Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Resolution: I’ve Given Up Running On Pine Cones

When you get up to run before dawn, it’s dark out. When you run in the dark, you take your chances. I know that, but I still run early because otherwise I wouldn’t run at all. It’s worked out fine. … Continue reading

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How a Modern Congresswoman and an Ancient General Taught Me about Peace with God

[This post first appeared last March at Kim Kirby’s excellent blog Kingdom Civics. I think I have Kim talked into writing a guest piece for us here early next year, but you don’t have to wait that long to read her … Continue reading

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Did You Get a Second Yacht for Christmas?

Neither did I, but apparently someone did. Forget the yachts, I wouldn’t even know what to do with one of those 40-foot luxury speedboats they use to get to shore and back. On the other hand, I did look in … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day – Better to Give than Receive

The Bible tells us it is better to give than receive (Acts 20:35), and I have a treat for you below that exemplifies this in memorable fashion. But first I thought I’d tell you of one of the better gifts … Continue reading

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Immanuel, God with Us

A happy and blessed Christmas to you all, Tim *** Isaiah 9:6-7 (ASV) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

You know from last Thursday’s post my take on Santa Claus. Still, I do like an Americana Christmas. In fact, touring the White House and Mount Vernon on December 23 with my family years ago is one of the highlights of … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – We Paint Pumpkins!

Our front door is adorned by painted pumpkins. They look like this: There’s another set of them on the other side of the doorway. For years we’ve painted our pumpkins soon after Thanksgiving. Some years they’ve been red and green, … Continue reading

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The Anticipation of Christ – it’s not what people expected

[This post appeared at Aimee Byrd’s place on December 13, 2011. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas to you all.] Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in … Continue reading

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We don’t do Santa

When our kids were younger, we never told them Santa is real. We did tell them that Santa is fun, and read the stories (yay for Clement C. Moore!) and watched the TV specials (stop-action reindeer rock) and sang the … Continue reading

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I am the 1%: Why a Man Reads a Women’s Blog

[Anne Bogel, aka Modern Mrs. Darcy, invited me to write about my tendency to read and comment at blogs written by women. As tempted as I was to reply “Hey someone’s got to bring a Y chromosome to the party!”, … Continue reading

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