Parenting Fail: What’s In Your Blind Spot?

As much as I like my car, I must agree with my wife -- it does have a few blind spots.Backing up can be tricky. The narrow side windows and raised rear of the vehicle make it a challenge to see what's behind me. Or beside me. I nearly sideswiped a fellow traveler last week on a rainy freeway because of it.Fail.I think I can fix it with a couple of those wide-angle mirror attachments. But until I do, I'd do well to double check my blind spots instead of assuming I know what is behind or … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being Afraid? Trust in the Strength of God

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. I don't know about you, but whenever I feel afraid, I start think about what I can do. I look for some way to solve the problem. I confess that my first move for overcoming fear is often to trust in my own strength and not in the strength of God.I don't think I'm alone.As I noted earlier in this series How to  Stop Being Afraid, when we're facing tough stuff in life God Is Our … [Read more...]

5 Inconvenient Truths about School Shootings [VIDEO]

From Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Amanda Winkler: "No one wants to ever again see anything like the senseless slaughter of 26 people – including 20 children - at a school. But as legislators turn toward creating new gun laws, here are five facts they need to know." HT: HotAir … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being Afraid? In God We Trust

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. No. "In God we trust" did not make its first appearance upon US currency. Psalm 46:1 says that "God is our refuge."The psalmist makes this incredible claim that the infinite God is our defense at the start of Psalm 46 to help us to stop being afraid. Building on the simple yet deeply profound statement that it all starts with remembering God, we now get personal. The God of the … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 11: NRA Warns of Attack, CA School Shooting Heroics, Lou Giglio Silenced

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   NRA Claims Biden Leading "Attack" on Second AmendmentThe Basics -- After meeting with Vice President Biden Thursday, NRA leaders claimed the Administration's efforts had little to do with keeping children safe and much about restricting Second Amendment rights. Dig Deeper:Via FoxNews: "We will not allow law-abiding gun own … [Read more...]

Why Joe Biden is Wrong on Gun Control

Vice President used this wrong thinking yesterday to justify why new gun control action should be taken by the federal government: "If our actions result in saving only one life, they're worth taking," Biden said at a meeting of victims and gun control proponents at the White House. "But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly." With all due respect, Mr. Vice President, (and I'm scraping the bottom … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being Afraid: Just Who Is this God?

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. After the last post (Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: It All Starts with God) focused on where we should start in overcoming fear, the next valid question might best be: Just who is this God?We'd be wrong to assume that everyone knows -- or remembers. We are forgetful people. Even those of us who should know better. Maybe that's why the psalmist started with God's most common … [Read more...]

Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: Remember God

Welcome to the first in a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. It seems simple enough. But I, for one, am quick to forget it when I consider the How to Stop Being Afraid. The first step according to Psalm 46 is remembering who God is.Sounds too easy, I know. It's when we think that we must face the challenges of life on our own that we tremble in fear.Confession of a Cowardly Principal Perhaps a personal story will illustrate. … [Read more...]