I don't listen to Glenn Beck very often, but this caught my attention today.
Beck was talking about this New York Times opinion piece. Mocking the Time's linking of a belief in God and a belief in space aliens seems absurd.
Then it hit me.
Beck is a Mormon.
The god of Mormonism IS a space alien.
If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand; one out of three Americansbelieve we have had Visitors and, hey, who knows? But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan?
Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively.
I have an iPod (not used) and an iPhone (attached to me) and I was gifted with an iPad (with me most of the time.)
There is an amazing number of apps - I found one that will store knitting patterns and keep track of my rows...and another that is a ruler. I no longer have to carry patterns and tape measures.
And an eating log.
The three I use most are
#1. Cozi. I've got the app on my phone and pad, Tom has it on his iPad. I can put my grocery list on the site from my computer, and anybody with the app can add to it - I access it at the store and if it's not on the list...don't blame me for not buying it!
On Cozi, I also take a few minutes at the start of the week to put my Scripture reading list into a Cozi "to do" list. that way, I can open my
#2 - ESV Study Bible and read anywhere.
#3 - Kindle App. There are WAY too many books that are free, or $.99. And it's way too easy to click on the "buy now" and spend too much on books.
While I'm away from home, I read the kindle app. At home, I mostly read the "hardware" and if it's a book that I'll want to loan or mark up, I get both.
(NOTE: I do have a twitter account that I probably don't use the right way. I twitter what I'm reading, as I read it...keeping my reading list in the sidebar of my blog.)