The upcoming visit by President Barack Obama to our town of Boone prompted a discussion with our children during our normal prayer time. One of our sons asked, “Daddy and Mommy if you aren’t going to vote for President Obama, why do we still pray for him?” “Why pray for our leaders” is a good [...]
Author Archive: Moira Crooks
Moira Crooks is a Christ-follower, wife, and mom to six children. She has a degree in Computer Science from Marquette University and has spent much of her pre-mom time working as a Technical Writer and Web Site Coordinator. In 2009, her book Strength in A Smile was published. In it she details how her husband and her relationship with God grew and changed through the birth of their daughter who was born with a cleft lip and palate.
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. – Acts 5:30-31, New King James Version The struggle for American independence wasn’t something that happened overnight. Britain’s 13 [...]
Can a British chef and TV personality, social media, and the lamestream media destroy jobs and a company unnecessarily? If recent events, including the closure of three of four beef processing plants, including a plant in Waterloo, Iowa that employs about 220 workers are any indication, the answer is yes. A number of governors and [...]
Identity politics comes from the natural human tendency to bond with people who look and act like you. It’s human instinct to connect with your own. On an emotional level there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact those emotional ties become building blocks for society. Identity becomes problematic when we simply do not just accept and celebrate our diversity but when the differences seem to become important, even overwhelming factors in how we vote. While it is understandable that race, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion are factors and railing against them counting is like objecting to gravity, it should disturb us when these categories pass being factors and become determiners.