Reading Challenge Book #4, Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Date started: April 17, 2012 Date finished: April 22, 2012 Life of Pi is the story of a young Indian boy named Piscine Molitor Patel — who goes by Pi to avoid vulgar bastardizations of his given name — who travels with his family to Canada on a Japanese cargo ship … Continue reading

Spiritual Sunday – What Does it Mean to Have Faith?

The question of what it means to have faith is one that I have asked myself many times over the course of the last couple of years. I do not have any particular faith, as I was not raised in a faith-based household. Faith and religion were simply not topics … Continue reading

Spiritual Sunday – Eid al-Adha and What it Means to Sacrifice

Today is Eid al-Adha, or “Festival of Sacrifice,” a day that commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son at Allah’s command. While I am not Muslim, when I saw what the meaning of the holiday was, it got me thinking — What exactly does it mean to sacrifice? When I … Continue reading