What Star Wars Can Teach Us about the Fiscal Cliff Fiasco

I know. We've just about had it with the whole fiscal cliff fiasco. Maybe that's why most of us want the words "fiscal cliff" banned from the English language. We should be frustrated with our national leaders. In the words of my own Congressman LaTourette: "This is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed," said Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), marching glumly from a GOP conference meeting in the House Monday evening. "It's not even small ball -- it's a pingpong ball," he said of … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 3: Porky Sandy Bill, Fiscal Cliff Details, Leading by Crisis

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.   Sandy Super-Storm Bill Stuffed with PorkThe Basics --Prominent Republican Governor Chris Christie and key GOP Representatives created a stir with harsh words for Congress and Speaker Boehner in particular after the House failed to act on a $60 Billion aid package to help those affected by Super-Storm Sandy after passing … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Like to Pray

I admit it. Sometimes, perhaps many times, I don't like to pray.I've been a follower of Christ for over 35 years -- as far back as my memory will take me. I know what the Bible says about the unimaginable power of prayer. And I believe it.I just don't like to pray.There, I said it.I know some of you are rushing to click off this post before you catch whatever my spiritual illness may be. But maybe I'm not the only one who feels this way.I ran face-first into this uncomfortable … [Read more...]

5 Resources to Discover Your Strengths and Life Purpose

As most regular readers know, I've been on a journey -- call it a quest -- to discover my life strengths for the last five years. I've made quite a bit of progress, I think. The journey has caused my to take some pretty dramatic steps of faith into the unknown.But I haven't stepped completely into the unknown, thanks to five key resources that helped me discover my life strengths. On a recent stay with friends, I shared some of these resources with their sons. It reminded me that I have been … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Dec. 31: Hate Crime for Subway Pusher, Obama Goes for Guns, Failed Fiscal Cliffs

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.   NY Subway Pusher Charged with Hate CrimeThe Basics --  The 31-year-old woman who allegedly pushed an immigrant into the path of an oncoming subway train in New York told the judge that she hates Muslims and Hindus and thought the victim was one. Dig Deeper:Via FoxNews: "She had told police she has hated Muslims since S … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist Church a Hate Group? What’s Wrong with the Petition

I won't dignify the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church group by linking to their despicable escapades. We got to experience their virulent brand of theology first-hand here in Chardon after the shooting that took place in February of 2012.Now an on-line petition has begun at WhiteHouse.gov to petition the Obama Administration to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. It has over 290,000 signatures at the moment. And I've been encountering requests from other sincere … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily –Dec. 28: Piers Morgan Amends Bible, Evil DNA from Newtown Shooter, Russian Adoptions End

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.   Piers Morgan Calls for Bible to Be AmendedThe Basics --  CNN host and outspoken supporter of stricter gun control legislation Piers Morgan called for the Bible to be amended to accommodate homosexual marriage in an interview with Rick Warren. Dig Deeper:Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: "His insistence on amending the Bible amu … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Safer Schools: A Principal Speaks

It's been 13 days since we first heard of the horrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. That's right, only thirteen days. It feels like a lot longer.For the families and friends of the victims, I can't begin to process how long those days have felt. I can only continue to pray for their healing.I've been reluctant to compile and share my thoughts on the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown for two reasons:I've been there before. As a school principal and school leader for the … [Read more...]


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