Debating Others

February 26th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

I’ve come to the conclusion that one should never debate another unless there is a sincere care/love for the other person. Debating almost never changes hearts or minds. But a civil, factual debate with sincere love and care for the other creates mutual respect and a chance at agreement.

Wisdom is knowing when to shut up, when to debate, and when to fight.

There is no honor, however, in having to fight because you were too foolish to shut up or engage with caring when you had the chance.

Tuesday Funny – Climate Change Cult

February 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A friend just forwarded an email to me with this graphic.  Regardless of how you feel about Climate Change, whether it’s happening, or what is responsible; this is funny:

Climate Change Cult

Time Is Strange

February 24th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Time is strange.  I just realized recently that I’m the age my parents were when I graduated from high school.  I have a nine and 11 year old.  In less than five years I’ll have been married as long as I was single.  I’ve lived in my current city longer than I’d lived anywhere else combined (which is a long time for someone who moved around a lot as a kid!).

Time is weird.  And it slips away.

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” – James 4:14b

Iowa House Introduces ESA Legislation

February 4th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The Iowa House of Representatives has introduced ESA Legislation!

From Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education:

House File 2090, sponsored by Representatives Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights), Jake Highfill (R-Johnston) and Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines), calls for this revolutionary school choice initiative that gives every Iowa parent a grant of state funds to use toward nonpublic education expenses.  You can read the entire bill here:  HF 2090.

Reactions are starting to come in including this one from Jay P. Greene’s blog: “Education Savings Account Effort in Iowa