Why Both Sides of the Political Aisle Stink at Balancing the Budget

I am convinced that both the left and right in our political system stink at balancing the budget.  Here is a video that gives the best answer to the problem, using Oreo cookies.   What are your thoughts on this video?  What about the larger theory the video represents? [Read more...]

Simplicity in the Burbs ($2 a day): Dust and Ashes [Day 1]

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Those are the words that were spoken over me by the priest, at the beautiful Anglican church my small group visited, as he administered the ash on my forehead last night. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” photo © [Read More...]

Why Jesus might be a Republi-demo-liber-green-peace and freed-O-crat

Recently there was a provocative article written by Phil Zuckerman and Dan Cady called: Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus. It would be easy for many to be up in arms about such an article, but maybe it takes a critique from the ‘outside’ to make us look honestly at our ‘inside.’ They state: “White Evangelical Christians [Read More...]

Simplicity in the Burbs: $2 a day for Lent (Introduction and an Opportunity for You)

I am picky. I hate most foods that could be considered healthy. In college, I ate Panda Express (Chinese fast food) for dinner almost every night and supplemented other meals with burgers and pizza. As a child, I would sit at my Grandpa’s dinner table for hours because I refused to eat my veggies. My [Read More...]


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