The nice, soaking rains that came to our middle Tennessee gardens this month were more than welcome after the heat and drought of this brutally long summer. Along with the rains came the return of all kinds of fungus, including those pretty yard mushrooms arranged in a darling little fairy ring on the lawn.

One of my friends wondered if they were good to eat. They certainly looked it! They even smelled nice. I warned her in no uncertain terms about eating mushrooms without proper identification. Another friend chimed in that some of them are delicious…for one time only! Continue reading “Pro-choice”

The other parent

“You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made …” (Psalm 139:13, 14).

Roe versus Wade, 1973: It’s been over forty years since this law was passed. You have read and heard a plethora of observations on the issue of abortion. One of the most common is this: “It’s a woman’s body.” Continue reading “The other parent”

Richard Dawkins and Down’s Syndrome

Being a Christian brings responsibilities; being an atheist brings consequences, it appears.

When a woman expressed the dilemma she felt when discovering her unborn child had Down’s Syndrome, atheist Richard Dawkins who wrote among other books “The God Delusion” tweeted “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have a choice.” Continue reading “Richard Dawkins and Down’s Syndrome”