Why Pray for Our Leaders?


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 […]

Motherhood: The Common Thread of Our American Quilt


Since I was a young girl I have loved to sew. Much like my other interests, sewing is something that relaxes me. I learned how to in Girl Scouts and in fact I earned a badge for sewing, which I promptly sewed onto my Girl Scout uniform sash by hand. I still sew most things […]

The Original Liberty Tree


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 […]

My Beef With Pink Slime

all natural hambuger

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 […]

American Idolatry: The Dangers of Identity Politics


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.