Archives for Kathy, Kids, and God

Dad: The Only Survivor

My dad who passed away in 1988 popped up on the Internet recently. My sister sent me the link and I clicked on it. Up came a photo of a World War II Canadian flight crew in front of their
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Where is it Safe?

“Mom, where is it safe?” asked my then 10-year-old daughter, Lauren. I thought about her question and then carefully answered. “Hanford is pretty safe.” “But I want to know where it’s absolutely safe!” And then she hastily added, “And don’t
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Good News. When Men Use Their Gifts Well.

Did you hear the good news last week? According to the recent report entitled “State of the Future” issued by the UN, the world is becoming better for humans. Poverty is down and education and health are improving at unprecedented
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Evolution Would Empty the Christmas Manger

Two days after the presidential election, Garry Wills, a nationally syndicated columnist, lamented that religious voters had swayed the election. He was clearly disturbed that “many more Americans believe in the Virgin Birth than in Darwin’s theory of evolution.” Later
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Ashes to Ashes

“Remember, man, you are dust, and to dust you will return.” Millions of Christians throughout the world will hear those words today, as a sooty cross is thumbed on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday is an interesting ceremony. It is not
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Shopping, Sharks, and Snakes

It’s great having your daughter home from college after her first year. I love making coffee for Lauren in the morning before she goes off to her summer job. I like seeing her room untidy. I don’t even want to
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A Passion for Tall Alien Tales

I had occasion recently to drive my son to a nearby city to catch a bus. It was early in the morning and the sun was rising. As my son dozed, I flipped on talk radio for company, tuning in
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Pros and Cons of North Pole Santa

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about celebrating St. Nicholas’s feast day, and I received a lot of mail about whether or not to teach your children about Santa. One reader was particularly distressed as it is
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St. Nicholas and Stress-Free Traditions

This is the time of year when parenting magazines urge frazzled parents to create family traditions with their children. Anything but Crafts The articles are very helpful with detailed instructions which involve buying stuff from different stores and then making
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