Rebecca Verses Life

I'm an author of kid lit.
I love Jesus. I also love words and rhyme
and art
and all things beautiful
and fun.

There are lots of reasons to hate a book


I just picked up a book I was really looking forward to. I liked the author, so much so that I didn’t even research the book much, I just bought it as soon as I saw that she had written something new.

Wait. I’m telling this wrong. I have to go back—about a decade back, when I was in my first…

I find this puzzling. To dismiss a book based on the main character’s name seems…narrow-minded. It is evidence of our human tendency toward prejudice. 

It doesn’t really matter because it’s just a book, and I assume that you would never dismiss a person of the same name so readily. But still, it made me ponder.

 Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! (September 22)
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”

 Happy Birthday, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! (September 22)

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”

(Source: princeohberyn)

Being a human male is a biological category. It means having a particular chromosomal structure: XY. This normally gives rise to certain physical characteristics such as particular hormonal balances and bodily structures such as a penis and testes. In childhood stages, we call this a boy; in adult stages, we call this a man. A human female, on the other hand, has an XX chromosomal structure, leading to a particular hormonal balance and bodily characteristics, such as ovaries, a uterus, and mammary glands. The child is a girl; the adult is a woman. The way to be sure which sex a particular human being is, male or female, is not by asking the opinion of the person in question, nor … “following the gender classification on a student’s identification documents, like a driver’s license.” It is to do a physical examination. Whether one is a human male or a human female is a matter of fact, and that is no less the case because the genetic factors that determine sex are not always well or fully understood. It is such a matter of fact that undergoing hormone treatment and surgery to create a more masculine appearance is not going to make a woman into a man. It will merely result in a mutilated woman—a situation that may please the person who undergoes such “therapy” but does nothing to change the foundational facts.

—Stephen J. Heaney (via gwyon)

(via gricken)

If you want to know what a Christian is, I’ve got a really good definition: Someone who’s bananas for Jesus.

—Keith Green