Feb 5, 2012  •  In Christianity, Personal, Reverent Sundays

Reverent Sundays: Food for Thought

Welcome to today’s installment of Reverent Sundays, where I write about an aspect of my faith. This can deal with recent books I have read on Christianity, my thoughts on religion and current issues, as well as particular messages I find touching and/or powerful. I am aware that most of my readers are not religious, and […]

Jan 30, 2012  •  In Christianity, Funny, Sports

The Tim Hawkins Guide to Worship Signals

In preparation for Superbowl XLVI, Christian comedian Tim Hawkins has created this official handbook of worship signals…non-denominational, of course. 😉  I’m sure all my Christian readers — in addition to anyone else who have witnessed passionate Christian worship — will appreciate this with a big laugh. You may also like: The Bible in TL;DR Form […]

Jan 23, 2012  •  In Christianity, Personal

My First Night as a Volunteer at the Homeless Shelter

This past Saturday, I left the girls with J and his parents and joined a small group of volunteers from our church to lend our hand at the local homeless shelter. It was tiring. It was heartbreaking. And it was totally worth it. Prior to joining this church, I had never even considered the possibility […]

Jul 18, 2011  •  In Christianity, Claire, Parenting, Personal

Claire’s Baptism

Yesterday, our daughter Claire Emmanuelle was baptized.  🙂 I know that many babies usually get baptized a lot earlier than our daughter’s 9 months. And the main reason for the delay was due to our church’s serious stance on baptism — we, as parents, had to take several classes to prepare, to decide whether we […]

May 20, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Christianity, Claire, Cute, Food, Funny, Personal


One… Holy crap can you believe this is a cupcake??!?? Via This Isn’t Happiness.   Two… The difference a year makes: Via Young Me/Now Me.   Three… Age verification win: Via The Fail Blog.   Four… The Legion of Super-Groomsmen: Via Wired: Geek Dad.   Five… And just because I can:   P.S. — Someone […]

Dec 24, 2010  •  In Christianity, Claire, Personal

Merry Christmas Eve!

This year we celebrate Claire’s first Christmas and J made sure to make it a special one by putting up our very first Christmas tree and decorating it with fancy-schmancy ornaments from Crate & Barrel. We decided not to get the baby any gifts this year because (1) she will not remember it; and (2) […]

Dec 9, 2010  •  In Christianity, NYC, Personal

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A few weeks ago, the American Atheists caused quite a stir in the NY/NJ area by placing this billboard at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey: The Catholic League soon countered with its own billboard, aptly placed at the New York entrance to the tunnel: Now it is no secret that I […]

Aug 20, 2010  •  In Christianity, Personal

I Am Not a Christian Because I’m Scared of Hell

One of the many misconceptions that non-believers have about Christianity is that Christians only attend church, follow the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus, and claim to believe in God because they are scared to spend eternity in hell. They say that the Church uses hell as a scare tactic to gain more followers, […]