparently intended to communicate the growing acceptance of such redefinition. Instead of ta ... discuss

In both Calvinist and Lutheran circles, as the church goes through its liturgical menstrual cycle, various charges of antinomianism flow forth. In some circles this flow continues for 12  years. ... discuss

This article is depressing, Was the Gettysburg Address a mistake? at Politico by Chuck Thompson who writes strongly in hope of letting the southern Tea Party states secede. He's pretty much calli ... discuss

Short version of my advice:First, grab the attention of your audience with a compelling introduction. Second, announce the topic of your talk. Third, tell your listeners why your topic matters. Fourth ... discuss

Christianity, before being a moral or an ethic, is the event of love, it is the acceptance of the Person of Jesus.Pope Benedict XVII love the Traditional Latin Mass, which in many circles defines me a ... discuss

This article was written by Lori Anderson and published in the Scotsman on October 10, 2013. The experience of Belgium, which legalised assisted suicide more than a decade ago, is a stark warning ... discuss

  To the sad, frustrated young mother who feels like a failure and thinks maybe it was all a mistake after all, you aren’t cut out for being a mommy, or you wouldn’t be crying so hard tod ... discuss

Many Catholics have heard a lot about Vatican II and yet are ignorant about the basics of the council. This post may serve as a first-step in overcoming some of those gaps in knowledge, but please don ... discuss

Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue in Boise, 2007.Photo by Jim Nourse.When one breaks weeks of silence, one casts about for the best subject with which to do it.  One runs one's mind over affairs ... discuss

 (This is day 11 of my 31 day blog series: Live Free.  )   Last night my daughter and her friend were looking through my Instagram pics  when I overheard one comment about my pic sidewalk and a l ... discuss

Fr. Denis Lemieux: The transforming effect of the sacrament of baptism is a doctrine we have to, alas, take on faith much of the time. We see little of this effect in our communal church life. It ... discuss

In conversations with the Calvinists the Lutheran will often say, "You don't take Jesus' Words for what they plainly say." The Calvinist will then reply, "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bou ... discuss

"Do Not Fear," the latest album from Thousand Tongues, is now available for purchase at Bandcamp (Digital Download - name your own price // CD - $13). A text I wrote, "When Sorrow Comes," is ... discuss

( — I had the opportunity to do a Google+ Hangout with a high school entrepreneurship class yesterday, and it felt great to be able to share my experiences with kids who were m ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968).St. Pio is one of my favorite saints. Miracles happened everyday of his life. He was a priest, a mystic, and a stigmatist who possessed many ... discuss

The following excellent article is by Stephanie Gray, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Canadian Centre For Bio-Ethical Reform. “I’m pregnant, and I want an abortion.” How should one ... discuss

Abuse Does Not Take Away Use - “In my online forays, I’ve observed it’s increasingly common for people to explicitly reject a doctrine, or the notion of orthodox teaching in general, ... discuss

Tweet This PostIn 1844, 17 year-old Annie Ellsworth gained notoriety for being the bearer of good news. She was to do something no other women, man, or person had ever done before–she was chos ... discuss

Mexicali, Mexico, Aug 30, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The leadership of the bishops’ conference of Mexico has praised senior citizens for their “invaluable contribution to the family ... discuss

by Edmund Miller, Celebrate Life Magazine: Almost from the very beginning, the problem facing history and humanity has been fragmentation. Immediately after disobeying God's command, Adam and Eve ... discuss

An Associated Press story reports that "Abortions in Nebraska have fallen to at least a 20-year low." Unfortunately, the article reveals the pro-abortion bias common with the AP (such as an overt skep ... discuss

  Same-sex marriage trumps religious liberty in New Mexico by Ryan T. Anderson Elaine ... discuss

There is a fascination with Relationship Management software and how does it apply to CRMs. With the emergence of Facebook and Twitter as another means to communicate among individuals the delineation ... discuss

From #40: The sacraments communicate an incarnate memory, linked to the times and places of our lives, linked to all our senses; in them the whole person is engaged as a member of a living subject and ... discuss

Chris Reilly By Chris Reilly, American Life League: “Personhood” is a concept that has been around for awhile in the pro-life community. Unfortunately, it has not yet achieved recognition as ... discuss

I found this article appalling. And  I agree with Kristen Hatten:(mine is free too  :)  I would never pay for it. - I miscarried my first child less than a month ago, so I see babies or ... discuss

Outline--Men and Abortion: From Backbencher to Game ChangerI. Intro: Branch Rickey—A courageous game changer who didn’t sit out the moral issue of his day.II. Theme: Being a game-changer when ever ... discuss

After what was billed as an amazing breakthrough, a harbinger of hope, researchers at University of Massachusetts managed to 'turn off'' the third copy of the 21st chromosome in a petri dish, many par ... discuss

There was a country with a large population of orphans. A population so large, in fact, that it was causing a strain upon the resources of that country to care and provide for them all. So, the govern ... discuss

In this post, we will be responding Part II of Frank Turk's critique of AHA. In Part I, Turk attempted to critique our view of immediatism. Our reponse is available here. In Part I ... discuss

All NFP practitioners in the UK are warmly invited to attend the 2013 UK:NFP Conference. We are limited to 70 places, so please book your place as early as possible!Natural Family Planning in the UK ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliWe welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.c ... discuss

The book "Treasuring Grace" was inspired by a dream in which co -author Tracy Roberts feels that God spoke to her and directed her hand in the writing of the story. Many people feel God's special ... discuss

Next up: panel with Sen. Nancy Stiles, Rep. Laurie Sanborn, and Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker, discussing how they decided to run and what it's like being in office.NS: three terms in House before being ele ... discuss

New Study of PVS Patients Casts Increasing Doubt on Terri Schiavo’s Deathby Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 2/19/10 9:00 AM New Study of PVS Patients Casts Increasing Do ... discuss

(This is an article @ Christian Post on 6 Jul 12, written by Thom Rainer)I once did an interview for an online publication, and one of the questions was: "Who has been the greatest leadership influe ... discuss

Alan Shlemon, of Stand to Reason, returns to Echo Zoe Radio for this episode to discuss Same-Sex Marriage. This is a weighty and charged topic, and comes with a lot of emotional baggage on both sides ... discuss

Testifying before a U.S. House committee on May 23, Dr. Maureen L. Condic presented the scientific evidence concerning the development of the human brain and nervous system and the ability of unb ... discuss

This is not a substitute for a sermon, but a brief reminder to the congregation of what a "pro-life" church looks like. Here's what a pastor might say....I’m going to take five minutes comment on a ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan “If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, who ever counseled patience o ... discuss

A recent article from one Ed Dingess grants us excellent opportunities for clarification of our own position and convictions, and we'd like to take the time to comment at length on Dr. Dingess' statem ... discuss

I listened to all of the Acts of the Apostles today in today's Lenten reading. I did not read a word. Nevertheless, it's a great aural experience. Luke tells a good story. He flashes back a little bef ... discuss

The following is excerpted from chapter four of my new ebook, Love the Least. To read Love the Least in its entirety download it for free and add it to your favorite ereader. For the first ten yea ... discuss

I was excited to get this book from Bethany House to review. The story was a wonderful coming-of-age tale. It was fun to get to watch Errol, the town drunk transform into a hero of the kingdom. I re ... discuss

There has been a tremendous breakthrough in Down syndrome cognitive research. Using mice with a version of Down syndrome, they have successfully treated some of the hyper-stimulation of the brain whic ... discuss

If so, join us at the annual Friends for Life Boot Camp in Fort Wayne June 26-27. You'll get one-day of support raising training and one day of pro-life apologetics training. Great combo!We've added t ... discuss

 According to a recent advertisement released by Planned Parenthood (P.P.), there is a rising desire that the term "pro-choice" be stricken as the label given to the position of individuals who a ... discuss

Christina and I were sitting on my bed, listening to Marco Rubio's rebuttal of the State of the Union speech. I was calm, not expecting any surprises, when he said,"I want to offer school choice to al ... discuss

I am in shock, still hoping I am going to wake up. Pope Benedict will become the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.Taking over in the large shadow of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI ... discuss

Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repe ... discuss

This evening I dug out my copy of Servant of God Fr. John Hardon, SJ's The Catholic Catechism to finish reading Section II on The Living God. As I began reading the section on the Trinity I ... discuss

Parker is helping Natalie sort clean laundry into 4 baskets, one for each bedroom. I love hearing their playful banter as they work, and I’m always surprised at how well toddlers can identify ... discuss

To streamline cooking, we’re putting our frequently used recipes to the inside of the cabinet doors near the range. No more searching! Online classical, Christian supplementary classes for ho ... discuss

January 24, 2013. ( In addition to Facebook and MySpace, there are a myriad of social networks tailored to each person's preferences. You can find one for motorcycle enthusiasts, dog l ... discuss

She’s not officially doing quiet time, but Becca found a checklist app for her new Kindle to help her through her day. In the background, Perry Boy is looking at books. Right now, 4yo Bethany ... discuss

On Saturday, February 2, Generations for Life is excited to bring you TeenSpeak 2013, Illinois’ largest annual pro-life teen conference. TeenSpeak 2013 will feature The Radiance Foundation’ ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORJanuary 13, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler While St. John the Evangelist was still alive, there was already a Gnostic heresy that separated the human Jesus from the divine Christ. It sup ... discuss

--1--Isn't it a blessing to be comfortable enough to have the means for all of life's true necessities and yet to be working hard enough to get them that a bag of coffee and a quart of cream makes for ... discuss

In 2008, then-Minority Leader John Boehner urged Republicans to vote for the TARP- a $750 billion Government bailout, calling it a “crap sandwich” but he voted for it and led Republicans t ... discuss

Creating Destiny also goes under the title Seeking Love, and according to one website, a literal translation of the Korean title would be Making Relations- This is mostly romantic comedy, with a small ... discuss

The following is Part 10 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addr ... discuss

Newtown, Conn., Dec 21, 2012 / 02:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit of those affected ... discuss

As more information and pictures come out about the identities of Friday's massacre, we are left with pieces of the lives of such beautiful children and courageous is so sad to see so many ... discuss

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The following is Part 8 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

In 1 John, John makes seemingly contradictory statements by stating that if we say we have no sin we are calling God a liar (1 John 1:8) and that the one who is born of God does not sin (1 John 3:9). ... discuss

So here's what happened, this was the first time the Roe v. Wade Generation voted en masse. The Daycare Generation has spoken and they want the Government to keep taking care of them. The unaborted/su ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek. ... discuss

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email The Passionate ... discuss

On December 1, 1928, 23-year-old Esther Wahlstrom died in Chicago from complications of a criminal abortion. Dr. Lou E. Davis was held by the coroner for murder by abortion on December 12. She was ind ... discuss

The following is Part 7 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

Q&A is here again.  I wish every week could be Q&A, because on those weeks I can pick the questions that I actually have an answer for.  I can also skip the ones that make me cringe in a “ooo ... discuss

On April 18, 2010, Fr. Bernardo Francisco de Hoyos, SJ, considered the first apostle of the Sacred Heart in Spain, was beatified in Valladolid. Today is his feast day.Bernardo Francisco de Hoyos was b ... discuss

3. The laity derive the right and duty to the apostolate from their union with Christ the head; incorporated into Christ's Mystical Body through Baptism and strengthened by the power of the Holy Spiri ... discuss

The following article was written by Dr. Sinéad Donnelly, a consultant in palliative care from Wellington New Zealand. The article was published in the Journal of the New Zealand Medical As ... discuss

The following was submitted by frequent commenter Savrola. The opinions expressed are his and do not necessarily represent the views of Conservative Heritage Times. How Conservative Third Parties Can ... discuss

The following is Part 5 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

Reading a Frank Beckwith article ("The Explanatory Power of the Substance View of Persons" Christian Bioethics 10.1 (2004):  33-54. ), I came across a following helpful, clear, four-part definiti ... discuss

As you prepare for Thanksgiving this week and then, on to Christmas shopping and decorating, let me toss one more item at you that will require some time, prayer and energy . . .SUMMER HOSTING 2013!!! ... discuss

“In the early Christian icons,” my priest explained. “You can tell the Christians from the non-Christians by the technology they’re using. The non-Christians are reading from o ... discuss

Elizabeth sent me the following questions about Samaritan Ministries.  Since I thought others might have similar questions, I asked her permission to share our correspondence.  Here it is, slightly ... discuss

The National Science Teacher’s Association compiles a list of outstanding science books each year. Click on this link to see their titles from years past. Here were their criteria for selection ... discuss

From Pro-Life Ireland: The death of Dr Savita Halappanavar last month in University Hospital Galway was a tragedy. It is all the more shocking because essential medical treatment in pregnancy is gu ... discuss

New research is proving that it is possible to communicate with people who are deemed to be in a Persistent Vegetative State.Adrian Owen, a British researcher who is leading the Brain and Mind Institu ... discuss

Doctors have managed to communicate with a Canadian man, Scott Routley, thought to be in a vegetative state. He was able to tell them that he wasn't in any pain, and brain scans confirmed that he unde ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: As we consider the results of this week’s election, our priorities as social conservatives remain unchanged. We need to ... discuss

OK, I’m going to be a little blunt.  Remember this post about Introducing Kids To Technology?  Unless we’re talking about how to load the dishwasher or operate the vacuum cleaner, I jus ... discuss

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the serva ... discuss

“A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.” WEB (Read this scripture and more at Of course friendship is ... discuss

Today we remember one of the Anglican Fathers who helped to define our tradition as separate from either Rome or Geneva.Hooker was born in March 1554 in Heavitree, Exeter from a good family, but one t ... discuss

I know, I know.  It’s Thursday and the other Moms are way ahead of me.  I hope you already visited all 3 of them to see their Q&A while I was still sleeping  taking care of a newborn. I put ... discuss

(Please note, this is a repost from last year) Apparently, the Tucson Weekly has a column called “Stupid Christian Idea of the Month.” I don’t know if this is actually a regular col ... discuss

I thought yesterday’s Plea for The Morning Center would probably be my last mention of “The Give” on our blog, but I was wrong.  I don’t think you’ll mind, and here̵ ... discuss

Yes, we’re calling him by his middle name, Calvin.  Bonus points if you remember why. Here is my best recollection of his birth: We spent the weekend finishing up the biggest parts of our move ... discuss

The following is Part 2 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

In light of the fact that: a. I just had a baby, and b. whenever we open the door to one of our vehicles, trash falls out faster than children, I think this is a good week for me to skip the weekly 4 ... discuss

by Christina Martin October 25, 2012 ( - If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what can a film potentially communicate? That’s a question I’ve pondered while witnessing the i ... discuss

In the US, political discussion is about persistent memes, not about truth-seeking Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name, before which every creature in heaven, on earth, and under ... discuss

I’m publishing this with my apologies.  It began as Calvin’s birth story, but the back story turned into a story of its own and I had to rename it as part of our househunting saga.  I ... discuss

The following article was written by Naomi Lakritz and published in the Calgary Herald, under the title: Tracy Latimer's death was not assisted suicide.Lakritz is completely correct, Tracy Latimer was ... discuss

Patrick Calvin Coghlan was born 7:02 pm he weighs 9 pounds 4 ounces and measures 22 inches long. Kim is resting and will post the details later Online classical, Christian supplementary classes f ... discuss

Perry and the kids have come and gone.  On his way home for lunch, he sent the three littlest ones to spend the day with Deanna and Tyler.  The pastor’s wife and daughter came here to pick up ... discuss

Is it weird that I still get butterflies in my stomach when I think about labor?  95% of me can’t wait to have it done and over, with a warm little bundle in my arms.  The other 5% keeps whisp ... discuss

… pregnant. Online classical, Christian supplementary classes for homeschoolers: Founded in 2007, LTA teaches students to think well and communicate effectively. Worldview, philosophy, civics, ... discuss

I’m running ever so late today, and I’m not even going to apologize.  Last night we moved into our new house!  The move was what some might consider a disaster, or would have been if no ... discuss

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowin ... discuss

{Ouch} It’s Monday night, less than 48 hours until the baby’s official duedate.  I’m not in labor – not to the best of my knowledge – but things are certainly picking up ... discuss

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 So E** Drive was out of the picture now, too.  At least that decision was easily made. At this point we had only been hunting for a few weeks, though it seemed much longer.  We ... discuss

I asked my children what they thought I should say about this topic and they chuckled.  ”Introducing?  Really?  Is there that much to it?  Here’s a computer mouse.  Use it.  You̵ ... discuss

Part 1 Part 2 We held out hope that this was just a test of patience.  We kept looking at other houses, all the while hoping and even expecting that the house we really wanted would eventually com ... discuss

Thanks to everyone who shared their guess about this baby’s specs in the last update!  For those who haven’t yet, I have a new piece of info to help you.  My midwife changed her own gues ... discuss

start here with Part 1 Perry had been casually looking at homes for sale over the past several years, but once we decided to seriously consider the idea we very quickly started searching for possibili ... discuss

Nothing is more powerful in saving lives than prayer and fasting. But in addition to that, 40 Days for Life campaigns are adding something else — texting! Of the thousands of moms that have chos ... discuss

Hurrah!  It’s Q&A week again, my favorite because I can pick and choose the easiest questions and pretend I didn’t hear the hard ones! I jest, really.  I’m kidding!  I do try to c ... discuss

Reince Priebus nails what Obama projected to the nation on Wednesday night.Obama somewhere during the debate had an epiphany - Wow I've been President for four years and I'm responsible for this mess. ... discuss

I have five sons, for now. A sixth awaits us as we prepare our move to The Philippines...maybe even a seventh, eighth or ninth. Only the Lord knows. And He knows how much I love my one-and-only ... discuss

This is the an entire world of competitiveness and if you need to appear as a victorious one inside the competitors, you ought to be the first ones to grab a chance. Revenue look like an increase orie ... discuss

I think I have mentioned our interest in Krav Maga.  Perry, Kaitlyn, Lydia and I started lessons last year, and when I learned I was pregnant Megan took my place.  They love what they’re learn ... discuss

How providential that we are discussing this subject this week!  My friends the Botkins are doing a webinar on the closely related subject of Reclaiming Beauty, addressing the subject of beauty (and ... discuss

With just 3 weeks (?!?!?) until my duedate and so many contractions lately, labor is very much on my mind.  This week Perry and I were talking about this baby’s fast-approaching arrival, and I ... discuss

Last weekend I had the pleasure of playing something like the intellectual equivalent of John Stockton to a panel of young, evangelical Karl Malones. Our discussion on the millennial generation and th ... discuss

Dr. Peter SaundersBy Peter Saunders - Campaign Director - Care Not Killing Alliance - UKMembers of the pro-euthanasia movement frequently point to the US state of Oregon, which legalised assisted suic ... discuss

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Pulpit Freedom Sunday -- October 7, 2012 (related, below: the movie "Last Ounce of Courage")   The future of religious freedom depends on a free pulpit to communicate fundamental, ... discuss

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Earlier today, I read a blog entry about Human Life International and did a double take at a comment accusing Fr. Paul Marx, HLI founder, of "supporting birth control." Reading on, I realized the indi ... discuss

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At the request of a couple of people at I will attempt to explain why IVF is an immoral act. It must be understood first, though, that it is understandable why one would seek out ... discuss

I started this thread over on Facebook and it was so much fun I’d like to hear your contributions too! Here are my own: Family, friends, and total strangers compulsively pat your belly. An 8yo 4 ... discuss

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This week I realized with gratitude just how trouble-free this pregnancy has been, especially over the last month.  I do get achy if I’m on my feet too much, but since discovering stretches and ... discuss

Whenever we object to a movie that deviates from a book, we inevitably hear the response, ‘but a book is not a movie.’ We know that a book is not a movie is not a book. Please don’t ... discuss

And an extra to make up for laziness… Online classical, Christian supplementary classes for homeschoolers: Founded in 2007, LTA teaches students to think well and communicate effectively ... discuss

Are you currently ready for a serious event? During the last ten years there been numerous to question this query. Contemplating many of the main calamities that populations have sustained, for exampl ... discuss

Who doesn’t love fruit?  I’ll be honest: my favorite fruit recipe is one where you pick up a piece of fruit, peel/wash as necessary, and eat.  Can you really improve on God’s desi ... discuss

On Wednesday, Mark Levin interviewed "Vice President In Waiting, Paul Ryan."I like the sound of that!Levin touched on several key issues. He asked straightforward questions and Ryan gave excellent, st ... discuss




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