Newtown

Our wounds come at first breath In the blood of a garden at rest Toil cursed upon our commute Commissioned to die in our youth Hope like a blanket will be At the coming He will set us free. There are virtually no words to describe the news today. Is this our culture, our time,…

5 Descriptions of What Makes a Great Tweet on Twitter

This Actually is My 20,000th Tweet This post is actually going to mark my 20,000th tweet on Twitter since I joined back on November 1st, 2007. Over that period of 5 years I have tweeted approximately 10 times a day, from 3 different countries, on 3 different continents, posted approximately 1,000 original images, and 1,000…

There is no Frigate Like a Book from the Pen of Emily Dickinson

The more I try to learn and understand how prose and poetry works, the more I realize that I can't recapture the the years of ignoring virtually all literature from my childhood. It's like starting in grade school again and working your way up, only now you don't have time to do so because of…

Do We Publish Anything With Meaning and Longevity Today?

How much do we write that has meaning and longevity today? While we aren't, and can't, all be Mark Zuckerberg (see Mark Zuckerberg and the Biblical Meaning of Success), it got me thinking about the value (and noise) we add when it comes to our photos, videos, and  our writing today. Much like photography when…

Is True Christianity Represented on CNN, Discovery, and History Channel?

Can we really know the true meaning of Christianity today? The answer of course, is an emphatic yes, of course we can, but the answer always seems to change depending on who you ask. Our culture is filled with blogs and news articles like the CNN "Belief Blog" and the Washington Post "On Faith" section, which…

Sunday with The World State by G K Chesterton :: Poem

I think it has literally taken me a few years to adjust to Sunday being a work day, and I have grown to absolutely love late Sunday afternoons after all the services and meetings are over. It's one of those few times during the week I get (usually) a few quiet uninterrupted hours to spend…

Cultural Priorities and the Breakneck Speed of the West

I love this shot of Jason, Eddie (our driver in Uganda), and myself. If you are holding a machete in the middle of the woods-jungle I think it's a rule, you have to stop to have a photo taken. Jason and I were attempting to clear a few branches away for a lady who lived…

This Time Next Week We’ll Be Over the Atlantic

I'm still finding it hard to believe that in less than a week our team will be en-route to Uganda to the scene pictured above. Our church has a team in Uganda right now that comes home on Thursday and that photo was one that was taken and posted a few days ago when they…

Reasons Why Google+ is Already Better than Facebook

So I almost felt obligated at this point to do a post about Google+ just because it really wasn't what I was expecting from Google. What I was expecting from Google was another failed attempt at doing something social (they do have a good long history of trying social networking and missing big time), but…

Don’t Worry the Revival is Canceled on Church Signs of the Week

It's Friday, and since we didn't go anywhere exciting today other than to drive over to Columbus, my Friday Feet pic is rather boring, but there were some "great" church signs along the way as usual. I have a pretty additive habit-hobby of church sign reading, sometimes it's just like train wreck TV, you just…