An Update: When Less Is More

Instead of writing a blog post for you, I’m hunched over the kitchen counter drawing icing eyes on a fruit shishkabob caterpillar. Welcome to the this-writer-has-toddlers stage. Today, I bring you a blog update from the top of the block tower however. Picture me at a lego podium surrounded by news crew mics, while toting […] Read more…

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I Challenge You To Read All the #Ferguson Evidence From Both Sides

I decided to challenge myself. To read ALL of the evidence, testimony, and legal arguments presented by both sides in the Ferguson case.

So today I’m reading.

The first volume was 82 pages long. The second one was 194. There are 22 more volumesafter that. And it doesn’t stop there. There are also 22 supplementary reports. And THEN, there are 32 documents that captured witness testimony.

Yep. It’s a MAMMOTH undertaking, but I believe it is justified. Ferguson is a mammoth event in my lifetime.  Read more…

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Donkey In the Living Room Giveaway Winners

The Donkey In the Living Room Giveaway Winners: Special thanks to everyone who entered our Donkey In the Living Room giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog. We’re thrilled to give away 3 complete Donkey in the Living Room sets (book+toy), as well as 10 hardcover books to the winners below whose names were chosen through an online randomizer. Read more…

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Family Christmas Giveaway: The Donkey In the Living Room

This children’s Christmas book, which I first self-published in 2012, helps families begin a tradition that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by engaging the stories of each manger scene figure on the days leading up to Christ’s birth. To celebrate the remake and launch of this book, my publisher has graciously agreed to give away 3 Nativity Toy Sets and 10 books to blog readers and online supporters like you. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which little loved ones–in your family, in your circle of friends, in your church etc.–who you are entering in the giveaway.  Read more…

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An Important Observation From Sodom and Gomorrah: Welcome People, Care For Them

We don’t know, in this instance, how many survivors were left behind in the cities or in the surrounding areas. And we also don’t know whether those survivors were unified enough or resourced enough to go and retrieve Lot and the others. It’s perhaps likely the remaining people in this region weren’t connected enough to their individual neighbors to even know who Lot was, let alone to notice if he was missing. After all, Ezekiel 16 paints Sodom as lacking much sense of community.

“This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” – Ezekiel 16:49-50 Read more…

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How Has Technology (or Other Things) Changed Society: Your Invitation to Vent, Soapbox, and Brag

What social norms or behaviors from the past do you miss? You can comment on this post with a specific social behavior or trait you miss…or you can just give me some general observations. It doesn’t matter if you can clearly put your finger on what EXACTLY is missing. Grab your soapbox and say anything you want. It’ll all help with this exploration, I promise.

Also, feel free to insert your two cents on this as well: Which new widely accepted social behaviors do you suspect aren’t good for society? Read more…

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