View from the choir
I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.
- Name: A Secular Franciscan
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Daughter Graduates College!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
More from Baba Dada
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Rock of Faith
We are in the process of picking a logo.
I also auditioned a song - Proclaim to the Nations - which other folks liked. We will be figuring out arrangements for the other instruments, and maybe it will debut this summer?
I'm already work on another song.
Ah, a creative outlet.
Yes, the group and our songs might offend some church music purists, but if what we do moves people and helps them to worship, so be it.
Summer is a comin' in
Daughter 3 will be back, but not sure how much she will be here. Daughter 2 is graduating and moving moving back, but looking for an apartment, so not clear how much we will see of her. Daughter 1 is moving back to Rochester, but she is already married and on her own. It will be nice to see her more regularly, though.
Anyway, looks like a quiet time at the Strong homestead.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Planned Parenthood: Exploiting Mother's Day
It did not surprise me.
Allegedly, Planned Parenthood, the billion-dollar abortion provider, is trying to use Mother's Day to raise money.
Even though a big part of its business is helping to prevent women from becoming mothers.
According to LifeNews, Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sent out a fund-raising request. In it she shared part of an editorial her daughter wrote saying she got her pro-choice views from her mother and grandmother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
"It's true that I have had lots of rewarding moments in my career. So did my mother," Cecile wrote in the email LifeNews.com cites. "But knowing that my daughter is carrying on the legacy of fighting that my mother passed to me trumps 'em all."
Richards then reportedly went on to write: "This Mother's Day, I'm honoring that legacy with a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Mother's Day gift. Join me."
Richards allegedly said passing on her pro-choice beliefs to her daughter Hannah and her younger children Lily and Daniel is "the best gift any mother can give her children."
"My mom did that for me and my siblings. And I've worked to do that for [my children]," she wrote.
In the email, Richards also allegedly admitted that promoting abortion was more important to her mother than even promoting equal rights for African-Americans.
"In all of my mother's activism — from the civil rights movement to the ERA — nothing meant more to her," she said.
Abortion over civil rights and women's rights? Wow.
I guess that's how you become a billion-dollar business.
Labels: Planned Parenthood
Thursday, May 08, 2008
A Margaret Sanger Clerihew
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Robert Frost clerihew
really was lost.
But always looking for ways to make a dime,
he stopped to scribble a rhyme.