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There is not an app for that

As much as I truly enjoy my iPhone, I have to be careful that it doesn’t turn into my 3”X4” idol. So I figured I would give name a few things that there is not an app for: love, faith, hope, justice, fortitude, temperance, prudence. What are some others that come to mind?

“Hundreds” protest

So I was thumbing through some stations last night. I guess it was C-Span that videoed the “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally in Washington D.C. I sat there for a moments listening to the speakers and wanted to see the camera pan out to the crowd. This morning I figured out why after 10 minutes, granted, I didn’t see the crowd. I guess I was expecting to see hundreds of thousands like the March for Life. One thing very much missing from the crowd I saw was children. For the life of me, I cannot grasp why the abortion debate continues to be mentioned as “reproductive health/rights.” It is not a reproduction issue at all because reproduction has already occurred. I know some of my readers are pro-choice and I respect you, maybe it is time for a women’s health movement that honors her fertility as something true to her nature rather than offering unreproductive choices and unbirthing practices.

Math Facts

When I taught 4th grade, the kids really enjoyed the daily math facts quiz. My oldest son has now started his training in memorizing the facts as well. I help him with strategy in the quiz taking. I have found that if I call it a “trick” he really gets involved. A child’s mind and wonder is really incredible. Something happens in adulthood and we tend to lose that child-like wonderment curiosity. I try to approach life as much as I can as a mystery trying to be figured out. It brings back the amazement of unwrapping gifts again.

On the economic side of reading

My latest book is about entrepreneurship, its history, and its application in a Christian life. One of the cool things is the different Scripture and writings of the Church Fathers that are being used. I am being introduced to thoughts on the economy that shaped parts of Western Civilization. Much has been quoted by Israel Kirzner who was a student of Ludwig von Mises.

Friends and Family

Enjoy them.