A weary world rejoices

by Patrice Lewis -- The recent heartbreak in Newtown, Conn., has inserted a sorrowful tragedy into a season traditionally associated with joy. Our nation mourns the loss of life even as it more…

Snooty, snarky laborphobes

by Patrice Lewis -- 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12: Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, more…

Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?

by Patrice Lewis -- Last week on the website Emergency Management, there appeared a blog post written by an emergency manager named Valerie Lucus-McEwen in which she made a grave error in more…

Don't make your kids share

by Patrice Lewis -- One day a wise friend was arbitrating a dispute between two of her young children. It seems one child had claimed the property of another child for his more…

My Thanksgiving blessings

by Patrice Lewis -- At this thoughtful and sometimes frenzied time of year, I would like to take a moment to publicly express thanks for my many blessings. I'm thankful God sent more…

The tragedy of suicide

by Patrice Lewis -- We lost someone we loved this week. The friendship between Thomas and my husband, Don, stretched back to their high school days, when they were as close as more…

Standing on the shoulders of giants

by Patrice Lewis -- I won't pretend I wasn't disappointed in the results of Tuesday's presidential election. It's not that I had confidence Romney would restore our nation to its original greatness, more…

Enslaving a nation

by Patrice Lewis -- There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. – attributed to John Adams, 1826 There is more…

The illusion of choice

by Patrice Lewis -- I hate politics. I really do. I hate politics because I see what our elected officials are doing to America. No matter what wonderful things are promised prior more…

Why I can complain about taxes

by Patrice Lewis -- This week a liberal reader sent me a list (which has apparently been circulating on the Internet) on the subject of taxes. "Hello!" began the generic message. "Please more…