Quotes from “The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery” by Henri J. M. Nouwen

June 10, 2017 2017 Reading List Quotes Reviews Thoughts 0

As often occurs, I read this book at the request of a friend I admire who would like to discuss it. This particular individual touts the diary of a catholic priest’s 7 month monastic sabbatical as her favorite book of all time. While I am not quite so captured, I did find myself embracing this… Read more

Quotes from “Elite Minds” by Dr. Stan Beecham

May 27, 2017 2017 Reading List Quotes Reviews Thoughts 0

There is nothing more important to your health – and, ultimately, your life – than what you believe to be true. The full title of this book is “Elite Minds – How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success”. That full title, along with a recommendation from a friend, is what… Read more

My Prideful Humility

March 30, 2017 Quotes Thoughts 0

How is it that people who are quite obviously eaten up with Pride can say they believe in God and appear to themselves very religious? – C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity) I fear I have become and continue in becoming the object of whom this question is posed. I acknowledge this to be the essence of… Read more

“True Christian” Rant

February 24, 2017 Thoughts 0

A while back, I read a book on millennials titled “the millennials – Connecting to America’s Largest Generation”. At the time, I offered a fairly unimpressed review of the book’s statistically driven conclusions. As I have reflected on last year’s readings, one passage from this book has continued to bothered me.

Review and Quotes from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

May 24, 2016 2016 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

This is the all-time favorite book of my daughter – Alexa. Further, this is on the summer reading list for my son, Samuel. I always like to read whatever it is that my kids are reading; so, this one got added to the list and I am oh so glad it did. The tale is… Read more