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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
“I’d like another baby, but it worries me to bring a child into a world like this,” I once heard a woman say. That was twenty years ago. I wonder if she ever had that baby. The world hasn’t gotten any better since then. But when was it ever a perfect time to bring a […]