Shopping for Good News

Not even Thanksgiving yet, and I’ve sworn off the Arrowhead area until 2010. Which is a bummer, considering that I live there. Don’t know how I’m going to navigate the season, but I will at all cost avoid the mall and immediate vicinity. Traffic is crazy, the stores all look like Rudolph threw up in there, and people are not real plesant when you get between them and the last snowman dish towels.   Other neighborhoods all over the country have the same over-abundance of shopping centers, malls … [Read more...]

In the Twilight

If you need any more evidence that people crave something holy, eternal and life-giving, then go to your nearest movie theater and count the hoards of people in a mad rush to see the new "Twilight" movie. The intensity with which these books and movies gather followers can mean only one thing; eternity remains a deep and inescapable desire of the human soul and psyche, and if you don't find it in religion, your heart will surely seek it elsewhere. Eternity, after all, is the defining attribute … [Read more...]

New Fixtures

With the proceeds from a wedding, a funeral, and a couple of published articles, we purchased new light fixtures for our living room and kitchen.  This was not an impulse buy. Since I'm preaching abundance, simplicity, generosity, etc, in this holiday season, I'd like to qualify that I've wanted to replace these features since we moved into our home, nearly 3 years ago. So, we did not just go on a Home Depot spree on a whim. I took advantage of this extra income, (and the fact that Jeremy was … [Read more...]

Mutual Friends

Do you ever feel like some of the people you love know a different Jesus than you do?  The word "pluralistic" has taken on a whole new meaning when it comes to western religion, and it seems that, within Christianity, we are attached to a number of different Jesuses. (is that the proper plural for "Jesus?" Please advise...)I'm not going to elaborate a great deal because I know you know what I mean. You know people who share your faith--technically speaking--but when it comes to social, … [Read more...]


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