Here’s a Quick Way to Destroy Your Kids

Our kids have never been good at following the crowd or “sheepwalking” as Seth Godin calls it. Or following the signs at local parks that read: “Stay on Prepared Trails” When I was a kid at the same parks, there were no signs. There were barely paths. The whole point of going was to get off the trail. Explore a mysterious cave. Jump across a tricky precipice. Race up the side of a cliff that was likely to cause a bruise… Read more

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… 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 Pork The 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 the… 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… 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… 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 Crime The 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… 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 Christians… 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 Amended The 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… 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… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Dec. 27: Supremes Deny Hobby Lobby, The Benghazi Office Shuffle, Gun Owners Exposed

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. Hobby Lobby Refused Religious Protection by Supreme Court The Basics — The Supreme Court refused to issue an emergency injunction that would protect Hobby Lobby from having to provide coverage for Obamacare “morning-after” mandate while they appeal the mandate in federal courts. Dig Deeper: Via FoxNews : Key graph: “The Supreme Court’s latest ruling is… Read more

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