Posts Tagged ‘children’

The Worst Thing A Modern Girl Can Want

I talked to a young lady a couple years out of high school today and asked her what her plans were for life.  Her answer was in one way so odd for a girl her age and yet she said it so matter-of-factly.  To be most honest, it was an answer I would be tickled […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 1st, 2014 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  3 Comments

Woman Has Baby

In America, the news coverage about the impending birth of a royal baby was almost none stop.  When would the babe be born?  Would it be a boy or girl?  What would the name be?  I can only imagine that in England it must have been even more crazy. In fact to mock the media […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 25th, 2013 under Marriage and Family, News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

I am a Crood

Last Friday was “Boy’s Day Off.”  For those not familiar with that term (meaning those not living my house) “Boy’s Day Off” is when my day off becomes a day of bonding with my boys, Gideon and Josiah.  Typically that means going to our nearest town of size, Salina.  And sometimes it means doing something […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 22nd, 2013 under Movie Reviews Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  8 Comments

What is this chart about?

What is this a chart of? Do you have a guess?  National Debt?  Number of widgets produced in the USA?  Dollars in your bank account? No, it is the rate of children being born in the USA.  Why is it that we have seen this trend over the past four years? Here is the reason […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 5th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Increasing Happiness in their Blessings

The Historic Litany (a form of which appears in Lutheran Service Book on page 288) bids us to pray for many things which is one of its many strengths.  We pray this litany as the end of a pastor’s study group I host.  Every time I am struck by one particular thing we are bid […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on September 28th, 2011 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

The other shoe may soon drop

If you think the Pill changed our world, wait until this one gets fully approved.  One treatment, ten years of infertility.  How many 20 year old men will get this and then be sterile until 30 without a thought.  I think women at least think through what all going on the pill means for the […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 8th, 2011 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

HalleHoo

I had a goal of writing a song for each of my children on the guitar.  With child four at age three, I am finally am finishing child two’s song  (number one is still in the works).  It is called HalleHoo because that is how my oldest girl Olivia used to say Hallelujah. Lyrics: HalleHoo […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on February 18th, 2011 under Creative Writing Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Talking to Children about Death

How do you do it? How do most do it: Grandpa is in heaven.  He is happy now. This says too little and is not how the bible speaks about death. How should we do it: 1.  Speak of the practical reality of death.  The one who died will no longer be at the house.  […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on February 16th, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  12 Comments

Free Child Prevention: Sign of healthy society?

If many get their way, birth control in the US will not only be legal and encouraged as it is now, but it will also be free under the new health care law. You must realize that the people behind this idea view people are problematic on the whole. If only there were less people, […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 3rd, 2010 under Marriage and Family, Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

30 Days of Augsburg – Day 10 – Article Nine

Day 10. Welcome. The text is from Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: German-Latin-English (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921). These texts, and my audio files, are in the public domain and may be freely copied. All of these files, as they are published, will also be available to listen to […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 4th, 2010 under Augsburg Confession Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments