Welcome to a series on How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. Our quest continues to step two in the journey to learn How to Stop Being Afraid. We began by exploring the call in Psalm 46:1 to remember who God is and what that means. He is both our defense and our offense. We get grounded on Him in the face of life’s chaos and overwhelming storms that the psalmist so vividly describes: Therefore we will not… Read more

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.   National Football Star from Notre Dame Claims to Be Victim of Girlfriend Hoax The Basics — Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o claims to have been the victim of an elaborate hoax by a female who claimed to be dying from leukemia. News of her alleged death fueled the stories about him… Read more

I confess it. I think I may be the only person left who has not seen Peter Jackson’s latest rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale The Hobbit. Usually I would be among the first at the theater. I made the midnight showing for The Return of the King — the sound cutting out during the scenes in Mount Doom made it especially memorable. I’ve watched the DVD versions of The Lord of the Rings countless times with my children. I’ve… Read more

The following post appears courtesy of my friends at Wallbuilders, founded by David Barton. Wallbuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. In the wake of the heart-rending massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a cry has arisen for gun control. But such calls are misdirected. The lessons of Scriptures and history are clear that the key is controlling what is in… Read more

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.  NOTE: There is a special guest post on my site today from my friends at Wallbuilders: America’s Founders on Gun Control and the Evil at Sandy Hook President Obama Launches Gun Control Wednesday The Basics — President Obama will present his proposals for new gun-control legislation today and up to 19 executive actions… Read more

You’ve stared at the list of things to do for days. You’ve tried sorting it into neat piles, but the list of piles itself only gets longer. You’re starting to feel overwhelmed. The lists of your lists are starting to run several pages. You wish you could just stop the crushing feeling, but wave after wave of stuff to do keeps pounding you into the surf, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever get a chance to come up for air…. Read more

  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.   French Send Troops to Mali, Bomb Islamic Terrorists The Basics — The French, under the leadership of President Francois Hollande, unexpectedly took military action to stop the rapid advances of Islamic jihadists in Northern Mali in Africa. They launched a military campaign that included bombing and “boots on the ground,” something Hollande… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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

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