Red, White, and Blue Christianity

Red, White, and Blue Christianity

Read Me! I want to preface this post by saying that I am not speaking out against any political parties or the United States.  I have tried very diligently to remain staunchly apolitical, both here and on other social media.  I do so because I don’t want any of my personal opinions to dissuade you … Continue reading

In the Groove

In the Groove

Soccer practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at five. Wednesday is church night. Monday night is yoga where this week we will practice the ever-elusive “scratch my ear with my toes” technique. We love our routines. Even if you don’t see yourself as a “routine type of person,” whether you want to admit it … Continue reading

Making Thanksgiving a Habit

Making Thanksgiving a Habit

If you can tie your necktie without looking, or have accidentally told your boss “I love you” before hanging up the phone, you can thank your habits. Habits are what we do without thinking, and according to Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a “habit … Continue reading

Finger Lickin Facts

Finger Lickin Facts

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating, opened a Christmas stocking, or discovered a treat-laden basket on Easter morning, you’ll know all about the candy hierarchy.  When the dust settles and the initial festivities are over, instinct kicks in.  So you choose your spot:  safe and secluded.  Away from prying eyes and sticky fingers; this isn’t a … Continue reading

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

  I love literature.  And I love that there are so many different elements that go into what makes a good story.  For instance, many times, it’s the nuanced details that, if you’re paying attention, are what can weave what would have been a dull and lifeless novel into a beautiful literary tapestry.  You’ll know it … Continue reading

The Darkness of Depression

The Darkness of Depression

Friday turned out to be a mild, spring day in Mission Viejo; the temperature wasn’t supposed to crack the 70’s. The valley began to show signs of life as the California sun peaked over the Eastern hills, illuminating the subdivisions in this well to do Orange County city. Dogs were walked. Tall, nonfat lattes were … Continue reading

Book Review:  Red Letter Revolution

Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

What did Jesus say about homosexuality?  Or Hell?  Or how we should engage the culture.   Shane Claiborne’s and Tony Campolo’s book Red Letter Revolution aims to answer those questions.  Through it isn’t cut and dry like so many other books, Red Letter Revolution is akin to sitting in the room while two good friends discuss … Continue reading