Category Archives: Living

Our chosen lifestyle and the decisions that make us unique

Excused from Greatness

We Americans don’t want to be great. It’s too much work, and definitely too much suffering. We want people to know we could be great if we, um, you know, had a perfect set of circumstances and didn’t have to … Continue reading

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A Birkenhead Breakfast

A Birkenhead Breakfast              This morning, we enjoyed a breakfast of turkey sausage and baked oatmeal, which is made with coconut, raisins, cinnamon, and chocolate chips, so there are seldom any leftovers. After we thanked … Continue reading

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Becoming the Living Dead

Horror movies are really popular, it seems. Teens seem especially drawn to them. There is some truth there. We feel most alive when we court death in the pursuit of our true calling and its Author. However, there is also … Continue reading

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A taste of gentle

Every woman needs protection, longs for security, and aches to be beautiful to someone. Instead we allow women to be pushed upwards to the top of the ladder, where there is no protection, little security, and little time left for … Continue reading

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Trophy Child Syndrome

People in all cultures, I suspect, have witnessed the concept of a “trophy” person, usually a trophy wife – a woman who looks so good, she makes the man she’s with look good, or smart, or at least lucky to … Continue reading

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Modesty…(gasp)…in PUBLIC!

Modesty means reminding ourselves of our own sin. It was our sin in the Garden of Eden that necessitated covering our nakedness. So now, we have to cover up our most attractive and powerful parts to prevent others (and ourselves) … Continue reading

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Wow is bigger than worry

I recently drove my family on a long road trip that began at dark-thirty in the morning. I drove east and got to watch the sun rise…very slowly. God reminded me that He was there with me, watching His own … Continue reading

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God’s One-room Rescue

For at least two or three generations now, most kids in the U.S.A. grew up in a same-age peer group. At school, we separate mostly by age until late high school. For swim lessons, Tee Ball, Drivers’ Ed, and Sunday … Continue reading

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Guest post – simplicity

A former student of mine memorized the following post as a 10-minute speech for a debate tournament as a high school senior. I thought it was well done and seemed to fit well with the philosophy we try to follow … Continue reading

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Prison fail 2

Prisons don’t keep criminals off the street or motivate them to change their beliefs and lifestyle. Prison fail. But our prison system that drains resources and keeps criminals in a criminal culture is the natural next step up from the justice system in … Continue reading

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