Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter

On Good Friday, especially, it can seem a dark lonely time. Today, of all days, I received a written message from a friend asking me to light a candle for someone she loved dearly. This is a first from my friend. Most of my friends, especially my long-time friends, know I always have a candle […]

If you do not believe in God, can you go to war with those who do?

Or vice-versa? If you believe in God, can you go to war with those who do not? What about those that believe in a different God? Today, at the close of the three day summit on violent extremism, Pres. Obama stated it was an “ugly lie that we are at war with Islam.” I believe […]

Christmas Eve 2014 ~ “Hark, I bring you good tidings”

It is soft and quiet at my house this Christmas Eve. I found myself grateful today for this day, this Christmas Eve and for tomorrow, Christmas Day. Despite all the crappy news and usual human messiness, this is the one moment in the West where we try to be good to one another and for […]

Christians: You have 72 hours to convert to Islam, pay a tax, or die

Did you catch this story? Over the weekend, in Mosul, Iraq, the newly proclaimed Caliphate that stretches from parts of Syria into Iraq, supported by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL), a highly successful force of Islamic fundamentalists, declared to all Christians residing in Mosul that they had 72 hours […]

Who’s that knocking on the door?

Daily Prompt challenge: Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny? I hold a very strong opinion on this one. I believe in fate, destiny and free choice. The latter allows us no excuse, full responsibility for who we are, what we do, and what we choose to […]