Hobbit Spirituality

I think Tolkien knew exactly what he was doing.  TMZ reports that in the span of just 24 hours, Kim Kardashian racked up 42.8 million views on her Snapchat accounts, over 4 million likes on her Instagram posts, and generated 84 million views on Twitter. According to...

Rebuilding

Parents Left Behind continues to provide support and empathy. Sometimes I make a list. It’s an odd list. Perhaps you’ve made it too. I make a list of how fortunate I am: I enjoy the freedoms of America. I have access to great healthcare. I live in a beautiful and...

Predator in the wild

I saw this guy again at a pizza place.  As I walked by I told his date to keep an eye on her drink. Thursday night is date night. So my wife and I have a favorite restaurant we enjoy. One night the main dining room was full so we sat at the bar where food is also...

Sick and stigmatized.

I took this for about a year.  It is a tough drug.  Weaning from it takes months.  But it provided the reset I needed and I am grateful. Though accurate numbers are hard to find, the Center for Disease Control reported in 2014 that 33,285,000 Americans reported using...

Cell biology.

I’m like you. I love to be outside. I love the trails and the rocks and the stars and the clouds. I love the smell of the forest, the sound of the river and the soft feeling of the wind in my hair. I’ve seen a bird’s nest hanging precariously over Yellowstone Canyon,...

Ambulance or fence?

Recently a candidate for state government mentioned her support for our “God-given, 2nd-amendment rights.”  Honestly, it doesn’t surprise me how eager so many Christians are to bring guns to church. Perhaps you’ve heard of Roy Sullivan. He was a park...