Category Archives: marriage

God Sent a Rainbow

Is society’s move towards acceptance and support of homosexual relationships a good thing? People of faith and religious institutions disagree. Some look at the Bible and claim homosexuality is bad, pointing to Sodom and Gomorrah. Others have a different interpretation … Continue reading

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Our Adventure

Together we weather the worries of living the irritations of age furling our sails in each other’s arms. Yet favorable winds send us smiling and laughing, discovering, exploring, enjoying the treasure of sailing life’s passage together. Dedicated to my husband … Continue reading

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Platform Plank: Family

My ideal political party would uphold the family as a fundamental unit of society, a basis of strength for society and the nation. Healthy families provide a safety net for individuals, a nursery for future citizens, and an engine for … Continue reading

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Equality for Women

Listening to the morning news, I heard that the women of Chechnya are being oppressed by the form of Islam advocated by its current leader. Women and girls must wear head coverings in government offices and schools. “They think that … Continue reading

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Injustice!

“I was wronged!” Injustice on a personal level, between two people, is particularly painful. Your psyche screams “Foul! That shouldn’t have happened!” But it did happen. Your natural response is to tell somebody. You talk to a friend, or several … Continue reading

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Fidelity

To my dear husband, the first poem I’ve written in … a very long time. Fidelity I am the balloon. You are the child. You tie me down and keep me safe. I give you joy and responsibility. In your … Continue reading

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Off the Ballot

The diocesan convention voted on many resolutions today. Most passed or failed by overwhelming majorities. But on a few ballots, the minorities were large, and when in the majority, I took no pleasure in the victory. I was haunted by … Continue reading

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