Scatology (noun): the study of or preoccupation with excrement. In literature, “scatological” is a term used to describe works that make particular reference to excretion or excrement, as well as to toilet humor. (Wikipedia) The following is not typical subject matter for me. As a mom of 8- and 9-year-old boys, I’m usually trying to […]Read More Scatology Theology
I only applied to one college. In hindsight, that wasn’t the smartest strategy. But during my junior year of high school I visited TCU, fell in love with it, and immediately decided to go there. My parents generously provided abundant resources for me to attend college, and I graduated near the top of my high […]Read More No Back-Up Plan
I’ve had a big response to my last post, “Christians and Tipping.” One particular question several of you have asked is, “But what if our waiter gives us bad service?” I think that’s a great question. And here’s my answer:Read More Christians and Tipping, Part 2
Every other summer, the ministry I work for invades the college town of Fort Collins, CO. For the months of June and July, about 1000 of us (and our many children) come live and study on or near the campus of Colorado State University. During the last week of July, another 4000 (again, plus […]Read More Christians and Tipping
I’m in Colorado this summer, taking classes at the lay seminary the organization I work for hosts every other summer. One of my text books is Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley. I read a fascinating passage in the book about Clement of Alexandria, who is known as “the first Christian scholar.”Read More What Can We Learn from Clement?
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about feeling wealthy—as opposed to actually being wealthy—called “The Relativity of Prosperity.” Now it’s déjà vu all over again. In March Fidelity Investments released the results of their latest Millionaire Outlook, “an in-depth survey analyzing the investing attitudes and behaviors of more than 1,000 millionaire households.” […]Read More How Much Would It Take?
. Yesterday my kids and I drove past a retirement center. My oldest son asked me what it was. I tried to explain the concept of retirement to him: that many people save money throughout their lifetime with the hope that they won’t have to work to support themselves when they are older. I struggled […]Read More This is the Duty of Our Generation