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Author: Tina Drake

Silence Is Not Always Golden

Children were once raised to “be seen and not heard”. Before the days of social media, where the entire world now has the euphoric sensation of being able to say whatever they want, whenever they...

The Light Still Shines in Brooklyn

New York City is known for shining so brightly with the lights of Broadway, the ever changing nightly colors of the Empire State Building and of course Lady Liberty’s torch, showing the world the...

Do You Still Believe?

Christmas is such an incredible time of year.  It seems no matter how old we grow nothing seems to touch our life as much as the time surrounding Christmas Day.  The decorations, the thrill of...

Dancing With the Stars: Give Sadie Robertson a Break!

Although I have not been a faithful viewer of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) this season, after this week’s social media hullabaloo over Sadie Robertson’s Halloween dance with Mark Ballas, I may...

Insight from a Junior Varsity Parent

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”  President Obama If anyone equates...

NEW Religion Section’s Tina Drake: Back to the Future, Spiritually

For generations, Sunday mornings were filled with bustling households, searching their closets for their “Sunday best”, while preparing their families for the weekly pilgrimage to...

Visiting Ground Zero

There have been numerous historic events throughout America’s history.  Some events bring joy to our memories, others pain and still more, absolute confusion and disbelief.  During my life...

Seven Things Every Parent Should Instill in Their Children about Politics

“When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can...

Do You Love the Bible Only When It Fits Your Needs?

It is always fascinating how many biblical scholars there are walking the streets today.  These scholars aren’t just the students attending theological seminaries.  They are Hollywood...

Why the Battle in the Middle East Is, Literally, Biblical

Many historic sites in the Middle East are considered to be actual locations of biblical occurrences.   In many cases, there is nothing to verify the actual location of an event. Therefore,...

Birth Control Perspective: Yours or Mine. Who’s Right?

Conservatives and liberals will never see eye to eye on abortion and the discussion that surrounds it.In the week our country celebrates its 238th birthday, our citizens are so deeply divided on...
Posted On July 5, 2014

Prescription for Healing Our Nation: Prayer

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their...

Latest Obamacare “Glitch”: Dishonoring America’s Elderly

“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse…” Genesis 12:3 This was a promise from God to Abraham in the Old Testament but it seems this is not the case with...

The Psychological Abuse of the Government

There are statements made at various times in life that stay with us sometimes forever. Remember the first time a friend said, “You’re not my friend anymore”?  Maybe it was the first time you...

Lessons in American Exceptionalism From a (Cartoon) Mouse and His Creator

“I only hope we never lose sight of one thing, that this was all started by a mouse.” Walt Disney “A dream is a wish your heart makes” rings loudly throughout the world...

The Quandary of Christianity, Conservatism and Rights

Today’s Christians face a quandary, skillfully designed and implemented, by liberals and anti-Christian supporters. The same individuals who veraciously use the Bible to defend their point of...

New Legos Movie Theme: Big Government is Bad

Legos have always been a big deal in our house.  So it was no surprise, when The Lego Movie recently opened in theaters, our family would be there. I’m not a movie critic, nor do I claim to...

Panicked or Prophetic: What Will Happen to Christian Businesses in AZ?

What is the sound many conservative Christians doing business in Arizona are hearing now?  The sound is of the winds of change. Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the controversial SB 1062, which was...