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Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Writer - Whimsical and logical content writer in Colorado Springs Grace and truth – great ingredients If you own or run a business or service, there are a ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  The American Divide - President-elect Donald Trump went to Ohio State University yesterday to comfort the victims of last week's terror attack and to p ... discuss

Hi everyone, my name is Bethany, from Ecuador, and I’m 19 years old. When I was about 8-10 years old I learned that I was conceived in rape. At that tender age, I did not understand what that me ... discuss

What is it with us Catholic moms and Jesse Trees? We are Paul in this scenario and the Jesse Tree is the evergreen thorn in our sides. Does canon law address this issue? Is there a commandment?Thou sh ... discuss

Gary Bauer, President, American Valuesby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Obama's Fake News - There has been a big controversy in the media lately over "fake news." Some pundits have blamed Hillary C ... discuss

During the 19th century, scientists and physicians came to understand that the life of a human being (an individual member of the species Homo sapiens) begins at conception. The old idea that "quicken ... discuss

Crumbling Glass Ceiling Coming Down Around Hillary.   By Dr. Phil Taverna   It is funny when a woman loses an election. There are tears and a bunch of f-bombs. But did Hillary really think she ... discuss

It is possible for Christmas carols, not only to be appropriate for the penitential season of Advent, but to never mention Christmas itself. And no, that does not include "Jingle Bells."With the Incar ... discuss

It’s a simple occurrence, but it can bring so much joy – the conception of a new baby. A Montreal, Canada couple recently used a creative way to tell their friends their joyful news. The Daily ... discuss

A friend shared an article with me from someone named Catherine Deveny about what she calls "financial abortion", the idea that if a woman can decide she doesn't want to be a parent and opt out throug ... discuss

Our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History. Jesse Trees follow the same general outline but I've found they are widely varied in s ... discuss

i was going to call this post making time for God but that makes it seem like a chore, some other thing to add to the whole list of things you have to do this Advent season.  Right now my work is ... discuss

Dr. Ben Carsonby Star Parker: With the selection by President-elect Donald Trump of Dr. Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, we have a brilliant man of prin ... discuss

. . . He’s Attacking the Rule of Law!by Sean Hackbarth, Contributing Author: A month ago, I wrote:President Barack Obama just took the rule of law, crumpled it up, and tossed along a riverbank in N ... discuss

For many years now, donors and charities alike have been conditioned to value (and demand) financial efficiency. And the way we have come to define financial efficiency is by measuring program expense ... discuss

For many years now, donors and charities alike have been conditioned to value (and demand) financial efficiency. And the way we have come to define financial efficiency is by measuring program expense ... discuss

Aids to Memory, by Rea McCain, 1920, cont. Analysis of Aids to Memory Those characteristics of form or thought which are essential to the composilion as it stands are natural aids to memory. Any chanc ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Trump Talks To Taiwan; Leftists Have Breakdown - President-elect Donald Trump answered the phone Friday and the media went crazy. Trump took a ... discuss

Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs f ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionEuthanasia activist, Philip Nitschke, has established a political action group to pressure governments to legalize euthanasia witho ... discuss

This article appeared in The Christian Review on December 2. “All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy.Stay away from easy.” Scott Alexander ... discuss

Matthew 3:1-12Advent 2December 4th, 2016“John's Call to Repent”In much the same way that the holiday season brings visits from loved ones we may see once a year, today we have the annual Advent se ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:7-13.  The text serves as the second half of a lengthy thirteen verse section where Paul is unveiling the mystery of God’s saving plan to ... discuss

Our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History. Jesse Trees follow the same general outline but I've found they are widely varied in s ... discuss

Many Christians are realizing in their older years, not that they wasted their youth, but that God was preparing them for their later years. “The Lord didn’t design us to coast out on flowery ... discuss

This is a post I shared a couple years ago with a photo I rarely share...Sometimes I get sad thinking that not only did I never get to look at Lily in her eyes, but she also never got to look into min ... discuss

SHELDON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn't want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damag ... discuss

A Canadian woman who has admitted to killing her newborn baby won’t spend any time behind bars after her lawyers requested the judge hand down a suspended sentence. Courtney Saul, born in 1992, ... discuss

I recently saw the movie Arrival in my local theater. Some have been touting this movie as a pro-life movie, and one of the protagonists, Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams), as a pro-life ion. I'll be ... discuss

We often hear "sexual fluidity" lauded these days, but apparently it has its limits. It's okay for a person who always identified as heterosexual to fall in love with a member of the same sex. But, gi ... discuss

A new study suggests that the estimated number of girls missing in China due to sex-selection abortions or infanticide, while still high, is lower than previously estimated. The generally accepted est ... discuss

I touched on this stuff a bit in a previous post on how to help your children stop arguing with you about everything. While I hope there is some tension breaking haha moments in the rest of this post, ... discuss

by Debra Heine: A Navy veteran's house in Plant City, Florida, was torched and vandalized with anti-Trump graffiti Monday night while the family was spending the night with relatives.Matthew Smith to ... discuss

If you are familiar with Lily's story, then you know that there was no medical explanation for her death. And that I trust God is greater than medical explanations. I firmly trust and hold to knowing ... discuss

Previously   What if *we* do not like folksongs? In volume 2, page 17, Miss Mason explains that when we consult our tastes rather than our children’s needs, we are making unlawful use of ou ... discuss

In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel  K. Williams asks: why did the pro-life movement last so long, even as other social conservative movements faded away?The answer lies in the fact that ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

As you may have heard, somebody created a video montage of Trump’s 10 year old son on election night and accompanied it with an armchair diagnosis that the boy has autism. Rosie O’Donnell ... discuss

Staying focused on what you are working on right now:  I hope to follow this advice.  Tomorrow.  Today is going to end in a moment or two with a Taiwanese drama veg-fest.  I have some tasks I real ... discuss

There are times in my life when something simple will rock my world make me question myself.  If I didn't have God I don't know how I would go on, but He gives me that strength.  In the past ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Dr. Price To HHS - This morning, President-elect Trump announced his selection of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be secretary of Health and Human Services. This is a cru ... discuss

Betsy DeVosby Star Parker: If the teachers unions are outraged by Donald Trump's selection of Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education, our president-elect must have made a good choice.The two m ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: "Donald Trump's election has really undermined America's democratic prestige in China," offered Claremont McKenna College Professor Minxin Pei on a recent hour of ... discuss

  SICK-SICK-SICK-SICK!! Patients’ eyes were covered with airtight plugs, their nostrils were filled in for protection, and they had to breathe through a tube…..I’m sure glad I didn& ... discuss

When I was dating my wife, I wanted to spend as much time as I possibly could with her. Why? Because I wanted to know her personally. I wanted to know what she liked and what she didn’t. I wante ... discuss

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers – sent to me by my Mother-In-Law in Houston I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn& ... discuss

Dear God,Message received, loud and clear. I needed to slow down and take care of myself. I can still (unintentionally) get back on the "must work, work, work" train of thought that lets important thi ... discuss

This is from the Catholic League's email that was sent out today.  Take note of the Call to Action at the bottom:Bill Donohue comments on three examples of Christmas being hijacked to make a cult ... discuss

There are some lyrics in a popular song that remind me of past posts I've shared. The song is called "In Christ Alone" by Keith and Kristyn Getty (who I recently heard in concert, by the way, and am h ... discuss

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian Parliament summoned the head of the country's public television company on Monday to explain why an interview with the prime minister was not broadcast as adve ... discuss

Previously Sunday, November 11, 1956 Loafed around all day. Read the Papers. Watched Purcell’s television in the evening. Monday, November 12 Joe’s birthday- He has been everything a boy c ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: It's now 2 1/2 weeks since Donald Trump was elected to be the next President of the United States. He didn't even take a day off to rest after 16 months of ... discuss

A beautiful reflection on the shepherds by one of the women in our \"Entering Canaan \"Ministry..... Hi Theresa,   I've been thinking a lot the shepherds lately isn't that a coinci ... discuss

The belief that life begins at conception is at the heart of the pro-life cause. But I'm amazed that virtually nobody has asked themselves how we came to believe in it. It's rather taken for granted.M ... discuss

Although Daddo and Badriya resisted many of IS’ attempts to convert them, she told Reuters last month that she eventually told the terrorists what they wanted to hear. “My heart would rac ... discuss

I know it couldn’t have happened, but imagine that the Pharisee in the famous Gospel parable had gone to confession. No doubt the exchange with his confessor would have gone something like this: ... discuss

It was 7 years ago this month that this picture was taken and I wrote the following on this blog (one of my very first posts). I am so thankful to have these words that I wrote during that time. It is ... discuss

The Dreadful Thanksgiving Surprise, 1986Eighteen year old Michelle Madden, a freshman at Mobile College, sought a safe and legal abortion from O.B. Evans at Family Planning Medical Center of Mobile, ... discuss

...these descriptors immediately come to mind when I read about anti-Trump protesters burning American flags, beating Trump supporters and destroying private property. Their shameful and often br ... discuss

Psalm 146:3-5King James Version (KJV) 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his though ... discuss

It should come as little surprise that Donald Trump’s unexpected victory is causing panic in the abortion industry. The Republican president-elect vowed to nominate “pro-life” justices to th ... discuss

I know it’s been fun, and will be for a while.  I didn’t vote for the guy, and I think it’s been hilarious, and will be for a while. If you were shocked by Trump winning, then this ... discuss

Melton went public with the relationship in a lengthy post on her Facebook page, where she extols her new partner for her caring attitude and her love for Melton’s children and former husband. ... discuss

Your eyes do not deceive you. It's another blog post... a week later. lol. Y'all know my excuse: coursework. I spent the entire week last week studying for a "do or die" exam. I spent about 12 hours s ... discuss

A euthanasia advocate with a sordid reputation said his group plans to use a drone to deliver illegal euthanasia drugs to a nursing home patient in Australia. The Age reports Exit International direct ... discuss

I’m a Trump voter. I didn’t come to Trump late in the primary and I didn’t choose him as the lesser of 2 evils. I’m a pragmatist about his election and I voted for him, like ma ... discuss

This is a phrase I've heard often, and I agree wholeheartedly.  When I was in the seminary we regularly pleaded for accounting/HR/managerial classes.  We didn't get much of it despite us ask ... discuss

A high school senior, Yaocihuatl Reyes didn't pay much attention to the presidential race until she found her teacher sobbing and her east Los Angeles classmates terrified that the election of Donald ... discuss

  The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christia ... discuss

"Stay on good terms with each other, held together by [Agape] love." Hebrews 13:1 (MSG) Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted ... discuss

 Just When Life Seemed Safe Karnamaya MongarAt the age of 41, Karnamaya Mongar had survived nearly 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. What she was unable to survive was a visit to an Ame ... discuss

A repeat which I very much enjoyed reading again. Hope you do too!As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient On ... discuss

I’ve made two crocheted bats and six or seven crocheted wings. Below is my second bat and the most recent two wings: I’d previously made my first one for the Striderling. On a recent visi ... discuss

Heartbreaking story of a messy, messy process. We need immigration reform AND adoption reform. Adam Crapser and his older sister were adopted from South Korean by American parents who never bothered t ... discuss

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so, maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, black people, an ... discuss

Was Bill Clinton’s immigration policy proposal racist?  Because it’s awfully close to Trump’s.   Another day, another hoax. Man lied about hate crime to ‘raise awareness& ... discuss

Suicide in Missouri, 1984Sandra Kaiser, who had turned 15 two days earlier, committed suicide on November 19, 1984, after an abortion at Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis, MO. In Octobe ... discuss

Andrew Breitbart and Steve BannonJewish and Irish CatholicColleagues and Hollywood FriendsThe left hated BrietbartThe left hates Bannonby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Trump's First Picks - Th ... discuss

Winter Nature Study Play `Kim’s game’- pick a scene outside a window, look at it carefully enough to be able to look at it again on another day and describe what is different.When you hav ... discuss

Have you heard of the country/bluegrass husband and wife musician duo, Joey and Rory? If you aren't familiar with their story, Joey (the wife) passed away in March of this year after battling cancer.R ... discuss

"Stay on good terms with each other, held together by [Agape] love." Hebrews 13:1 (MSG) Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted ... discuss

A lot of sloppy work and outright lies going around about Bannon. One of them is that he called Kristol a renegade Jew. Er, not. David Horowitz, who is Jewish, wrote the article about Kristol bein ... discuss

Following is the final column by Marita Noon as executive Executive Director at Energy Makes America Great Inc. the advocacy arm of the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy. Marita has been a ... discuss

In light of Donald Trump’s victory, I hope we can finally put to rest an argument that I, as a Trump supporter, have had to deal with repeatedly during the course of the campaign. If you are one of ... discuss

Zadara Garcia is not sure how much longer she will have a job. The 24-year-old works at a Texas abortion facility. Cosmopolitan recently talked with her about the atmosphere at her job since Republica ... discuss

GENESIS 11-12The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563)One of the familiar stories contained here is that of the Tower of Babel. According to Life Application Study Bible:The tower of Babel ... discuss

I’m a Muslim, a woman, and an immigrant, and I voted for Trump.  Her reasons are very interesting.  She begins with how Obama-Care has completely priced her out of the market, and ends with Is ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Fighting The Left-wing Smear Machine - Yesterday, I wrote at length about the left's attempt to smear former Breitbart CEO and top Trump strategi ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist You absolutely, positively cannot get something from nothing And if you think you can ... discuss

Jesus Over Everything is a why-to book. Clayton Jennings, the author, is an evangelist, an author, and leads in this generation of Gospel preachers. He comes from a long line of many preachers. Jenn ... discuss

The Fighting Temeraire. 1839, by Joseph Mallord William Turner.I've been insanely busy, as is always the case this time of year, working on my annual catalog layout project. It does give me lots of ti ... discuss

Since all of us I’m sure this post election week, are responding on Facebook now to our Leftist friends, and not so friends, I thought it would be interesting to create an entire article composed of ... discuss

Protester kicks in the window of a Bank of America as people marched through the streets of Portland, OR, on Nov. 10, 2016,to voice their anger for the third night in a row after Republicanpresid ... discuss

When Congress gets back to work today, their schedule is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. After six weeks on the campaign trail, the House and Senate left plenty to do in the holiday frenzy &# ... discuss

Ben Carson, the pro-life physician and former Republican presidential candidate, has reportedly turned down a cabinet position in the Trump Administration. According to news reports today, Carson repo ... discuss

This is from a utilitarian point of view, but read this article anyway, and I think you’ll agree that vocational Ed should be making a come-back. And please, quit squandering your children’ ... discuss

The longer I serve as a pastor the more apparent it is to me that many people claim to be a Christian, when in reality they’re something else.  That sobering fact could not be any more real th ... discuss

Yet again, I am amazed at how God is in the little details.Do you remember a few months ago when I shared about one of my good friends from high-school, Kristen? Her first child, a son, was born healt ... discuss

CBS’s Big Bang Theory has kept the pro-life message going with the storyline of Bernadette’s pregnancy this season. This time, they focus on the baby’s development including how it already ... discuss

I’ve crocheted a few things recently, a couple more tiny, cell phone charm sized coffee cups of ‘coffee, more tiny turtles, a couple more octopuses, a couple more pumpkins, and one very c ... discuss

It is easy to assess peoples struggles and conflicts only through the lens of today, but we only have a partial picture at best. While laws may have been changed for the better, how many generations d ... discuss

I have wasted a good portion of my life in a futile search for someone and/or something on this earth that I could truly believe in, someone and/or something that was real and true and honest. And I h ... discuss

Hello, everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates but... well, you know. It's the same ol' same ol'. My week consists of (mainly) schoolwork, exams, lectures, lab assignments, observation hours and ... discuss

Every night I do a walk-through, of our house, locking each door before bedtime. I don’t know why, but the past few nights, I’ve peeked out the front door and wondered why some people leav ... discuss

At 21-years-old, I quit my job. My dream was to work in ministry. Almost zero pay? No big deal. A non-existent teen group? I promised myself I would turn it around. After making that crazy decision 8 ... discuss

The following is a link to the "Florida Catholic" editorial concerning Terri Schiavo:http://www.thefloridacatholic.org/op-eds/2005/editorials2005/050304-terrischiavo.htmRead it yourself and form your ... discuss

If you haven't yet read The Ethics of Abortion by Christopher Kaczor, you should definitely consider reading it. However, I was asked to give my thoughts on a critical review written by Joshua Stein a ... discuss

...these descriptors immediately come to mind when I read about anti-Trump protesters burning American flags, beating Trump supporters and destroying private property. Their shameful and often br ... discuss

During the recent political campaign I scribbled a few clerihews about some of the candidates. Here's a look back, starting with the winner:"John Miller" provided Trump filler. Asked if it was really ... discuss

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony ListThe 2016 elections made it "very clear" that pro-abortion Republicans are "a thing of the past," a pro-life political leader said at a pres ... discuss

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: If there is one slogan that really resonated with Americans in the election, it was this:"Let's make America great again."Donald Trump was elected because voters do ... discuss

There are some things in life we may never get closure and resolution in.For me, one of those things I have had to accept that fact is with Lily's father's family. There was a lot of animosity and pai ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist Which is more important? Your interests…or the interests of others? Notice how I ... discuss

Now it's time to get to work at building a better future. Trump is president-elect, but there is only one king: Jesus Christ. God is sovereign. May his will be done. And may we Christians who care ... discuss

I didn't really believe they'd do it, so didn't think much about the implications, but to the extent that this represents a sovereign people re-asserting its sovereignty over detached and imperious bu ... discuss

I've been joking on Twitter that maybe Trump is a genius after all, because I don't know who else could have gotten Bill Clinton to wax eloquent for an hour about how sexy his wife is and how importan ... discuss

Image shamelessly pinched from the internet; Kyriosity takes credit in comments. There isn't any defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump's lewd comments is that it will ap ... discuss

The following are thoughts based on a discussion with a friend who quite suddenly changed his viewpoint from self-described "conservative" to self-described "libertarian." The proximate cause for ... discuss

Courtesy cbcsI recently had a friend challenge me on the canonicity of the so called "apocrypha" - what Catholics call the deuterocanonical books. These are the seven books of the Bible which Protesta ... discuss

The other day at work I looked out the window to see a bus (not the one pictured) parked in the middle of the park across the street. It sat there all day. It turned out to be a police bus, running a ... discuss

First off, please join me in prayer for the victims, and the perpetrator...Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them.May their souls, and the souls of all the faith ... discuss

A friend pointed me to Bishop Robert Barron's "Word of Fire" podcast entitled "Why Young People are Leaving the Church." I enjoy listening to Bishop Barron. He is an extremely intelligent man, who is ... discuss

Admission Day April 19, 2016. The local government in our new town contacted Mercy House seeking help for placement of a 12 year old child who had been on and off the streets for FOUR years. Do t ... discuss

In 2013, my family sold all our stuff in America to embark on a life in The Philippines, the country of my husband's birth. That life was to be  committed to serving children in orphanages who ha ... discuss

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller"Solidarity is  not an act of charity, but mutual aid between forces fighting for the same objective."  Samora MachelThis ... discuss

There’s a post title I never thought that I would actually write. First off, let me say this: I think it was absolutely unprofessional, ungraceful, uncouth and downright spiteful — of ... discuss

I am a conservative white christian and I fled Europe for religious freedom.In 1635 I banished Roger Williams from Plymouth because he exercised religious freedom and thought differently. As St. Paul ... discuss

In the last month, a Canadian family who let their son die of diabetes because they believed Jesus was enough to cure him were condemned in court for murder. Children's death by believers in the ... discuss

"Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." John 12:15Jesus was born into a world where His people were dominated and treated unjustly by the ruling authority of R ... discuss

If in the morning hours you stirAnd the light from the sunIllumes your faceI see thereThe little boyWho romped in free abandonWithout careAnd swatting at the airBecame all thingsThat dreams are made o ... discuss

As I was busy at my desk last Saturday evening, trying to catch up on work after dinner, I heard the ladies next door— they belong to the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) church —listening to hym ... discuss

So, anyway, as I was walking home tonight, I distinctly sensed there was rain in the air. As is my habit, I muttered to Jesus: "I'm going to grab a bus. And I'll pray Evening Prayer on it."As is NOT m ... discuss

This wasn't about the Senate.  It wasn't about politics.  God didn't endorse candidates.  He wanted me to trust Him, to rely on Him, to lean on Him.  He didn't want me to believe H ... discuss

Mrs. Monroe is an elegant, accomplished woman.  She possesses a charming mind and dignity of manners.~A Washington Paper in 1817One of the guests, Auguste Levasseur, was taken by the First lady's ... discuss

Well, it finally happened. I made it Mass! Can you hear the angelic choir singing? I can. Oh wait, that was the choir at the High Mass I attended Sunday night. lol. I must admit that I so desperately ... discuss

Fear and uncertainty kept me awake last night.  This morning I knew that I had to get to Church early to sit with my Lord.  I know that I have to do whatever God asks me to do.  Out of ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen and Keep Your Head Up by Andy GrammerI must admit that I didn't know who Andy Grammer was (though I did know some of his songs) ... discuss

Listening To:We picked up a selection of new music from iTunes in the last week or so, mostly for Ria's birthday. Some of my favorites include Bill Murray singing The Bare Necessities from The Jungle ... discuss

Because of some repairs we needed to make to our house (a door that had a rotten frame, walls that needed paint, carpet that needed to be replaced), I decided to tackle a Pinterest-worthy dream IR ... discuss

Sprittibee’s Star Students You might not want to look at this if you are no where near ready for 2016-17 and are taking your sweet time off this summer to soak up some sun and sanity. Me, on the ... discuss

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash ano ... discuss

I love taking pictures of people in love. What’s not to love about it? Shawn and Brittany were a dream couple to photograph. I loved how Brittany knew exactly what she wanted and was very organ ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Creative Writer - Singer Songwriter - Voiceover Artist No matter what you’ve done before, you can change. I’m about to embark on ... discuss

On October 25, 1922, 24-year-old homemaker Lillian Hulbert died at Chicago's St. Anne's Hospital from complications of a criminal abortion performed on her there that day. The coroner identified a M ... discuss

The Day of PentecostMay 15, 2016Hello.In French, “Bon Jour”.In Spanish, “Hola”.In Hebrew, “Shalom”In Chinese, “Ni How”.In Swahili, “Habari”.And in a new language I am still learnin ... discuss

Pentecost 3 – June 5, 2016Luke 7:11-17"Jesus Saves Widows, Dead Guys, and You"If you've ever suffered loss... you probably know how well meaning people can say some of the least helpful things. Thin ... discuss

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... discuss

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 11, 201617th Sunday after PentecostLuke 15“Savior of the Lost”24-year-old Welles Crowther was an equities trader at the World Trade Center on September 11th. He helped at leas ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss

I recently came across this posted on Facebook, and it didn’t quite make sense. If you’re familiar with The Screwtape Letters, you know that this work of fiction is composed of a series f ... discuss

October 16 marks the 100-year anniversary of Planned Parenthood. The group's founder, Margaret Sanger, was a birth control pioneer. But she didn't view "birth control" (a term she helped coin) in the ... discuss

Early this morning, tragedy struck Orlando, Florida when a man, Omar Mateen, walked into a gay club in the city and opened fire. He killed 50 people and wounded at least 53, and after a three-hour sta ... discuss

(Full disclosure: Stephanie is a friend and I have had the pleasure of engaging in pro-life activism with her. As such, I'll be referring to her by her first name because it feels weird to me to call ... discuss

And by "it", I mean completely frothing off at the mouth about the "evil" "misogynistic" "anti-choice" movement. Ruth Graham over at Slate wrote a surprisingly well-balanced article about the more alt ... discuss

This memoir is by a rock star and musician, Brian "Head" Welch. Carol Traver co-wrote it. Brian "Head" Welch co-founded that band known as KoRn. This band soon won Grammy Awards and their albums be ... discuss

This book is part memoir, part how-to. Its focus is on interpersonal conflict among those in the Christian community. Ted Kluck, one of the authors, is a professional writer. He has written or co-w ... discuss

This is a teen study Bible. It's the New King James version translation. Larry and Sue Richards have written the features. This Bible starts out with the Apostles' Creed, the Table of Contents, and ... discuss

This book is marketed as a Christian novel. It's also a romance. This book is arranged in two parts. Part One is quite a bit longer than Part Two. The 34 chapters are short. Each chapter begins (or ... discuss

Jason B. Ladd is a Marine who grew up in a military family. He spent many years as an agnostic/atheist. Now he's a followers of Jesus and specializes in apologetics. His book, ONE OF THE FEW, is par ... discuss

This is a novel, a work of Christian fiction. THE WEDDING SHOP is a series book and continues in a book called THE WEDDING CHAPEL, also by Rachel Hauck. THE WEDDING SHOP begins with a Prologue, whi ... discuss

This book is part memoir and part reflections. The author, Mike McHargue, identified as a former Christian turned atheist. His focus for this book? It's science that brought him back to faith in Chr ... discuss

This newly minted devotional builds on the Bible character, Daniel. This black books sports a lovely leather-like covering on its edges and spine. Hawkins begins this book with an Introduction to th ... discuss

On Wednesday, I mentioned shopping my bookshelves for Ramona's upcoming school year reading list. Then, my friend Liz (over on Facebook) said I "should definitely read Chesterton's book on Dicken ... discuss

I honestly didn't know what I was getting myself into when I picked up The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. It was far more beautiful than I'd anticipated. It was a sad, gut-wrenching tale a ... discuss

(Photo courtesy of Free Images)I didn't get a post done before we left this morning for our field trip at an apple orchard, but "After Apple-Picking" now seems the thing to turn to. A poignant thing, ... discuss

So, I recently posted on Facebook that I had book hangover and couldn't decide what to read next. After finishing Far From the Madding Crowd, which I loved dearly, I was in a dither. I picked up The O ... discuss

I know I've written about self-care before (and more than once) but I thought I'd give y'all an update on how that's going to keep myself accountable to what is and isn't working.What is WorkingLearni ... discuss

5 weeks. 5 long weeks of no confession, no Mass, and no Eucharist. Illnesses, lack of a/c in the car on days in which heat waves had no mercy, and a number of other obstacles (some mental) that preven ... discuss

I took a break from writing and was online far less than I usually I am because I spent the past 19 days binge watching a show that I ended up really enjoying. No, I won't say what show it is. I'm sor ... discuss

I almost shut down this blog this week. Almost. Then I received a message from a new reader (or a long-time reader who'd never reached out before) that renewed my commitment to keep it and continue wr ... discuss

Recently I had the opportunity to return to the career path I was on prior to my reversion. Over the last several weeks I seriously considered it. Little by little, the path appealed to me to the poin ... discuss

Hello everyone!Sorry for the lack of updates but with the start of classes and a week-long virus (I spent almost all of last week in bed), I really didn't do much. Thankfully, I was able to complete a ... discuss

Wow, what a week it's been since the last update. I've been in the hospital three days for different reasons. If you're not following me on Twitter, you've missed a flurry of updates. Basically, on Ma ... discuss

If you've prayed for me recently -- especially in the past couple of days -- I want to say a massive "thank you!" I know some of y'all stepped up your prayers after you read my last blog post in which ... discuss

When I was in my late teens through early 20s (20-21), one of my best friends and I had a running joke that we couldn't make plans because "the universe" always messed them up. (Side note: this was be ... discuss

No, I did not commit an actual crime... but I did return to my alma mater. (insert smirk)Before I go on, I'm going to point you new folks to the following blog posts from my time at that school becaus ... discuss

St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church in Miguel Auza, Zac. Mexico.Copyright Pedro Aguilar. That's my big brother to y'all.The feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael has always been of i ... discuss

Before I begin I just want to wish y'all a happy St. Therese of Lisieux feast day! Yes, it's late but it's still October 1st in Los Angeles. ;)I'm sitting cross-legged on my bed, listening to MuteMath ... discuss

Yes, I'm totally procrastinating right now... though I'm using this as my excuse to do my weekly writing for the Revolution of Love link-up. ;) Yes, I should be doing the homework assignment due tonig ... discuss

Yesterday I went on an outing/field trip with a group of like-minded young Catholics. (side note: when I say "young" I mean 18-36 year-olds.) It was the first time I've ever been able to make it to su ... discuss

Tiny violin. Get it? lol.I'm just going to say it: sometimes I worry that no man will want to marry me because of all the health issues I've been through in recent years. There. I said it. It's out in ... discuss

I'm trying to get my mind off of how uncomfortable all the tape from the heart holster feels on my ribcage so... new blog post for y'all! lol.Another weekend came and went and still no Mass for me. &n ... discuss

Lately I have been re-reading the early writings of St Francis of Assisi and the Little Flowers of St Francis with the idea that other people need to be more familiar with these writings.  I howe ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Robert Owens In America today most people choose only the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media based on the charisma of the news reader, and do not tune into other news o ... discuss

First Question: "This concerns the origin of sin and evil. Since, as we believe, God created everything good, meaning everything created was created in the ontological state of goodness or righteousne ... discuss

So here's the REAL story. Amb. Stevens was sent to Benghazi post haste in order to retrieve US made Stinger missiles supplied to Ansar al Sharia without Congressional oversight or permission. Hillary ... discuss

It’s an interesting phenomenon that asking for help is often seen as some sort of weakness by our culture. We mythologize figures like the Marlboro Man, the independent spirit who don’t ne ... discuss

Since I have spent the bulk of my professional life as a pastor, I have avoided endorsing political candidates. I have, in the past, tried to remind people that the current election (whatever year it ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs You might be “The Greatest” but you’re still like ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Do you see any work in this work of art? Sometimes a work of art em ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Stay positive…after all…consider the alternative This m ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs I know a writer who chooses stories as his writing style. I work w ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Is This The Root of All Evil? When I started singing, as a little ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss

I didn’t track down any noteworthy Kindle deals today (though if you haven’t done so yet, check out the amazing deals from the past couple of days). However, CBD is having The Mega ... discuss

The so-called "catholic" blogosphere reacted this week in horror (again, almost in one voice) to what they consider to be a truly evil action. Oh, I don't mean the horrific massacre of 49 people and ... discuss

EWTN, the Catholic network founded by the late Mother Angelica, played a crucial role in my return to the Catholic Church, as it has in the lives of countless others around the world. There is no dou ... discuss




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