Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Fastness of Grace

A fell wind blew by Its wake pulling, compelling Grace yet held me fast

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How To Have A Better Morning Every Day

[From the archives, first posted a couple winters ago.] *** 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 … Continue reading

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Faith In The Storm: when the goodness of God is clouded by life

[I am pleased to have Maureen, who blogs at Emotionally Rich, writing for us today. I hope you check out her blog after reading her great post here on faith and the goodness of God.] *** My husband loves to tell … Continue reading

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The Day My Wife Kicked Me Out Of The Apartment

[Part two of a brief series.] *** The second day of moving our daughter into her apartment started early. We hauled the last few boxes and crates she’d kept at her grandparents’ house to the apartment and then we were … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Food & Jesus

How can I not love a quote where C.S. Lewis talks about two of my favorite topics: food and Jesus. “A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how food nourishes him. A man can accept what Christ has … Continue reading

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Clean Clothes On A Sweaty Body

A year ago we helped our daughter move into a new apartment. It was hotter and more humid than usual for the San Diego coast, but we couldn’t wait for better weather since her last year of university was about … Continue reading

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Why We Never Let Our Babies Cry It Out

[From the archives] *** We were not one of those let-them-cry-it-out families. You know what I mean: if babies won’t go to sleep quietly then let them do it noisily. There are a lot of baby books that advise this, saying … Continue reading

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How To Write About Family

Bronwyn Lea recently wrote about the dilemma of naming names when it comes to writing about family. Do we use real names? Aliases? What about using no names at all, just general referents such as wife, daughter, son? I have … Continue reading

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Wayne Grudem Proves Women Are Spiritual Leaders Over Men

Wayne Grudem recently gave an interview (my thanks to Joan for linking to it) in which he argues that women should not lead men, that men are the spiritual leaders over women, and that all of this has been God’s … Continue reading

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A Second Round of Widowhood

[Carol Noren Johnson writes of an experience few of us have known, or are likely to know: widowed not once but twice, she brings us a story of God’s faithfulness and the blessings of the community of his people.] *** June 23, 2014, … Continue reading

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