Comfort, Wisdom, Wit & Adventures for Halflings

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Halfling Comfort: A Garden, Tea and Good Books. (Pipeweed Optional.)

February 2, 2013

I really believe that there is a genetic pre-disposition to “halfling-ism.” Outside of Middle-Earth’s atmosphere–or possibly due to centuries of interminging with other folk– that syndrome isn’t manifested in the typical physical ways: short stature, large, hairy feet, pudginess, pointy ears and ravenous appetites (to name a few). A hobbit isn’t known by such characteristics… Read More ›

On seeing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure.”

Yesterday I saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure.  Sigh.  I don’t know why I am surprised at my disappointment.  It was almost an inevitable outcome.  But I dearly love Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and I’m still foolish enough to hope. Before the movie started, my 12 year-old son and I were feted with the new obligatory fare (“First… Read More ›

Why Should I Vote For the “Lesser of Evils”? Or a Mormon, For That Matter?

As people are pondering about how, whether, or why they should vote in the presidential election, I’d like to share a Facebook comment I posted to a friend of a friend who, like I myself have done, referred to voting for Romney as “the lesser of two evils.” You may not agree, but here is… Read More ›

My (Post-VERGE) Missional Moment

On our way to the Austin airport, I had so much pressing head and heart, a virtual hangover from the bacchanalia of worship, wisdom, vision, inspiration and information imbibed at the Verge 2012 conference.  How to live on mission.  Being incarnational.  Reaching to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.  Loving and living as He loved and lived. … Read More ›

Lifeboat Shopping

This week saw worldwide centennial observances to mark the 100th year of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 14, 1912.  This event, perhaps the “Queen Mother” of all disasters in our collective memory, continues to hold our fascination and interest after a century.  Of course, blockbuster movies help to keep that interest alive,… Read More ›