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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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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More Presence

“Dear Lord, please give us lots more presents under the tree.” — Ezekiel Our Christmas tree is still up. And at some point E realized the tree still had room for presents. So why not ask for more?! He skipped right past me and Meg, even past Santa… straight to God. It has been a […]

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Meg and I were discussing our leaders and the Ivy League. Graduation does not guarantee brilliance. But as we discussed, I wondered the exact list of Ivy schools. Was Stanford? A google searched revealed the Ivy League was not an academic qualification, but an athletic league. Of course it goes back to sports — quintessential […]

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