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Being Likable

Do you ever hear a comment that rocks your world? Someone makes an off-hand comment to you that reverberates through your brain for days? Maybe they were joking or being lighthearted. Maybe they were telling you something they assumed you already knew. Maybe, even, they were telling you something you’ve heard before. But for some…… Continue reading Being Likable

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Holiday Recap – how divorce and children’s growing up changes things

I love the Christmas season. The lights and carols and decorations. Everything smelling of pine and cinnamon and cranberry. All the cookie baking and the homemade Chex Mix warm from the oven. Our tree and the memories and stories behind every ornament. I love it all. Especially dear to me are all the traditions we have…… Continue reading Holiday Recap – how divorce and children’s growing up changes things

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Perspective on Awards Day

(Originally posted May 30, 2013) It’s that time of year when children can be tempted to think their value is measured in Standards of Learning scores or report card grades or how many certificates they receive on Awards Day or whether they are named MVP at the sports banquet. These things are so hard for…… Continue reading Perspective on Awards Day

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Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

There has been a lot of talk recently in our nation about government handouts and free lunch and feelings of entitlement. Last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, made what appeared to be a joke about telling Bernie Sanders there is no such thing as a free lunch. In December,…… Continue reading Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

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Why I Migrated Away From The Tribe of Right-Wing, Conservative, Evangelical Christians

Recently several different people have expressed surprise (not in a  good way) that I have changed in the past five to ten years. I have had so many responses rolling in my head for months now that I decided it warranted coming out of blog-hiatus to write. So here it is – why I migrated…… Continue reading Why I Migrated Away From The Tribe of Right-Wing, Conservative, Evangelical Christians

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Christians, Refugees, and the Threat of the Trojan Horse

By now, we have all heard about the Syrian refugee crisis. Many Christian leaders and teachers are encouraging Christians to “stand up and be the Church,” as Ann Voskamp puts it. But as I scroll through Facebook or search for information about the Syrian refugees on the Internet, I also see dire warnings about how this…… Continue reading Christians, Refugees, and the Threat of the Trojan Horse