One of my favorite lines from THE INCREDIBLES movie is "if everyone is special, then nobody is special." It comes from a villain who is plotting a way to make everyone into superheroes, thus negating the current superheroes' power and prestige. I tried hard to prove this "everyone gets an A" picture as fake news... but alas, … Continue reading Free A’s And No Homework!
"My oldest son recently became a teenager and I attended a meeting for youth group parents at my church. The leaders said they’d be tackling a myriad of topics this year, ranging from respecting one’s parents to unpacking the transgender phenomenon permeating our local high schools. A parent asked, “What curriculum are you using?” The leader responded, “The … Continue reading The Brains God Gave You
Reading backwards through the Psalms this morning... does anyone else have that habit of flipping through a magazine from back to front? It probably means something weird psychologically, I don't know. I noticed some neat things when I read them from the bottom up: "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me." 138:8 "I have … Continue reading For The Simple Folk
"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it." Genesis 3:6 "Good intentions get the best of us, don't they? Eve probably didn't go into her day with a diabolic item on her … Continue reading Plucking Forbidden Fruit
I have a friend who told me a most eye-opening story the other night. She was speaking with a fellow mom who candidly just blurted out how Facebook was making her feel like crap. "Do you ever feel like that?" she asked. When my friend explained she wasn't on any social media and neither were her … Continue reading Rise Up
"Oh be careful little eyes what you see... be careful little ears what you hear... be careful little hands what you do... be careful little feet where you go... be careful little mouth what you say... there's a Father up above and He's looking down in love... so be careful little eyes what you see..." … Continue reading Rejecting and Reinterpreting
"I got a lotta problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" Frank Costanza Hopefully you all are old enough and refined enough to remember the celebration of Festivus, the fictional secular holiday that took place on the TV show Seinfeld as an alternative to on overly-commercialized Christmas holiday. After an … Continue reading The Airing of Grievances