Prayer and Computer Monitors

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I once heard a story from Pastor Mark Batterson of National Community Church about a time when he knelt down at the gate of an awaiting flight and just prayed.  As he told it, even he thought it was a bit awkward and that he would look a bit foolish in doing so but he did it anyhow.  I never expected to have a similar moment of my own but, recently, I did.

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More Than a Haircut

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Sometimes life comes at you fast and you do unexpected things.  I never thought I’d ever write about a time that I got my hair cut, but sometimes in the midst of simple things much more is happening around me.

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I Like…Lightsabers!

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I’m not afraid to admit that I love Star Wars; I’m what you’d call a “fanboy”  As such I happen to have a few plastic lightsbers amongst other collectables from that Galaxy Far, Far, Away.  Recently, I finished a book called I Like Giving, a collection of stories about people willing to give in ways great and small to affect the lives of those around them.  I see it as a great way to make the world around you smaller than it currently is.  What’s more is that I think the giving can have even deeper meaning when someone finds a way to give out of who they have been created to be, to give out of the interests they have been gifted with.  Here is one such story, about making the world small via one lightsaber.

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Talking Wallets Can Make Your World Smaller

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Did you know your wallet has the potential to tell stories that can make your world smaller?

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Be The Story Others Tell

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What do Christopher Nolan, George Lucas, Dave Filoni, Frank Peretti, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, and Patrick Scott all have in common?  They’re fantastic storytellers.  They’re also the different people I can easily rattle off as the ones I sometimes wish I could be, and then I remember that I’m something other than that.

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Needing the Doctor

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What might you do if a time-traveling physician showed up in your fireplace?

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I. Want. Happiness.

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“100% of many-your-own sundae bars end in happiness” – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

During a recent morning commute to work, I happened upon a snapshot of a conversation between two men walking along the sidewalk.  While I had no context for what I heard, what stuck with me was the emphatic – and repeated – declaration of one of the men:  “I want happiness”.  What did he mean by that, did he know what he was saying?  Did he secretly want a make-your-own sundae bar?!

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SHIELDing a Broken World

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“The world is full of lies, evil, pain, and death; you can’t hide from it, you can only face it.  The question is, when you face it, how do you respond; who do you become? – Phil Coulson, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Hyrule and Theology

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Recently, as part of Jon Acuff’s “30 Days of Hustle”, I finished reading The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy.  The volume is exactly what it sounds like: a book that delves into philosophical ideas present within the gaming mythology of The Legend of Zelda games and/or looks at philosophical ideas through the lens of the The Legend of Zelda franchise. As I read though pages that dealt with logic, time, space, metaphysics, art, and other ideas, one particular essay grabbed my attention more than the others:  “How can there be evil in Hyrule?”

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A Crusader, An Avenger, and The Savior

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Who is Batman?  This is  the immortal question that many of the rouges put away in Arkham Asylum wish to answer, but few have.  The Riddler answered it in Batman Forever, the Joker in Batman Beyond, Hugo Strange in Batman The Animated Series and Arkham City, Hush/Tommy Elliot in the comics, and Ra’s Al Guhl in Batman The Animated Series and  the Nolan trilogy.  Is the masked vigilante the mask, or is the billionaire, playboy, philanthropist the mask?

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