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School Shooting Solutions

Last week I spoke at the Constitution Party meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with some amazing people.  We had such a great time with sweet fellowship.  I wish you all could have been there.

 

There’s been plenty of analysis of the school shooting in Florida last week.  Some of it is helpful, but much of the mainstream commentary is slanted.  Big government proponents seek to use this tragedy to advance a political agenda to grow governmental bureaucracies, justify more National intrusion, reduce personal responsibility and erode our second amendment.

The worst ideas focus on treating the symptoms, not the real problems.  To find the right answers, we must look at the root cause.  Some people blame guns, psychotropic drugs, adoption issues, Asperger’s Syndrome, and lack of school-provided law enforcement.

However, I have not heard anyone talk about what schools teach students.  My daughter was required to read “The Most Dangerous Game” about someone who hunted other human beings.  The year before she was required to read, “The Hunter and the Hunted”, which was just as bad.  Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day — It’s about love.  Not just for couples.  We can all love each other.

 

In all these political debates, I’m hearing a lot about ideology, but little about how we are going to be a more kind, loving and virtuous Country.  The way to change the Country starts with us changing our own lives and families.

On our show today, we talk with authors of a book on marriage called, Enter the Ring—Fighting together for a Gospel Saturated Marriage.  This book is written to explain how millennials view marriage with a different perspective from other generations.  Listen and learn.  I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading

Why is Abortion Still Legal?

As my sign says, we need to stop the real war.

 

 

Why is abortion still legal? Modern medicine, current science and political surveys demonstrate that abortion is destroying a human being. More people than ever realize that unborn people deserve all the rights and protections afforded to any other human being. Yet, abortion on demand is still legal in our Country.

If all the political candidates were as pro-life as they claim, abortion would no longer be done. Instead of taking care of business, they pussyfoot around with token mutations. Years tick by and abortion is still legal.

Is an incremental approach a pacifier? NOTHING says ANTI-LIFE as much as taking an abortion provider – Planned Parenthood – that hadn’t been able to do abortions since 2015 and passing laws which now have created a scenario where they can start performing abortions again. Continue reading

Southern Poverty Law Center

Here is a picture of true wealth – four generations – all from intact families.  This week we welcomed my newest grandchild.  My children have done a fabulous job of keeping the score even — six grandsons and six granddaughters!

 

Real poverty happens when a culture becomes morally bankrupt.  There is nothing more unAmerican than to shame and shun people just because of holding patriotic philosophy.   In this case, the victims are Center-Right, Constitutional, Liberty-Leaning, or Christian groups.  Those who are carrying on the torch of freedom from those who bled and died so we could have these opportunities—A.K.A. the bedrock of our society!

The Southern Poverty Law Center is not about the South, poverty or laws.  It is focused on name-calling and has tarnished its own credibility by lurching to the left. Continue reading

What Are You Doing for Life?

A few years ago I took some time to stand outside of the Columbia Abortion clinic with some wonderful saints.  Never underestimate the power of your presence at the epicenter.

 

It calls itself, Planned Parenthood, but it is diametrically opposed to parenthood.  This organization generates revenue from promiscuity and selling dead baby parts.  A lot of people know what they are doing is wrong, but are at a loss for finding the proper response.

Yet, there’s a lot that can be done.  Not everybody is cut out for the same work.  Some hold up signs, some talk to the pregnant moms or boyfriends, some pray.  Everybody can do something.  We are about moving heaven and earth for a greater purpose. Continue reading

Perspective

This is a picture of me with my mom.

 

Looking forward is important and good.  However, to understand how we got here, it’s important to look back as well.  We can study genealogy, which allows us to discover facts about previous generations.  Yet, the legends and little-known secrets will vanish forever after this generation is gone.  The people we know between 80 and 100 years old are our last connection to the stories of courage, survival techniques, and faith that sustained them as well as the factors that contributed to making us who we are today.

The family has been under attack for decades.  The culture has changed so much just in our lifetime.  Previous generations seemed to do a better job of “holding the fort” together when they faced adversity.  How did they do it?

Today I interview my mother.  She provides some time-tested answers as she shares her secrets of creating a happy home. Continue reading

Transgendering Children?

This is a picture of us with six of our seven children. 
L to R:  Ben, Matt, Cathryn, Philip, me, Bernie, Amanda and Susanna.

 

Legislators use magic words when they want a bill to pass: “It’s for the children!”.  Yet, what children need most is parents who will guide them in understanding and accepting their identity just as they are made.  If children are confused, the adults need to bring them back to reality, not enter into their delusion.

When the parents enable their children to take drugs that will permanently alter their brain development, leave them sterile and shut out the possibility of any return to normalcy, our society should draw the line.

The medical profession is duty-bound to “do no harm”, yet when the professionals use their knowledge to do harm (i.e. terminate lives of those unborn, disabled, elderly or condemn children to a lifetime of impersonation), the doctors have shamed their profession.
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New Year, New Economy

This is a picture from Christmas this year. Back Row: Nephews, David and Daniel, me, husband, Bernie, my parents, Marylin and Gordon Gosh.  Front row:  four of our children, Susanna, Philip, Cathryn, Matthew and the camera shy dog, Archer

Happy New Year to All!

One of our traditions is to have a sing-a-long on Christmas.  It’s hard to separate the music from the day.  Yet, for some people certain songs make us sad because of the memories attached.   Do you have one song where you feel irritated every time you hear it?  I certainly do.

One of my friends helped me get over it by writing this:

“I just love the look on people’s faces when I am in a store and make up religious lyrics to whatever secular “Christmas” song is playing on the speakers overhead.

For example:

Last Christmas,
I gave You my heart.
That very day,
You Took my sins away.

All year,
You Saved me from fear
And Gave me
A faith so special.

Nobody knows what to make of me… LOL” Continue reading

The Power of Being United

This is the picture that goes with our story. 
I hope it touches your heart as much as it touched mine.

 

Recently, one of my friends shared something that helped me understand the importance of our message and our methods.

Here is her story:

“When I got here, there was a woman who was holding a sign that said “Ask me how I can be a Catholic and queer.”  To my shame I walked past her.

I️ just passed her again and there was a young man engaging her in conversation. I waited until they were done with their conversation (which ended in a hug that she initiated) to ask the young man if he was Ryan Bomberger. He’s known as a terrific proclaimer of Truth about sanctity of human life. He can also proclaim God’s Truth and the gift of salvation-forgiveness-abundant life through Jesus. But then truth is truth. Thank you Ryan.” Continue reading

He Holds My Hand

Last weekend I went to Kansas City to the American Renewal Project and ran into Rich Bott from Bott Radio Network.  Bott Radio is the largest Christian radio network in the Midwest.  We left encouraged and motivated to make a difference!

 

The holidays can be difficult for those who have experienced a tragedy this year.  My heart goes out to those who are facing an empty seat at the table.  Whether its a death, incarceration or broken home, there’s nothing like everyone else being happy to remind us of how empty we feel.

When I was in the Missouri State Legislature, I noticed many bills were written as public policy responses to personal tragedies.  Something bad would happen and people would say, “There ought to be a law against that.”  Next thing you know, they file bills to satisfy one unique situation and it further erodes freedom.  We often don’t find out about the unintended consequences until it’s too late.  Once a law is passed, it is very difficult to repeal. Continue reading

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