Potter and the Enneagram

Meg and I graduated from SBU, a conservative Christian college. She was an English Education major (and Theater/Communications Major — amazing lady!) and one of her professors was lamenting the effects of modern children’s literature. She specifically mentioned a few books kids should avoid, including Harry Potter. The Sorcerer’s Stone had just been printed in […]

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“yo GA man”

Stiff and sore, I slowly got dressed as Meg laughed, “yo… GA… man!” Last week Tim invited me and Meg to join him and Tamara in a 30 day yoga challenge called “Breathe“. I had never done any yoga. Honestly all I knew is that it involves stretches with weird names and, that naysayers claim, […]

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Extremes

My newsfeed included an article on the results of a “World View” poll (YouGov poll, Table 2 “World View”). The question was a study in extremes: Which comes closest to your view?: Our lives are threatened by terrorists, criminals, and illegal immigrants and our priority should be to protect ourselves. It’s a big, beautiful world, […]

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Water Heaters

The struggle of poverty is evident in major events: repo men and eviction notices. But it is also small things that weigh people down… Our house came with a 40 gallon water heater. This worked fine 10 years ago for our family of four. But now our family of six, with girls learning to shave […]

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Following

She said Zacharias “made her pray with him to thank God for the ‘opportunity’ they both received.” — Christianity Today I heard Ravi Zacharias speak in person just once. He was a part of a large conference and was an amazing story teller. One of the best I have ever heard. He had my attention […]

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