I am a criminal

by Patrice Lewis -- Yeah, I thought that title would get your attention. That's right, I'm a criminal. So what's my crime? I'm not sure yet. But guaranteed, there's something on the more…

People don't get rich by being dumb

by Patrice Lewis -- A long time ago, I visited some friends who lived in a tiny town of about 500. Everyone knew everyone else. Like most of the folks in and more…

Cruising toward destruction

by Patrice Lewis -- My husband and I have always wanted to take a cruise to Alaska. Sounds fun, doesn't it? The luxury, the scenery, the freedom from responsibility. Despite the fact more…

Preparedness 101

by Patrice Lewis -- Did you know that this is National Preparedness Month? Yes, that's right. This is the month we recognize the efforts of those of us concerned enough about the more…

A house divided

by Patrice Lewis -- A few weeks ago when my WND column on abortion came out, I was chastised by a liberal reader for wanting to limit abortions, especially for poor women. more…

Pointing out the obvious

by Patrice Lewis -- We have two daughters, ages 12 and 14. We've homeschooled them from birth because we believe it is our God-given responsibility to transfer our core values and educational more…

The fall of our nation

by Patrice Lewis -- Every time I read the news, the headlines get worse. Housing starts down, the stock market down, inflation this, unemployment that … It got my husband to wondering, more…

My big-government bellyache

by Patrice Lewis -- Several years ago, I wanted to can some peaches, so I visited a well-known regional store that specialized in scrumptious fruit. My hope was to find some peaches more…

Licking the 'hands which feed you'

by Patrice Lewis -- I have a wise friend who recently posted something on her blog that stopped me in my tracks. She wrote a piece called "Loyalist or Patriot?" and it's more…

Why housewives will save the world

by Patrice Lewis -- Once in a while a reader is astonished to learn that I am, quite literally, nothing more than what I've always claimed to be: an opinionated north Idaho more…