What Do You Think We Should Do about Our National Budget Deficit?

We all mostly agree that running deficits of over a trillion dollars each year can't be good. Even the more liberal amongst us aren't thrilled about it. And I know our kids aren't going to be happy once they find out about it.Maybe you agree with me and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that we have a spending addiction. Or maybe you agree with President Obama that we need to raise taxes more. Maybe both.But seriously, if it were up to you, what would you do about it. Maybe it would … [Read more...]

The War Against God: A Book Review

I don't know about you, but I usually have low expectations for Christian fiction, or anything resembling it. Maybe the Left Behind series permanently lowered my hopes that Christians could write engaging, culturally relevant fiction without sounding, well -- in a word -- nuts.So it was with some reluctance that I picked up The War Against God, a novel by David Kullberg, recently published by Andershire Books in 2012. But I'm glad I did.Not only did I discover that Christians can … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 7: California Yoga Classes, Our Spending Addiction, Kansas Sperm Donor

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.   Yoga Classes in California Public School Raises Separation IssueThe Basics -- The Encinitas Union School District K-6 elementary schools in San Diego North County began taking Ashtanga yoga in the fall. The program is scheduled to expand now in January. Some parents are taking legal action, claiming yoga introduces religious tea … [Read more...]

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 or scrape or both. No, I didn’t wear a helmet.There was one thing I wa … [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 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...]