Christians in America spend $20 billion every year on soft drinks.
$13 billion a year would feed every starving person in the world.
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The Big Picture is a blog on the capital markets. I started reading during the recent market meltdown and it is worth your time to subscribe to, even if you are not a market junkie (which I am definitely not)
James Bow has a good summary of what happened in the three Canadian by-elections. My personal feelings is that this was a disaster for Stephane Dion. His people have a) failed to take control of the party machinery making it very hard to run a competent general election b) aren’t capable of running a by-election campaign logistically or c) Dion has become irrelevant in his home province. Pick your reason but all three are bad for the Liberal leader.
Born in New York on Nov. 29, 1918, she was educated at Smith College and published her first short stories while still in college.
She lived in Greenwich Village in 1941 and there met her husband, actor Hugh Franklin.
Her first book, The Small Rain, was published in 1945, followed by Ilsa in 1946.
She and Franklin moved to an old farmhouse in Connecticut and operated a general store while L’Engle wrote. The couple had three children.
She published two more novels but didn’t achieve success until 1963, when she and Franklin moved back to New York and he landed a plum role on a soap opera.
That same year, A Wrinkle in Time was published to critical acclaim and lasting commercial success.
L’Engle won the Newbery Honour for A Ring of Endless Light in 1981.
One of her books for adults, Two-Part Invention, was a memoir of her marriage, completed after her husband’s death from cancer in 1986.
Deeply involved in community and church, she also served as writer-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York.
Her Genesis trilogy, including 1983′s And It Was Good, 1986′s A Stone for a Pillow and 1989′s Sold Into Egypt are based on biblical characters.
Wikipedia has the plot and ending of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows. That’s all I have to say about it but if you can’t wait….
Some of the resources that we used for the May 27th Freehouse, Mustard Seed vs. McWorld.
Over the last couple of weeks I have felt the need to equip Mark with enough weaponry to make him feel welcome in Idaho or northern Michigan. First came a slingshot which I was prohibited to own (it was okay to have a pellet gun but not a slingshot) which I have been teaching Mark how to use safely. Then today I bestowed upon him his first pocket knife. I have the knife that my grandfather kept with him everyday his entire life and also I have one that Lee gave me when I was in Grade 10. Another family member’s initials are carved into church pews across western Canada. Wendy said when I bought it for him, “You know what is going to happen.” Of course I do, that’s why I lectured him on what not to do with a knife when I gave it to him which as all knife wielding boys know, just gave him ideas.
It is also his birthday on Saturday. I keep thinking it is May 18th as that is when we went into the hospital to have him. 36 hours later I was a father and two days blended into one. To celebrate his seven trips around the sun, we are headed to Spiderman 3 as a family along with the usual festivities. I am also thinking of introducing him to another passage of manhood, the Ninja movie.