The Veterans in My Life – Thank You

Somethings are harder for me to say than others. I think that perhaps typing them will make it easier, but it doesn’t.  I feel trite even bringing this up on Veteran’s day.  Because while I might not express it, I am grateful every day to the men and women who have fought to protect this country and thus protect my family and me. There have been a lot of memes being posted today.  I respect those who have done so.  I am tempted to share one, but again I can’t seem to find one that captures what I am really

Why Character Matters

The title of this post is a statement not a question. Over the weekend I came back from a scout camp with my son to find out that two very deplorable (word choice is very intentional) announcements were made regarding our the two main party candidates. One candidate had many of her emails leaked to reveal the corruptions in her campaign. The other candidate had a video released showing his misogynistic attitude. The purpose of this post however isn’t so much about these individual events.  Rather it is about the character of the candidates.  The reason that the 2016 Presidential

Reactionary Law Making

Yesterday’s post about the false dichotomy of the Republicans and the Democrats and their capitalizing on the tragic events of our time has caused me to think about another aspect of politics that really bothers me.  Why is it that every time something tragic happens government thinks that they need to pass yet another law? It doesn’t necessarily even need to be a violent crime. It can because someone crossed a crosswalk at the wrong time and got serious hurt.  There is clamoring for a new law or regulation. Just for a second, lets imagine a grocery store that decided

False Dichotomies

I am incredibly disgusted at how we are told that we should be seeing the world as black and white, up or down, good or bad.  I am bothered how the use of false dichotomies are used to trick us into submitting to wrong.  While there is definite good and definite evil in the world, we aren’t always being told the truth about what those truths are.  We are often tricked into picking between two falsehoods. Evil exists.  I believe that.  I have seen evil in this world, and I have seen even influence me, family members and friends.  And

Faith Under Attack: Freedom of Religion Threatened

I started writing this post yesterday, but I felt that we needed to have a better understanding of how the attack on religion started.  So, i wanted to discuss how media has been changing our cultural view of religion. While, I do think that this has been orchestrated, I don’t believe that the people who have been causing this to happen had the destruction of religious freedom as their primary goal.  I am even so optimistic as to believe that those involved today are naive to the Devil’s plan. Our first amendment rights is under attack.  And the attack first

Faith Under Attack: Media’s Corruption of Christian Values

One of the primary reasons for my picking up the proverbial pen and blogging again, was because of lack of traditional Christian values in our day. I am not so naive as to believe that these values haven’t been waning for generations.  But I do feel that they are on the brink of becoming extinct. I am especially impressed with Matt Walsh’s continued pleading with his fellow Christian’s to start living the Gospel that Jesus Christ taught. He calls for them to not try and fit their faith around their sins, but rather to use their faith to help them