I Stole from Target Yesterday…Woops!

Yesterday afternoon I put my hand into my jeans pocket and in my best Bilbo Baggins impression asked, what do I have in my pocket? The answer: Burt's Bees Lip Balm. The problem: I had not paid for this when I left Target earlier! The story: Yesterday morning Junia and I were walking the aisles … Continue reading I Stole from Target Yesterday…Woops!

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Another Book that Broke My Heart: Girls Like Us by Rachel Loyd

Rachel Loyd's fantastic book, Girls Like Us, interweaves her story as a survivor of sexual abuse with stories of girls she works with in New York City through her organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services).  What is happening to girls in our world right now is heart-breaking and I am thankful for those like … Continue reading Another Book that Broke My Heart: Girls Like Us by Rachel Loyd

The Singularity, Misquotations, Guns and Church (Recent Reads)

What happens when your iPhone is literally in your head?  The singularity is near. Beware the three dots that often appear in quotes (...).  These three dots show that something in the original text was skipped over.  Usually this is simply a way to make a quote cleaner and briefer.  But it is also allows … Continue reading The Singularity, Misquotations, Guns and Church (Recent Reads)

Before you complain about the Hobbit movie, listen to this podcast!

Okay, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theaters one month ago so it is a bit late to ask people to withhold complaining about it.  I thought it was a fantastic film but I did come across a good number of people who did not like it.  Some were thoughtful in their criticisms, others were … Continue reading Before you complain about the Hobbit movie, listen to this podcast!

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Muhammad Cross the Road (A Review)

Growing up in a Christian home I eventually, like most kids, began to question the faith I had been taught.  Some stories of questioning begin with taking a biology class and learning about evolution.  This was never a problem for me.  I always figured that the truth of falsity of evolution had little to do … Continue reading Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Muhammad Cross the Road (A Review)