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Silence Does Not Equal Love

My friend Rosie D. responded to my recent post, How I Can Support Traditional Marriage and Not be a Hater, with this comment: Great blog post. But one question enters into my mind. How many times did your mom have ‘the talk’ with you? Did she remind you over and over again that you were…

How I Can Support Traditional Marriage and Not be a Hater

Anyone who follows this blog in any way, shape, or form would probably correctly assume that I am opposed to gay marriage. More precisely, I believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Why? Because marriage is an institution created by God to serve a very specific role within his creation – to procreate, and…

My “Point” About the New Indiana State Standards and Common Core

Yesterday, the AP picked up this story: Indiana Approves Common Core Replacement Standards, complete with this photo: It ran with this caption: “Stephanie Engelman makes a point as she and other community members speak to Board of Education members, who will be voting on controversial new academic standards that would replace Common Core in Indiana, Monday, April…

Big Brother is Watching

I just got an email from our electric company.  I think they believe they are doing me a favor by informing me that I am using more electricity than my “more efficient neighbors”. Huh.  Really?  You mean my family of six uses more electricity than my empty-nest neighbors?  I’m shocked. Geez.  You mean, that I, who…

Boy Scouts: What Would Jesus Do?

Following a heated discussion of the Girls Scouts’ latest bed-fellows, the Boy Scouts briefly became the focus of conversation at book club tonight. I’m going to say something that – I think – will be largely unpopular. I totally agree with the change the Boy Scouts have made. As the parent of a Boy Scout, I was encouraged to…

Conversion

I was the first to spot them – the Catholic school kids walking past our playground on their way home from school.  I knew nothing of these kids, only that the girls wore red plaid skirts and that they were different in some way. We must have been learning about the Revolutionary War in social…

Knowing Christ – Advent Calendar/Jesse Tree Reflection for Dec. 14

What a morning!  The kids have been tired and cranky, I’ve been tired and cranky, and I feel like I’m walking through waste deep water – everything seems much harder than it should be.  Prayers that we all can make it through this day loving each other as Christ loves us! Here’s today’s reflection: December 14…

Tied Up in Knots

I was stressed out in 2008, and worried in 2010.  Tonight I’m literally sick to my stomach with worry. Rather than watching the results trickle in, I took long a walk, during which I prayed the Rosary, the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Better to pray than to fret, I figure, but…

Big Bird Doesn’t Need a Hand Out

The eight year olds at school are talking politics.  And guess what?  Word on the street is that if Romney gets elected, Big Bird will die. First, let’s agree that these kids haven’t been watching the news, reading the Huffington Post (btw, thanks for the image, Huffi), or checking out memes on Reddit.  No, this is…

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