Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Prayer Request

I got word tonight that my son has arrived safely in Afghanistan.  I am now requesting nine months of prayer for him.  Mothers do not blink an eye at making such requests, and we appreciate everyone who takes the time … Continue reading

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Progress, Progressives, and Such

“Progressive” has become a buzzword.  Conservatives use it in a negative context and in such a way that it seems to have replaced the word “liberal.”  I’ve been teaching for years about the fact that “progress” was one of the … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite (Feelings)

I snuggled down into bed last night and thought about how much I love that feeling–the first moment of complete relaxation at the end of a busy day.  As I thought about it, I began to think of other feelings … Continue reading

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Tree Grief

I’ve been thinking a lot about trees lately.  I am working on some Bible studies in which I believe a tree will be prominent.  This is not surprising because the Bible includes a plethora of tree/vine/branch/root/plant and seed analogies.  I … Continue reading

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Positive Poverty

I love great literature not only because of the beautiful language, intricate plots, great characters and insight into human nature it provides, but also because of the encouragement and wisdom I get by reading the thoughts and experiences of other … Continue reading

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Florida Sunshine on a Winter’s Day

I woke up this morning and I wanted to make orange scones.  We did a lot of cooking yesterday and I think the cooking bug got me.  I confess that I usually make scones with Bisquick, but when I got … Continue reading

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Switching Kingdoms

My pastor spoke on Sunday from Ecclesiastes 5.  His sermon was about a Christian approach to wealth and he pointed out that while very few of us would consider ourselves to be wealthy, we all have so much more than … Continue reading

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First He Wrought…

We are currently reading the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales in my ninth grade Humanities class.  Chaucer’s prologue presents a cross-section of medieval English society.  It is witty, sarcastic, wise and enlightening, but my favorite thing about it is that … Continue reading

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