Monthly Archives: January 2013

Where on earth do you live, under a rock?

Faith in a rock Here’s a family who knows what it means to build their house on solid rock, or at least under one. Can you imagine having that thing hang over your head every time you go to sleep … Continue reading

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Scarred for Life – bad Christian songs from my childhood

I grew up in a liturgical church that sang songs out of a hymnal. A hymnal, kids, is a book containing songs written before you were born. A book is something people read before the internet. I digress. One Sunday … Continue reading

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500 Million Pennies

Who knew that pennies could mean so much? According to this article, starting with one penny and then doubling it every day for a month (two pennies, four pennies, and so on) will really add up. All the way to more than … Continue reading

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Convincing Atheists

This month I had a couple of on-line encounters with atheists, one commenting at a guest post on my blog and later in some comments over at Amy Julia Becker’s place. I should say too that these folks were not at all as nice as the … Continue reading

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Sunday Birthday Greetings

In honor of your host’s birthday* I offer this from Awkward Family Photos, which included this explanation from the submitter: “Our loving mother scheduled our youngest sister’s wisdom teeth extraction on her sixteenth birthday. Here she is celebrating afterwards. Cake, … Continue reading

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Combat Women – the military finally catches up with itself

Female vets cheer new era for women in combat: ‘It’s about time!’ said the headline yesterday. The U.S. military is dropping the prohibition on women in combat assignments, opening these up for all qualified members of the armed services. Just … Continue reading

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Judges Taking Bribes

I went into a convenience store near work today. I stop in for a soda once in a while, and usually share a greeting with the woman who owns the place. Today her husband was there too and I heard … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Call the Authorities!

“Tony Scalia, here!” That’s what I heard on the other end of the line, coming to me from across the continent. Let me back up. You can guess that I appreciate good writing. I appreciate it when I read  Christian … Continue reading

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A Morning Worth Waiting For

This is what I saw as I left the house yesterday morning: We get sunrises like this most mornings. Yes, everyone should live where I do. You know what else I’ve been noticing about early mornings lately? It’s colder when I get … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorists Make Me Wanna Puke

The aftermath of the tragic shooting in Connecticut last month has taken an ugly and hate-filled turn. Conspiracy theorists are accusing the grieving families of having made the whole thing up. I’d like to find those people and throw up all … Continue reading

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