Our New Movie-Streaming Option

No brainer: I get to rent movies for only $1 plus filter out the crap

I tested VidAngel Sunday night with my family. We rented Creed for a total of $1, a great deal, without ever leaving my living room. But I saved much more: I got to choose which swear words and dicey scenes to “bleep” out.

VidAngel's motto: "What whatever the BLEEP you want."

VidAngel’s motto: “Watch whatever the BLEEP you want.”

The West’s Response to Brussels Is Wrong

And the correct response isn't difficult to imagine.

Am I the only person who sees the lacking vision in Western thought today? It does not appear that any of our leaders (or potential leaders) has a reasonable response to the tragedy in Brussels, and a reasonable response is not too difficult to imagine.

From ABC News: President Obama explains to nodding press why he's in Cuba watching baseball instead of responding to an attack on a member NATO nation.

From ABC News: President Obama explains to a nodding press why he’s in Cuba watching baseball instead of responding to an attack on a member NATO nation.

Surrender

I have found a significant answer in my darkness

This post (“My Good Life Is Pretty Dark”) was somewhat depressing. Though it was dark, I got a few personal notes of appreciation from people who were—like me—hesitant to be so public about their struggles. “I feel exactly the same way,” one friend encouraged me.

Another great picture from my friend Richard Wickham. http://www.rnrproductions.tv

Another great picture from my friend Richard Wickham. http://www.rnrproductions.tv

My Three Imaginary Friends

Our decision to attend a public school has led to some interesting conversations

Our current educational life is extremely complicated, a mix of public, private and home education for our remaining 12 children. I have three imaginary friends whom I converse with often that keeps our complicated decisions from overwhelming us.

Picture taken at our 2015 Birthday Bash, the first year we had a strong mix of home and public schooled friends.

Picture taken at our 2015 Birthday Bash, the first year we had a strong mix of home and public schooled friends.

My Good Life Is Pretty Dark

Trigger warning: This post may depress you.

Do you want “the good life”? I do, too, but I’ve clunked along. I have three particular doubts that tug at me: envy, untruth and hopelessness. If your “good life” plans are rough on the edges, I bet you have these doubts, too.

"The Thankful Cross" at a California debate tournament. Photo by Richard Wickham. http://www.rnrproductions.tv

“The Thankful Cross” at a California debate tournament. Photo by Richard Wickham.
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