Archives for Sep 21, 2012 @ 14:45

Small House Movement

That’s a refreshing idea… (CNN) — Hari and Karl Berzins decided to build a tiny home for their family in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to free themselves of the financial burden of owning a large home. They knew that moving two children, a dog and a cat into a 168-square foot space would be a challenge, [Read More…]

Plane Conversation

A man in my row on a flight from Dallas to Chicago got to laughing about his severely out-of-date (not too smart) phone, which led him to talk about a conversation his wife and daughter had. Mother: Please ask your boyfriend — never got the name — to tell us what time he is coming [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: The Unbusy Pastor

John W. Frye This Moby Dick episode pops up in a few of Eugene H. Peterson’s books. Here it’s from The Contemplative Pastor: “In Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, there is a turbulent scene in which a whaleboat scuds across a frothing ocean in pursuit of the great, white whale, Moby Dick. The sailors are laboring [Read More…]

Ozark Christian College

I was privileged to give the Faith Forum lectures at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, the location many of us came to know because of its horrific experience of the tornado last year. I saw enough — and the community has amazingly accomplished so much rebuilding and restoration already — to get a feeling [Read More…]