I have to admit, I haven’t been following the presidential campaign as closely as I should. However, I did catch this golden nugget from Rick Perry through my regular perusal of the news. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look.
As soon as I saw that, I knew his campaign was about to take a major hit. Its not even so much about what he said, but how he said it.
Ugh, I just can't stand the Twilight series. There are a number of reasons why. First, I'm not a teenage girl, so I am not attracted to Edward or Jacob. Second, I am not a teenage girl, so I am old enough to know that vampires kill people and burn in the sunlight. . . not twinkle. Third, and this one is important, I am not a teenage girl, so I know the difference between infatuation and love. Do you know the difference? Let me explain just a few of the differences and try, with my limited knowledge of Twilight, to connect the dots.
If you read the news or listen to the radio, you've probably heard this story. Julio Diaz (above) was approached after getting off the train by a teen with a knife. After he handed over his wallet, the teen turned around to leave. If I were Julio, at that point I probably would have taken out my cell phone and called the police while walking away. I would be upset that my day had been ruined by such a scary thing and I would want that no good teen caught and punished and I would want my wallet returned. I think that is how most of us would feel.
Mark has been happily married for five years, has a year and a half old daughter, and serves as a youth and children pastor in Oak Park.