Topic: sounds

“It’s the economy, stupid!”  The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a serious growth agenda. ... discuss

From Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for the presidency. The run-up had all the pageantry now associated with such affairs: prayers, recitations of the Pledge of Al ... discuss

This could happen with any type of discussion, but I am going to focus on when it happens between believers who both hold the Bible as their standard, because then there is an actual external standard ... discuss

A New "Wrinkle" in TimeI was fascinated to see that Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter has discovered a three-page section that was cut from the original classic, A Wrinkle in Time. I didn't know that ... discuss

You have to swallow hard when you read statements like this from a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Julie Vermeulen is a member of the “Wesleyan Doula Project,” which she ... discuss

Declining birthrates are a major threat for many industrialized societies. And the solution won’t be found in new government policies. The most unlikely public service advertisement urges people to ... discuss

 Looking behind the justifications used by the first student-run abortion doula project By Dave Andrusko Alex RonanYou have to swallow har ... discuss

Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden Western and Central states as primary natural disaster areas.Map from UDSA.gov.  Image from NBCDFW.com.James Stafford, Contrib ... discuss

Guest post by Dr. Michael J. New Emily Yoffe’s (pictured right) “Dear Prudence” advice column recently included a letter from a “pro-choice” woman who assisted her pro-li ... discuss

TweetBy Robyn VandenHoekSometimes I wonder what children would think if they understood some of our conversations. Take, for example, this one:“So in which circumstances would you say abortion is ju ... discuss

This article was published in the Canadian Family Physician (April 2015) with an article supporting Physician-Assisted Death.By Dr Edward (Ted) St Godard The issue of physician-assisted deat ... discuss

Cardinal Brandmüller: Advocates for changing Catholic teaching on marriage are ‘heretics’ – even if they are bishops. My new favourite cardinal.The thing is, he was born in 1929. He didn't ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: "It's the economy, stupid!" The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a seri ... discuss

H/T Baja4x4 Forgotten Past+Founding Documents eBooks+Federalist Papers+American Minute History+Essential: B.C. to Now Quotes+American Values ... discuss

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by Dr. Thomas Sowell: How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their ... discuss

 FROG: A NOVEL By Mo YanViking Press, $27.95, 388 pagesReviewed by Steven Mosher In outline, Mo Yan’s new novel, “Frog,” sounds sub ... discuss

Click here to tell Congress to stop Obama’s stealth climate trade deal!Editorial Cartoon by William Warrenby Robert Romano: Global trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership can be used to ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A person can be at home in the world or feel like a foreigner in a strange country.  Whether or not a person feels welcomed or alienated depends on the experience in his ... discuss

Free for Kindle- free at time of listing. These are affiliate links in that if you buy something (that is purchase, exchanging currency for the item, not download free stuff) while you’re there, ... discuss

Cardinal Nichols holds press conference on synod, 21 October 2014I was astonished to read in the Catholic Herald that Cardinal Nichols used his sermon at the Westminster Chrism Mass to claim that it i ... discuss

The media would be all over a Republican politician if he or she refused to support abortion – even in cases of rape and incest. But a Democrat politician supporting abortion in any situation? Not s ... discuss

Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to f ... discuss

Ralph Benkoby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: As noted in my preceding column Dr. Paul Krugman’s reflections, as published in the UK Guardian at the end of 2012, Paul Krugman: Asimov’s Foundatio ... discuss

The Colorado mother whose 7-month-old unborn baby was cut out of her womb in a vicious attack on her weeks ago has released a public statement for the first time since the attack. Michelle Wilkins (pi ... discuss

 Death, lies, and relativism in the Purvi Patel feticide conviction By Calvin Freiburger Proving that there are still states which take b ... discuss

Last month, when I talked with Haley and Christy on the Fountains of Carrots podcast, they asked a great question about when couples convert. Haley and Daniel came in to the Church at the same time; A ... discuss

Imagine my delight in seeing two of my favorite science fiction/fantasy authors among the 2015 Hugo Award nominations. I like their writing just that little bit more because they're Catholic. So sue m ... discuss

The Day of the Lord   “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, a ... discuss

You have to see it for yourself to believe it. On March 11, an employee at the Little Rock Family Planning Services (LRFPS) abortion facility—the only licensed abortion facility in Arkansas and a me ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - April 6, 2015 The House and Senate has adjourned for Easter-Passover recess and for District/State Work. They both will return for legislative business on Monday, April 13 ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenJustin Trudeau’s ghost-written memoir—Common Ground—is many things. It’s as excruciatingly slow as Hillary Clinton’s Living History, and contains passages as painfu ... discuss

Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, "rethinking biblical christianity..." I did write a brief review in November and a ... discuss

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Projection Act is the major legislative goal for the pro-life movement in Congress. Under Roe, a complete abortion ban is not possible until the Supreme Court’s mak ... discuss

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD, Praying In Jesus Name: The U.S. Navy has denied a request from Chaplain Wes Modder for a "religious accommodation" that is required under federal law, violat ... discuss

Last Saturday I woke, took a cup of coffee outside and sat listening to the early morning sounds. A beautiful Spring day was promised. The birds were beginning to awaken, it was lovely, peaceful ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories Ransom: a sum of money or other payment demanded or paid for the release of a prisoner – That ... discuss

Monday of Holy Week(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSS Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany,where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: The annual calendar is filled with days and months designated for the purpose of calling attention to some event, personality, or cause. The U.S. celebrates the bi ... discuss

 Defending human dignity as the foundation of bioethics By Michael Cook | English barrister and medical ethicist Charles Foster has penn ... discuss

Text:  John 12:20-43Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.On this day we wave palm branches and sing boldly in honor of Jesus coming into Jerusalem.  We ... discuss

By now you've probably heard about the Catholic high school religion teacher, Patti Jannuzzi, who was fired from her job for daring to post a politically incorrect (although theologically correct) Fac ... discuss

I thought I would publish some of my notes. Since 2011, I have been teaching Biblical Greek at JP Catholic University. One of the things that always surprised the students was how quickly they could r ... discuss

On March 26th, Jen Cardinal posted a YouTube video of her 14-week-old unborn baby clapping and it has already received over 100,000 views. Cardinal told the Daily Mail that she began singing “If You ... discuss

Singing "The Lord's My Shepherd" with some of the munchkins, circa 2005.Somehow I recently realized that I've never really done a lot of blogging about music, which has always been a big part of our f ... discuss

In the past when we ‘did’ Shakespeare and we were reading a play ‘in character,’ that is, assigning parts, here’s the gist of how we went about it: After we read the stor ... discuss

We’ve often heard it said that those of us against abortion impose our beliefs on others. Our opposition to abortion is not based on a mere belief so much that life begins at conception, as it i ... discuss

In Australia, Kate and David Ogg had been trying to conceive for three years when they found out they were expecting twins. They were thrilled and Kate went on to have a healthy pregnancy. However, at ... discuss

Well, the actual quote by The Auburn Tomahawk goes like this - Wait, wait, wait. Is "enforcing the law" another job Americans won't do? ...No, no, no, I said "Americans", not "Obama."t there just ar ... discuss

In 2005, Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for the murder of his eight-months-pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. However, over the course of the last ten-years Peterson hasn’t sh ... discuss

CBC:"It seems that young Canadian males are more distracted with other types of interests — Game Boys, plugging in things and so on and it's almost as if the young women are the ones bringing them o ... discuss

Judicial Watch (JW): Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin has a lot of nerve to accuse Republicans of racism for delaying President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General considering he’s the only sitti ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

Mrs. Clinton thinks adults don't have enough fun and proposes adult summer camp to remedy the situation. To be fair, she was addressing a group of camp counselors, so labored camp analogies were to be ... discuss

I remember back in junior high school, having a then-deep and philosophical conversation with one of my equally-deep 12 year old friends about what makes a bad word "bad".We surmised that we should be ... discuss

It’s hard to know where to start with my story — I guess from the beginning.  I was conceived when my mom was raped by an encyclopedia salesman who forced his way into my mom’s mobile home, ... discuss

Is a California Planned Parenthood employee shipping pounds of pot?  That what it sounds like to me.This week a Planned Parenthood in California received a package with their address as the retur ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarm ... discuss

Despite cries that the world is overpopulated, some nations are encouraging their citizens to procreate. This is due to a dismissal reproduction rate that threatens to collapse economies. Japan i ... discuss

Meet nephew #2, aka Sweet Baby Case! “In Irish the meaning of the name Case is: Observant; alert; vigorous.” Sounds about right: Happy St. Patrick’s Day and welcome to the world yo ... discuss

Words can be so cruel and degrading. There was a time in the 19th Century when North American natives were commonly called "savages". The term was used to dehumanize first nations people in order to t ... discuss

We want to hire an administrative assistant for Equal Rights Institute. This position will be part-time initially. We’ll be starting at ten hours per week and expect it will quickly go to twenty ho ... discuss

Re the Rush Limbaugh post below: "I didn't like what the 'frats' chanted either; however, not withstanding ethno-exclusive scholastic, private, and even government groups and years of unrestrained tho ... discuss

Jack Niewold, the author of Frail Web of Intention, has a provocative and perceptive answer to the question shown on the button at left. Check it out.Actually, I've been looking for someone who can an ... discuss

(Yes, it’s been a while since I blogged here. I’ve been busy with my podcast “Consider This”. However, I just had to come out of blogging semi-retirement to comment on this.) B ... discuss

I should face it: we'll never be able to afford a real pilgrimage. That's okay. I make a short pilgrimage every morning to the coffee pot, and there I am fueled for the prayers, works, joys, and suffe ... discuss

H/T MRC TV - "This Artist’s Provocative Painting of Obama is Sure to Make Waves..."By Monica Sanchez at: http://www.mrctv.org/blog/artist-s-provocative-painting-obama-sure-m ... discuss

Well, post swim lactic acid and endorphin levels have ruined my chance to offer a intelligent essay. So … on to links. A middle ground?  You mean like where people who want guns can get them a ... discuss

[1] EPIC Prevails in 'Stingray' Case Against FBI=========================================================================A Washington, DC, federal court has awarded EPIC nearly $30,000 inlitigation ... discuss

Little Hodakio      The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?"      She saw a sea of blank faces, ... discuss

H/T MmcM Forgotten Past+Founding Documents eBooks+Federalist Papers+American Minute History+Essential: B.C. to Now Quotes+American Values &nb ... discuss

Good News From the White House Concerning Pensions, Healthcare and Benefits: نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيرهما نقش سايهدگر نمي ... discuss

Credit:  insureblog.blogspot.comTherefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the ver ... discuss

Links? It is indeed winter. See? Nature can impress, eh? The are spreading … and it is a religious movement. And not extremists, alas. The President’s strategy of denying their religious ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliProLife NZ says just as the word “abortion” is used less and less in favor of other terminology, the culture of death ... discuss

Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, Amer ... discuss

Hello, my darlings. I'd like to thank those who asked questions regarding the Will and Lina series. I had a lot of fun replying to them and it was fun to see which question was asked the most... mainl ... discuss

During early 1861, a German physician by the name of John H. Joecken was caring for Mr. Malinken, who was ailing in his Brooklyn home. On one of his visits, Malinken's 35-year-old wife, ... discuss

This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few o ... discuss

A remarkable piece of research provides evidence of the ability of a snail embryo to learn information that will be used in later life. The ability of snail embryos has parallels in human development, ... discuss

All too often on the internet I am called names for holding a particular position. I'm generally told that I hold my position on "X" because (1) I'm not smart enough to understand it (2) I haven't con ... discuss

What is partial-birth abortion? Partial-birth abortion (PBA) is the term Congress has used to describe a procedure that crosses the line from abortion to infanticide.  The doctor delivers a sub ... discuss

Or so one would be lead to believe given Patricia Todd, a gay Alabama lawmaker’s intimidation tactic, which is a threat to expose (blackmail, extort) her fellow lawmakers who are in adulterous ... discuss

Epiphany 3b, (January 25, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn
(Mark 1:14–20)
 TITLE: “Follow” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the L ... discuss

Links? Ms Warren (is probably not running). Macular degeneration and a possible cause. Bake your own energy bars, with some help. State solvency and some suggestions for the basket case states. (earl ... discuss

io9 reports January 18 on a fascinating study by Oklahoma State University: A recent survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of resp ... discuss

"In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves;ideas come to birth and acquire depth... Deeper reflection helps us to discover the links between events that at first sight see ... discuss

Ugh. – Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white-supremacist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002 ... discuss

When we take how we treat the unborn and apply that standard consistently to any other group of people, it is shocking. I am not saying we should treat other people that way. What I am saying is this: ... discuss

Join the other Quicktakers over at "This Ain't the Lyceum" 1. Rosie has been taking a little sign language class at our weekly co-op.  She takes it very seriously and has been learning lots ... discuss

Planned Parenthood ActionDecember 17 at 2:08pm · Edited · When this woman was accosted outside a Planned Parenthood health center, she had the perfect comeback: "In response to y ... discuss

On December 3, a new pro-life bill was filed in the Missouri legislature by pro-life Representative Rick Brattin. The bill states, “’No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until ... discuss

It’s no secret that I love year-end lists. I mean, come on. For someone perpetually interested in popular culture, it’s the most wonderful time of year. You get to see what other people li ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

...but Moses supposes erroneously.  That's a line from a song in a movie I wish I had seen instead of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" today. Since everyone else seems to be reviewing it I thought I woul ... discuss

Are you listening to the sounds of December? The clinking of spoons in hot chocolate mugs, the rustle of cats in the Christmas tree, the tinking of bells on shop doors, familiar carols, and audible s ... discuss

“My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.”  WEB (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.)  When we are fee ... discuss

In a "conversation" I am having with a commenter on AlterNet.org that person called me a fascist. Here is how I responded to him or her:Fascism - "a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exal ... discuss

 “Rethinking the abortion issue” yet still blaming the Victim Editor’s note. This is excerpted from an editorial that ran in National Right to Life News sometime ago. But nothin ... discuss

This is nothing much, but if anyone just looked at our facebook page and the comments and topics we discuss. They would be amazed by how many birhtmothers feel. I just posted some2010 11/1  Birt ... discuss

My Birthday Wish is in honor of My daughter & my Little Life Saver, Annie. Your First mom loves You sooo much! $10 raised for ... discuss

Recently, in a Catholic Homeschool group on Facebook, a mom commented about her doubts regarding homeschooling. My dear friend and blogger over at Totus Tuus Family, Allison, replied one of the sweete ... discuss

When something sounds to radical to be true sometimes it is. I heard this claim some time ago and then Obama is still using it in his speeches and Warren and his secretary were on ABC recently. Unbeli ... discuss

Pro-choice or Pro-abortion; is There a Difference? I can imagine that some people will start to write and chastise me for the title of this commentary before they even read what I write. It has ... discuss

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Flossie LaneHere is a fascinating story from the Telegraph published 19 June 2009:Flossie Lane, who died on June 13 aged 94, was reputedly the oldest publican in Britain, and ran one of the last genui ... discuss

"WE ARE WHAT WE CHOOSE" By Amazon.com founder Jeff BezosFrom News at Princeton - 2010 Baccalaureate remarks"We are What We Choose"Remarks by Jeff Bezos, as delivered to the Class of 2010BaccalaureateM ... discuss

Citizens United strikes again - one of my favorite conservative watchdog groups has produced another expose on an enemy of freedom. This time, Barack Obama.The movie "Hype" is an exhaustive and effec ... discuss

Many conservatives, Tea Party folks and Christians have mixed feelings about the GOP takeover of the US Senate yesterday. Not that it happened - it's progress in a certain way, and it's great that it' ... discuss

UPDATE: I'm still working on re-posting the articles from my series on Arminianism vs Reformed theology, but I have decided to edit them as I proceed, so the process of reposting will likely take long ... discuss

Yesterday it was my birthday. I hung one more year on the line... Paul SimonSo maybe on my birthday I ought to have been out celebrating, or doing something a little special, but instead I stayed hom ... discuss

1. DC is on the verge of "Snowpocalypse Part II." It's amusing to watch the natives rush around, going crazy at the prospect of snow. Granted, 2-3 feet is a lot. But the city - and by association, the ... discuss

var iamInit = function() {try{initIamServingHandler(320,481,619734,"http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/Resources/Css/css2.css")}catch(ex){}}()Kind of like when Hitler took over Germany. Now Hugo Chavez ... discuss

Building a Culture of Life - Part 4Here is the next part of the pro-life resolution passed by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus in August 2008:"FURTHER RESOLVED, That we recognize that ab ... discuss

Unsurprisingly enough, credit card defaults are on the rise. This industry is marked by less oversight and more shadiness than the mortgage industry, which is saying something. Now American Express is ... discuss

Since two of my meals on Saturday and one meal on Sunday were provided by other people, I can't really enter them into the software for nutritional analysis so instead I am posting details of all six ... discuss

Across the West, Sheriffs have been pledging not to seize firearms. Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney sounds an entirely different tone in a Reader’s View in the Idaho Statesman. He writes: I did no ... discuss

President Jarrett's Broken Puppet - Barack Obama “Isolated, Insolent, and Inebriated"(by DW Ulsterman) -- For some time now there have been various reports suggesting Barack Obama to be, even by typ ... discuss

The last two presidential elections validated this cartoon. - rfh Forgotten Past+Founding Documents eBooks+Federalist Papers+American Minute History+Essential: B ... discuss

When something sounds to radical to be true sometimes it is. I heard this claim some time ago and then Obama is still using it in his speeches and Warren and his secretary were on ABC recently. Unbeli ... discuss

When something sounds to radical to be true sometimes it is. I heard this claim some time ago and then Obama is still using it in his speeches and Warren and his secretary were on ABC recently. Unbeli ... discuss

Many conservatives, Tea Party folks and Christians have mixed feelings about the GOP takeover of the US Senate yesterday. Not that it happened - it's progress in a certain way, and it's great that it' ... discuss

She's brought the "right to die" argument onto the front burner for many folks. Paradoxically, by refusing to kill herself as originally planned she has become an asset for those of us who oppose suic ... discuss

This week was the week my teenagers took their first high-school standardized test: the PSAT. It was the bomb that went off in our week. I like to see where my kids are regardless of the fact that w ... discuss

In her autobiography, Margaret Sanger tells us about one of her visits to a Ku Klux Klan rally:"I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...I saw through the door dim ... discuss

 We reflected on the sacred seal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) last week. The Church is so strict about the secrecy required in this sacrament because of the critical importance ... discuss

When Planned Parenthood founder and racist Margaret Sanger spoke to the Ku Klux Klan in 1926, she most certainly spewed the same type of vile, racist Margaret Sanger quotes she always did.As highly re ... discuss

I agonized over whether to blog this or not.  I considered the privacy of our family. The confidentiality of my son. The acquaintances who may have elevated our family too much and will be crushe ... discuss

Ginger Snaps: An Autumnal baking must.Well, almost everyone is smiling.   Waxing Hunter's Moon over Bridal Veil Falls and the town of Telluride. Tomorrow morning I'm having surgery. It' ... discuss

The family and I live about 35 miles northeast of Dallas. The wife works at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. If the name sounds familiar, thats where we now have a walk-in case of Ebola making the ... discuss

The Daily Beast published an article this week by Emily Shire titled, “Wendy Davis and the ‘Good Abortion’ Myth.” Lest the title confuse you, the author is combatting the noti ... discuss

The Daily Beast published an article this week by Emily Shire titled, “Wendy Davis and the ‘Good Abortion’ Myth.” Lest the title confuse you, the author is combatting the noti ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassThirteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trad ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  –  Matthew 24:6 The anniversary of 9/11 is only d ... discuss

Just a quick reminder of Mark Schauer's record. I think a lot of people forgot how atrocious this guy's record really is.---------------------------------------------------------------------1999 - Sup ... discuss

TheRichest.com, a website full of trivia and gossip that can really drain if not pollute your brain, has published a list of 8 famous people who narrowly avoided being aborted. Surely there are more, ... discuss

By Jane St. Clair A while ago I made a common sense argument that there is ... discuss

After the Newtown school shooting, many celebrities put together a PSA calling for more gun control. Their "Demand a Plan" campaign urges you, the American people, to demand our government do somethin ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The removal one of Poland's top doctors as director of Holy Family hospital in Warsaw for refusing to perform an abortion has drawn widespread cri ... discuss

Life is complicated. Life is full of responsibilities and opportunities, planned duties and serendipitous possibilities. There is so much we could do, but so little we can do. Many of us battl ... discuss

Fr. Tom is always thought provoking. Here's an email he sent today with my comments in red. Remember, liberalism is a sin because it replaces God with man and His wisdom with big utopian ideas spawned ... discuss

Well everyone, As with all good things that come to an end, Socon or Bust is hanging up the boots, so to speak. But it’s not as dramatic as it sounds so don’t worry! We are simply merging ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Not long ago I have myself tested by Ancestry.com's DNA project to find out my ancestral lines. you can see the result in the picture to the right - click on it to enlarge ... discuss

4th Sunday after Pentecost, (July 6, 2014) St. John Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM (Luke 24:44–49, Romans 10:14–17) The Ordination of Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn TITLE: ... discuss

STREETWISEPUNDIT EXCLUSIVE: THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF AN AMERICAN TOWN HALL A Madcap special report: U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk held a town hall meeting on health care today in Arlington Heights IL, just wes ... discuss

UPDATE: I'm still working on re-posting the articles from my series on Arminianism vs Reformed theology, but I have decided to edit them as I proceed, so the process of reposting will likely take long ... discuss

Yesterday it was my birthday. I hung one more year on the line... Paul SimonSo maybe on my birthday I ought to have been out celebrating, or doing something a little special, but instead I stayed hom ... discuss

I originally published this recipe to the Internet on March 16, 2007 This is my basic recipe for banana bread. I almost always fancy it up a bit with additions such as vanilla, cinnamon, fresh ... discuss

Robert Harrold shared a link via Jeffrey Connors.Ben Carson: Kick Out “Spineless” Congressmen Who Won’t Stop Obamavia conservativetribune.com: Time to fire the spin ... discuss

Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other.“I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever ... discuss

July 4th Patriotic Music  Our Flag ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

SteynOnlineMobile EditionRegular SiteHome | Search | BioThe Unmaking of the American Worldby Mark SteynNational ReviewJune 13, 2014127While we're waiting for Baghdad to fall and no ... discuss

BIKERS TO THE RESCUE: Bikers Go To Mexico to Free Marine From: Doug Giles  Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Subject: BIKERS TO THE RESCUE: Bikers Go To Mexico to Free Marine http://youtu.b ... discuss

o'he-who-needs-a-pair - BIKERS TO THE RESCUE: Bikers Go To Mexico to Free Marinehttp://youtu.be/ieFmfDKN2HgPublished on Jun 11, 2014Reporters Patrick Henningsen and Pete Santilli met up with 3 patri ... discuss

o'illegal - o'naive Utopian Dream: Make U.S. A 3rd World Country, Open Doors WideA Bad Dream    "Immigration Reform" is not.  It is de facto amnesty.  President Reagan erred g ... discuss

It has nineteen thousand reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of five stars. I try to keep up with what’s new and notable in publishing but even with nineteen thousand reviews I had no ... discuss

A chapter from my book, Where Do We Find Such Men? in remembrance of those who served on June 6, 1944. Brig. Gen. Allen Kimball is given the most important assignment of his life, and arguably the mo ... discuss

I graduated from college about a year and a half ago, so by now I definitely know all about how life works and I’m able to pass on my infinite wisdom to this year’s grads. I’m kidding, of course ... discuss

I hate to say it, but he is right: I’m not talking here about the three tragic murders Rodger committed by stabbing before his driving and shooting spree; I speak now only to the families of the ... discuss

Staten Island resident Gwendolyn Williams is a thin, healthy-looking third-grader.  She exercises by playing softball and riding a scooter.  Yet, according to a “Fitnessgram” issued by t ... discuss

The "blues card", aka the "stress card".(Source: Snopes.com.)Let me ask all the military veterans that stumble onto this post: Do you remember the stories about the Navy’s “stress cards”?I read ... discuss

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling DHM: Well written. For readers who like to think and don’t mind a glimpse at the dark side of human nature. Okay, this is more than a glimpse, but i ... discuss

article source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/25/was-syrian-weapons-shipment-factor-in-ambassadors-benghazi-visit/Was Syrian weapons shipment factor in ambassador’s Benghazi visit? By ... discuss

The Turkish Influence – ALARMING REPORT: Turkish Ship Bound For Libya Smuggling Massive Arms…Original Source Agency: http://www.enkripto.com/2013/01/to.htmlre-posted here from: http://th ... discuss

How U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked to Jihadist Rebels in Syria (And It Involves Weapons)as originally posted on "The Blaze" by Guest on 19Oct12article source: http://www.theblaze.com/sto ... discuss

Would you volunteer to be on an abortion review panel if the blood money was high enough?It is clearly obscene, but altogether predictable. The Fine Gael majority government are finding out the high c ... discuss

After Cosmopolitian magazine publish abortion counselor Emily Letts’ explanation of filming her abortion, she’s received a fair amount of media coverage, including a Q and A with Philadelphia Maga ... discuss

Emily Letts is a 25-year-old abortion counselor at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in New Jersey whose video has gone viral. These days, videos go viral on a daily basis, and most are soon forgot ... discuss

Kermit Gosnell, Pearl Gosnell, Elizabeth HamptonSherry West, Adrine Moton, Tina BaldwinSteven Massof, Maddline Joe, Elleen O’NeilMost people, when confronted with the Kermit Gosnell scandal, can not ... discuss

SermonSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Havelock, NCThe Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35The Road to Emmaus. One of those Bible stories that captures our imagination. It actually happened ON Easter Sunday ... discuss

You probably don’t know this, but I wrote a book! Simon, Who is Called Peter has just been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, and it’s also available through Amazon. I’m super ... discuss

The modern world is a “rights” world. This comes largely from Hobbes. The logic of a “rights” world is curious. It basically means that what we “ought” to be by “right” is owed to us. ... discuss

I woke up Thursday morning with plans.  It was a bright sunny morning, and the first thing on my agenda after breakfast was to pick up my sister’s three young children for the day so that she c ... discuss

Joining Margaret @ Minnesota Mom for her Weigh-In Wednesday link up…Well, this may be a bit obvious after my last post, but I am overweight. By my calculations I'm about 40 lbs. over where Weight Wa ... discuss

ON THE ONE HAND, I'm not the kind of guy to run a police road block.  But on the other side, if there IS a way to work around a roadblock, of any kind, I'd like to explore it.I've been flying for ... discuss

A federal committee held two days of hearings this week on a procedure called mitochondrial transfer which is accomplished by mixing the genes of two women with the goal of increasing the birth of hea ... discuss

We are frequently contacted by students inquiring about the best resources for writing a research paper on Margaret Sanger.  Perhaps the best place to start is Dan Flynn's thoroughly researc ... discuss

"Hindsight is 20/20"   I'm not sure if that is the most widely-used cliche on Earth but I'd wager it's in the top ten.For a reason.Looking back on life and events offers a clarity that just ... discuss

Tomorrow morning we'll get up before dawn, take our sweet foster girl to a respite home (of dear friends), pick up my dad, and head to Cleveland for my surgery. First I will have blue radioactive dye ... 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

The following article was written by Stephen Drake, who is the researcher for the disability rights group Not Dead Yet. This article was published on January 31, 2014 on the Not Dead Yet Blog.By Steph ... discuss

“If you want to know what people really think about kids with Down syndrome, tell someone you’re thinking of getting one.” Kari Wagner-Peck recalls the responses she received when she and her hu ... discuss

Brian McCall, The Remnant: One story that must not be swept under the rug is the brutal treatment of young Jahi McMath and her family. The story sounds unbelievable when revealed in all its gory deta ... discuss

Womb transplants are in the news again and I have seen a few posts in the Catholic blogosphere questioning what such a transplant might mean, ethically. First, some background: A womb transplant is ex ... discuss

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” opened in early December at the Oklahoma City Civic Center; and lasted until Dec. 22. When it opened in the East Village in New York in 1998, Donohue sa ... discuss

Hello, First Thoughtsters! One of the things I’ll be carrying over from my blogging for Postmodern Conservative, now that it’s been incorporated into First Thoughts, is “Carl&rsqu ... discuss

Hello, First Thoughtsters! One of the things I’ll be carrying over from my blogging for Postmodern Conservative, now that it’s been incorporated into First Thoughts, is “Carl’ ... discuss

Sounds like the Mormons are getting a bit testy over all these questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and how Mitt Romney's religious practices could impact his quest for the ... discuss

CNN) The idea of exorcisms in this day and age certainly sounds strange and unusual, but they do happen. If you are thinking of scenes out of movies, maybe instead you should be thinking about video c ... discuss

From: Congressman Steve Stockman  Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 Subject: Your Obama barf bag Dear liberty patriot,     Obama's socialism makes me sick!     And I have the barf ... discuss

2nd Front Sight Blog of New Year: Josie the Outlaw Says it BestWatch on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20RoAfflGCMPublished on Dec 1, 2013     Despite all the fear-mon ... discuss

World War II From SpaceWatch on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VolG7V3-4hwvideo source: http://youtu.be/VolG7V3-4hwPublished on Aug 7, 2013 WWII FROM SPACE delivers World War II in a way ... discuss

It sounds like science fiction: Tiny telescopes being implanted into the eyes of humans to restore sight in those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But it’s actually happening in operatin ... discuss

In a debate where did these people get their ideas? "Planned Parenthood says that 86% of abortions are for babies getting in the way. Surely sounds like "me" or selfishness!!." and ... discuss

It sounds strange, but people are starving themselves into obesity. Our bodies crave the nutrients found in healthy foods. But if you eat food that’s missing those vital nutrients, you’ll just kee ... discuss

In the 1950's Bell Labs developed the transistor. What has this got to do with the family? It was instrumental in bringing more individualism to children within the American family. It sounds strang ... discuss

What I love about Thoreau is that he made every moment of his short life count for something. Mostly what he did was perambulate –a wonderful word that means to walk and think at the same time. ... discuss




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