Drawing Heaven – Inspiring

To me this was just inspiring. A true real life super hero (heroine?).

To me this was just inspiring. A true real life super hero (heroine?).

In the comments for this YouTube video I read things like,

“Awesome paintings. Poor reasoning.”


“they are just faking this.”

I have to admit, where this is a news story my inclination is to be skeptical myself. Every time I watch the news I try to ask these questions (that I learned in Simpleology):

  • Is this information presented in such a way that begs an emotional response?
  • Will an emotional response on my part be useful?
  • Is it possible that this is not a complete picture?

Although I’m sure this story is incomplete, and it makes a cool popular story for CNN, I am still impressed with this girl and her incredible talent.

Believe what you may, from what I’ve seen I choose to believe that this girl is inspired and her talent is divine.

Camping Hero

Kids think Dad is a hero when he deals with accidents at family camp.

Kids think Dad is a hero when he shows calmness and demonstrates first aid skills when dealing with accidents at family camp.

Family Camp was memorable last week. We didn’t venture far from home, we ended up going to our favorite spot up Green Canyon a few miles from where we live. Just the experience of camping, even though it’s close, was exciting for the kids, and less stressful for Dad. It was especially nice being close when two of the kids ended up having to be run down to the local clinic for stitches from camping accidents.

Super Hero Writes Children’s Book

Jay Ball writes children’s book teaching forgiveness and the atonement of Christ.

Little Ip and The Land of Contrasts is a children’s book that will give you a powerful new perspective on Christ. It does this in parable form, without mentioning “God” or “Christ” at all. The good news is that because it’s a children’s book – written in story-book fashion – the message is easy to digest and entertaining to read.

I wrote this book in response to a child’s question, “Daddy, why didn’t God save Jesus on the cross?”

Good question.

Christians and Non-Christians have been asking this question for ages.

Have you ever tried to research this question yourself? Did you feel like you were suddenly swimming in a sea of Christian philosophy, where the explanations were clouded in complex theological theories using big words like “atonement”, “expiation”, and “propitiation”?

This book is not meant to be a tool to convert the world to Christianity. Its main message is on forgiveness, but it also simplifies the complex question, “why did Christ have to suffer, why couldn’t God save him?”

Real Live Super Hero?

Ramblings from a real live super hero.

Just out of high school, I got together with a couple of friends and we created a short movie. We called it, “A Day in the Life of a Super Hero”. At the end of the movie, the main character (that would be me) disappears. Whatever became of him? Did he ever go on to achieve great things, or did he blend away into the background with the masses? Will he ever emerge again to make an impact on the world?

In this blog I will explore the answer to these thought provoking questions.