Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov 25, 2012: Forced Family Fun

Take dozens of relatives from all corners of the globe, with different schedules, tastes, styles, and vocabulary, mix in tight company when all are tired/hungry with some extended Scripture readings and hymn-singing before anyone is allowed to eat, and call … Continue reading

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Nov 18, 2012: One even, one odd, one end

We saw a hawk attack one of our ducks early in the morning this week, and we saw our cat scare it away. I never thought I would be cheering for a cat…sorry, Pastor Craig. However, the hawk returned the … 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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Nov 11, 2012: Sorcery and sudden puddles

“Sorcery and Sudden Vengeance” is the title of a chapter in C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian, part of the Chronicles of Narnia, for those curious about the title. I care about these things, so I want to satisfy the curiosity of … Continue reading

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Laughter overcomes pain because…

It’s funny because it’s true. We laugh at ourselves presented in the actions of another, realizing our need for a Savior, for friends and support, and for grace and forgiveness, and realizing that we all have these needs. No pride, … 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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Nov 3, 2012: The Miracle of Stink

I just have to point out how God has a subtle sense of ironic humor during our times of stress. Now hurricanes aren’t funny and they sure aren’t subtle, but a natural disaster days before a big election forces us … Continue reading

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