It's amazing what you can tell about somebody from how they buy glasses. My wife recently updated her glasses, and because she works for an optometrist, she has a certain "free" budget. Her coworkers were encouraging her to get some pretty, expensive ones, but she refused. She knew that we were on a tight budget, … Continue reading Considering Consideration
I got some good encouragement right when I needed it yesterday. I was reading my Bible (yes, it's one of those posts) and I've been going through the Psalms and read number 121, verses 1 and 2. I will lift my eyes up to the hills--From whence comes my help? My help comes from the … Continue reading Well-Timed Encouragement
Once again, I face the wrathe of Christians and non-Christians alike. I stand in the crossfire...huh, maybe that's what I should've called my blog...crosslenz is kind of confusing... Anywho, this is something I've been thinking about for a bit, and it has to do with all the hot-button issues: gay marriage, abortion, prostitution, illegal immigration, … Continue reading Disagreement or Discrimination?
I just read an article on Cracked.com that kind of made my jaw drop in a mix of awe and a teeny bit of disgust/jealousy. Here's the article: http://www.cracked.com/article_18937_5-things-you-use-every-day-that-are-getting-awesome-upgrades.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended It talks about how they're making a toilet that heats itself, washes your bum, and dries it. There's also a shower that remembers your preferred heat settings … Continue reading When Rich People Get Bored
I'm a Christian and I love Christians, but man, my people can do stupid things sometimes! I've seen people make monumental wisdom blunders and perform flat-out evil deeds, all in the name of God. These theistic face palms do so much for setting back Christianity by either making us look like horrible people or just … Continue reading 10 Stupid Things Christians Do
I saw a sad story that ended with a very sad form of "victory." I was reading a post about a young women who was raped. Stories like that are chilling and mournful, and nothing justifies it. But as the story went on, it went down a rather unusual turn. Basically, the girl was so … Continue reading Warrior…or just a Survivor?
I overheard something disappointing today. Our church had a special event, and as such, needed some volunteers to help out. Well, several came and helped, but their attitude was not in it. Some people were getting frustrated because they felt that, since they were working, they ought to get special seats for the conference, or … Continue reading Volunteer for Payment?
The weather's been a little volatile here in the Midwest. First, it was freezing, then it was nice, then it was cold, now it's getting pretty hot, and the storms are plowing through with a mean streak. Now, I'm the kid who saw "Twister" at way too young an age and have been terrified of … Continue reading A Good Kind of Terrifying