Jesus or Robin Hood?

by Patrice Lewis -- It all started with a quote I recently read, attributed to comedian Stephen Colbert: If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, more…

PATRICE LEWIS: Advice from the elders

by Patrice Lewis -- I woke up early one morning shortly after Christmas and lay in bed, worrying. You know what that's like. Things always seem darker and more dire during the more…

The gift that keeps on giving

by Patrice Lewis -- There is a passage from a book called Not Buying It by Judith Levine. Disgusted with what she sees as a consumer culture in New York City, this more…

Memorizing the Declaration of Independence

by Patrice Lewis -- It started as a challenge and ended as a triumph. This week marked the culmination of a project our homeschooled girls have been working on for three months: more…

Peace on Earth, now buy a gun

by Patrice Lewis -- As you've doubtless gathered, I normally don't care for Black Friday shopping binges. I dislike the animalistic behavior people exhibit as they trample other shoppers on their way more…

Empowering women back to the kitchen

by Patrice Lewis -- When I was 10 years old, I read a book that quite literally changed my life. It would be nice to say this book was the Bible or more…

The greedy wolf at America's door

by Patrice Lewis -- Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I certainly hope everyone had a lovely and reverent day remembering and thanking the One from whom our blessings flow. But sadly more…

Turning our back on 'traditional' education

by Patrice Lewis -- Recently I spoke with a rare homeschooling critic. I say "rare" because up to this point, we've been blessed with almost universal support for our decision to homeschool more…

Are people really that dim?

by Patrice Lewis -- Last March, when my husband and I had a little bit of spare cash, we bought a tangible investment: a purebred Jersey heifer. This past August, we built more…

We're from the government …

by Patrice Lewis -- We have a friend named John who tends bar in a small club. His workplace is in a rural town of 2,500. Over the last few years, John more…