Tag Archive | Family

All You Need is Love

The Beatles had a hit song in the 60s titled “All You Need is Love” (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney). The essential message of the song is that you cannot accomplish the impossible, described with phrases like “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” and “there’s nothing you can see that […]

Grown Children of Divorce: Another Challenge for the Church

In this day and age, there are few people who haven’t been touched by divorce in some way, even if it is simply having a friend or family member who has divorced. Divorce is a tragedy for all involved and while many view it as sin, it does not go beyond the possibility of forgiveness. […]

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

Originally posted on Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog:
(Photo credit: The Pretty Padded Room) By Addie Darling Since the election, there have been numerous articles tolling the bell for the death of Christianity’s relevancy in the political sphere, as well as a continuing discussion over the future of Christian political activism. These…

Travelogue:  Martin Luther “Pilgrimage”

Travelogue: Martin Luther “Pilgrimage”

In recognition of Reformation Day, I thought that it would be good to share a little from my Martin Luther “pilgrimage” I took with my two sons while we were in Germany.  This was a great experience for me (hopefully for my sons, too!).  Not just because of the content of the trip but because […]

The Day A Prayer Saved My Son’s Life

The Day A Prayer Saved My Son’s Life

Little did I know how close my son would come to dying that day.  I often wonder what my older children that have moved out are up to.  Like any parent, I worry about what messes they may get themselves into and how their lack of life experiences could allow pain to come into their […]

The Night a Prayer Saved My Life

The Night a Prayer Saved My Life

I remain amazed at how many things went through my mind while the two handguns were pointing at my head.  One of those things was, “why didn’t I just keep the car?” My wife and I moved to Colorado Springs in 1992 to attend Nazarene Bible College.  We felt that God had called us to […]

Abortion:  Is it the worse sin?

Abortion: Is it the worse sin?

Abortion is sin.  There is no doubt about it.  Just a few days after conception, the baby’s heart is pumping blood through its body. You can see fingers and toes forming, you can hear the heart beat.  Yet, these babies are considered just a “mass of flesh” by the abortionists. “Scripture seems to teach that […]

Abortion and October Baby

Abortion and October Baby

This weekend I finally had the opportunity to watch October Baby.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s the story of a woman who lived through an abortion and in her late teens found out about it.  The movie follows her search for meaning and love as she tracks down her biological mother only to be […]

World’s Best Dad

World’s Best Dad

It’s not very often when one can say, “hey, did you know my son’s in a band?”  It’s even less often when one can say, “have you heard my son’s CD?”  And you probably never hear, “my son’s CD was mastered by a Grammy Award winner”!  Well, I can say these things. Before you comment that […]

Preparing to deploy

  I have been staring at the blank page in front of me for most of the morning as I have tried to get “inspired” to write this piece.  Anyone who knows me well knows that writing or speaking is usually not a struggle for me but today it is.  Normally what goes on in […]