I dated the Obamacare girl

O girl

 I dated the Obamacare girl.And why wouldn’t I…she was so optimistic and promising when we first met. Big brown eyes and a warm smile. She even wore those long, dangly earrings - those get me every time. She told me, “If you take me out, you’ll find that I’m more than a date. Much more!”Wowsers! That’s a hard promise to pass up. So, we went out. Well, sort of. O-girl told me to pick her up, but when I reached her front door I found a note that read, “I can’t go out at our sch … [Read more...]

“Trust me…it’s for your good.”

Scared male eye spying through a keyhole

A few years ago, I counseled a family that was about to break apart. One core issue was that the husband/father was domineering. He wanted to be “in the know” on everything. He’d call his children on their cell phones every 15 minutes when they were out to make sure they were where they said they’d be. And he’d check his wife’s receipts, look at her email, and monitor her Facebook. The presence of this man loomed over the lives of his family like the smog over L.A. when the wind won’t blow. Ever … [Read more...]

Weinstein’s Not So Civil Rights Movement

Mikey Weinstein

Mikey Weinstein, the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), and blogger for Huffington Post, recently told Fox News, “Someone needs to be punished for this...Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.” Who does Weinstein believe should be punished?Christians.What’s the “horr … [Read more...]

Slow Down, Log Off, And Mourn

wood drake

If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to keep up with everything happening everywhere, as commented on by everyone. All of us care deeply about what happened in Newtown. All of us care about how the family and friends of the victims are doing. All of us care that our nation responds in helpful, productive ways. It is human to care, and we are human.But none of us can process the amount of information we receive in one hour on Facebook, Twitter, and the various news and blog sites we follow. O … [Read more...]

Musings on 1.7 billion dollars, spirited debates, and Toto

Founding Fathers

I have two reflections on 2012 election season as I’m pacing back and forth like a caged panther waiting for results to come in:Musing #1: Far too much money was spent campaigning by both parties. There must be at least 1.7 billion ways to better spend $1.7 billion dollars. Think of how helpful those dollars would have been to Sandy’s victims, or to those researching pediatric brain cancer, or to organizations such as International Justice Mission or Compassion International. I’m telling you, … [Read more...]

“Your Pension Is Bigger Than Mine”

debate

“I don't look at my pension...it's not as big as yours.” – President ObamaI enjoy debates, but that comment last night irks me on many levels. We are in big trouble as a nation when we attach significance, worth, and sense of superiority to being either rich or poor.The Prosperity Gospel (God wants you to give you more wealth than others have) is venom spit from the mouth of the snake. But so is Liberation Theology (God wants us to redistribute wealth so that everyone has an equal amoun … [Read more...]


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