Self Esteem Test: How Would You Describe Yourself in Just One Word?

Annoying.My six-year-old son recently began describing himself with that one word -- annoying. He took some pride in it, in fact. Maybe it was because he'd been watching Dennis the Menace a few times too many. He does resemble Dennis a bit, come to think of it. More likely it had more to do with his siblings labeling him as just that on far too many occasions. You'll be happy to know he has now switched to another, more fitting word -- handsome.Take a simple self esteem test. How would you de … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 28: 2.5 Men Star Speaks Truth, Naked Natives Make History, Savior Obama

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. Two-and-a-Half Men Star Tries to Speak the Truth in LoveThe Basics -- Angus T. Jones, te- year child star of the CBS hit show Two-and-a-Half-Men and professing Christ-follower, called the show "filth"and urged viewers not to watch. He then released a statement clarifiying his gratitude for the opportunity he has been afforded to s … [Read more...]

Christmas Shopping: How Much Is Too Much ?

The recent rush of Christmas shopping has left me wondering how much is too much? It also reminded me of a story from Tolstoy that I read as a young boy. Yes, I was the nerdy kid reading War and Peace at the video arcade. But that's not the point.Tolstoy told the tragic tale of Pahom in the short story "How Much Land Does a Man Need." Pahom discovered a place where he could have all the land he wanted -- if only he could walk around it all in one day. "As much as you can go round on your f … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 27: Mexican Mayor Murder, Record Shopping Again, UN Internet Worries

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. Anti-cartel Mexican Mayor Murdered by CartelsThe Basics -- The beaten body of 36-year-old Maria Santos Gorrostieta was found three days after being reported missing. The mayor of Tiquecheo from 2008 to 2011, she was famous for standing up to the drug cartels and having survived two previous assasination attempts and losing her hus … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 26: Egyptian Revolts, Record Box Office and Food Stamps, Cheating Teachers

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. Arab Winter? Egyptian President Seizes Power, Triggers ProtestThe Basics -- Newly elected Egyptian President Mosri, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced that all his decisions wil now be immune from any legal challenge, giving him more power than his dictator predecessor Mubarek ever had. Dig Deeper:Via the UK T … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being Afraid

For my Patheos friends, this post kicks off a series over the next few weeks as we unpack the following steps from Psalm 46 in more detail to discover God's wisdom on how to stop being afraid.  Enjoy! Smack dab in the middle between real life and real faith is -- real fear.  Fear of failure. Fear that we'll look foolish. Fear that everyone will laugh when we do. Fear that __________ -- fill in the blank with your own fear. There's no shortage of them.I believe that for those who have trusted in … [Read more...]

Is Washington’s Original Thanksgiving Day Proclamation a Warning for All?

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations toacknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favorand whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of … [Read more...]

Review: See “Rise of the Guardians” for Enchanted Family Fun

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If you're looking for a fun family film this Thanksgiving holiday, you found it. No, it's not Red Dawn, dads. Sorry.Rise of the Guardians, new from DreamWorks and in theaters November 21, 2012, is the ticket for 90 minutes of enchanted animated family fun.Like Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians has unexpected invasions, courageous resistance against impossible odds, and an inspiring call to dig deep to discover who you really are -- come to think of it, it's likely not much different at … [Read more...]


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