putting to rout all that is not life

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life." -from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) Last December I started a tradition of watching a movie by myself once I got home from the last … Continue reading putting to rout all that is not life

Thoughts on “Bowling for Columbine,” Back to School Edition

Watching Bowling For Columbine, finally. They're talking about school violence, and I still wonder what I would have turned out like, had I not been delivered from my own little hellish experience in Glenwood. I know the three years I was there did enough damage on my ability to relate to people --I still assume … Continue reading Thoughts on “Bowling for Columbine,” Back to School Edition

What kind of America do I want to live in?

In the quest to answer the question, "Who would Jesus vote for?", that question has also come up. I think of stuff like September 11, and about Katrina and the response there. I think of how much more difficult our life is now than it was four years ago. Don't think I'm blaming our life situation on … Continue reading What kind of America do I want to live in?

Little-Known Facts about the Christian Reformed Church

I am in a little bit of shock. On my bouncing through the internet, I came upon a message board post by a CRC member who holds to the "full quiver" (holding to the idea that "God should plan our families") ideology. She stated that our church policy is officially against the use of birth control. Knowing … Continue reading Little-Known Facts about the Christian Reformed Church

Still most of y’all come out confused.

 If this post doesn't make any sense, don't be too concerned. If I wrote something that looks horribly offensive or condescending, it wasn't intended and I apologize. This post was really just to sort things out in my own mind (and to see where y'all are at ...it's been kind of quiet around here). I … Continue reading Still most of y’all come out confused.

Ramblings and Thoughts on Christian Education

We are truly blessed to be living where we are with an excellent Christian school just 1.5 miles down the road. As a matter of fact, the kids' schooling was a major factor in our moving back to Wisconsin. Had we remained in Arizona, we would not have been able to afford to keep Elanor … Continue reading Ramblings and Thoughts on Christian Education