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Author Archive: Patti Maguire Armstrong

Patti Maguire Armstrong and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. Her newest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, a collection of stories to inspire family love, and Dear God, I Don't Get It and the sequel, Dear God, You Can't Be Serious; children's fiction that feeds the soul through a fun and exciting story.
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I Didn’t See It Coming

October 8, AD2014 43 Comments
I Didn’t See It Coming

Am I the only one that did not see this coming? This week, on Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand appellate rulings in favor of same-sex “marriage.” I did not realize the keg of dynamite had been lit and was just waiting for the Supreme Court to allow the explosion of same-sex marriages […]

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Killer Grandparents

September 12, AD2014 8 Comments
Killer Grandparents

Across the country, pro-lifers battle for parental consent laws so that a girl as young as twelve can’t just walk into an abortion clinics and abort her baby. We know all too well that Planned Parenthood chronically aborts babies of young teens even to the point of helping to cover up sex trafficking of minors. […]

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Planned Parenthood’s 2014 Fails

August 13, AD2014 4 Comments
Planned Parenthood’s 2014 Fails

The year is only a little more than half over, but already it is turning out to be a very bad year for Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. Here are some of the highlights–or in this case, lowlights. “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” an old adage goes. So Planned Parenthood’s plan […]

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Remote Control Contraception: Fertility be Damned!

July 16, AD2014 16 Comments
Remote Control Contraception: Fertility be Damned!

Imagine sending a text to your body for obligation-free sex. You’ll have to wait until 2018 before this invention goes on sale, but when it does, remote controls will do more than just turn on TV’s and cars. They will turn on and off fertility. Who could have imagined such a thing? Bill Gates—advocate of […]

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Want to Start an Argument? Just Say “Yoga”

June 19, AD2014 197 Comments
Want to Start an Argument?  Just Say “Yoga”

Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater can get you into trouble. So can saying “yoga” in a group of Catholics. I just do it for the stretches, I don’t do anything religious. It’s evil…the work of the devil. Oh please! The next thing you’ll be telling me is the number 13 brings bad luck. Practicing […]

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I’m a Criminal, a Bigot, and my Rosary is on Your Ovaries

May 19, AD2014 27 Comments
I’m a Criminal, a Bigot, and my Rosary is on Your Ovaries

Recently, after successfully getting through airport security, I began to reassemble my luggage and myself. I overheard the man behind me apologize. “Oh, I’m sorry, I thought containers could be 4 ounces.” “No, sir, it’s 3.5 ounces.” I watched a TSA agent confiscate the offending items in the quest for safer skies. I did not […]

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Wendy Davis, Let\’s Talk

March 26, AD2014 75 Comments
Wendy Davis, Let\’s Talk

Hey Wendy, that was some filibuster you did as a state senator, last summer. Wow! 11 hours of non-stop talking in an attempt to defeat a bill that would stop abortion on unborn babies capable of feeling pain. Yet, in spite of all that talking, the bill did pass. Don’t blame yourself though. There were […]

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A 12 Step Plan for Narcissists

February 26, AD2014 9 Comments
A 12 Step Plan for Narcissists

It might be premature to announce that we\’ve hit rock bottom, but how much lower can we go? We have become a nation of addicts – addicted to ourselves. We need a recovery program for the self-absorbed. We don’t get to make the rules. Not on sex, or marriage, or life and death. Only God […]

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Children Make Us Better, Even After Abortion

January 29, AD2014 3 Comments
Children Make Us Better, Even After Abortion

Every Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, across the country, the question is heard from little voices: “When is it Children’s Day?” Mothers and Fathers laugh and reply: “Every day is Children’s Day!”  And so it is, for children are our future; all of it.  They are the next generation that lead us into eternity. Through […]

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The Devil Has a Microphone

January 2, AD2014 7 Comments
The Devil Has a Microphone

“It’s my life!” a teenager rants. “Then, turning to the talk show host he explains, “That is why I should have the right to kill my parents. They are interfering with my right to live as I choose.” The first part of the statement is as par for the adolescent course as oily skin and […]

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Sex is Not the Only Thing

December 4, AD2013 6 Comments
Sex is Not the Only Thing

  SEX! Now that I have your attention, this approach was an advertising gimmick in the 80’s. The word SEX, blazoned large and bright, drew eyes to the promotion of a product that actually had nothing to do with sex. Sex gets attention, but just as there was more to the ads, there is also […]

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Imagining the Death Bed

November 6, AD2013 9 Comments
Imagining the Death Bed

“I’m sorry, but it’s terminal,” your doctor says. “You have very little time left—a couple months at best.” What would you do? Take all of your money and go on a dream vacation? Buy the boat you always wanted? Party like there’s no tomorrow? Of course not. You would likely plead for a miracle and […]

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Double Vision; What is Your Focus?

October 9, AD2013 52 Comments
Double Vision; What is Your Focus?

Two people can look at the same thing and see two very different things. For instance, what do you think of when you see the following? Two men getting married Miley Cyrus twerking at the MTV Music Awards Hugh Heffner and his Playboy Mansion Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Richard Dawkins, leading atheist I […]

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Secrets of Confession

September 11, AD2013 6 Comments
Secrets of Confession

Having a parent in a nursing home means meeting new people. And so it was during a recent visit with my elderly parents in Michigan. My dad, at 88, does well living on his own. My mom, 82, has been in a nursing home for two years. She has a new roommate since my last […]

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Forget Sanity; Pray for Holiness

August 14, AD2013 3 Comments
Forget Sanity; Pray for Holiness

Christians everywhere are grieving the loss of sanity through loss of Christian values. Some predict that when things get bad enough, people will come to their senses and return to God. I am not holding my breath. I used to think that when the results of Godlessness became obvious, the masses would become more Godly. […]

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Dangers to the Faith

July 17, AD2013 20 Comments
Dangers to the Faith

It is holy to love our enemy, but we must recognize him. The guy who takes our parking spot, the cranky neighbor, the difficult in-law…they are not the ultimate enemy. Yes, they are personal challenges, but they are also opportunities for grace—“The measure with which you measure, will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38). […]

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The Cross for Joyful Living

June 19, AD2013 4 Comments
The Cross for Joyful Living

If you want to win friends and influence people, don’t mention the cross. It is an unlikely enticement to attract us to someone, and yet, it is precisely what Jesus Christ offered us. “If anyone wishes to come after me must deny himself” (Luke 9:23). Although the prospect of self-denial and suffering is repellent, the […]

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