Monthly Archives: September 2016

This Is What It Means To Be Included

“This is what it means to be included.” The mother’s words jumped out at me from the radio. Included. Two year old Tatum Bakker had never been able to swing on a playground swing set until they visited Brooklyn’s Playground on … Continue reading

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Knock-knock Joke Redux – because I am a very funny guy

This joke cracks me up. Then again, I’m my own best audience and I crack myself up all the time. ***

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A Marriage That Works – what happens when the dad stays home and the mom goes to work

[Today’s guest post is from Natalie Collins, who blogs at God Loves Women, and can be found on Twitter as well. I asked Natalie a while back to write on her marriage to Baggy Collins, a marriage that does not … Continue reading

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Book Banning Hasn’t Accomplished Anything For Six Hundred Years

This is Banned Books Week, described as: … an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the … Continue reading

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Immigration Status and the Right to a Fair Trial

I was picking a jury a couple years ago when one of the people waiting to be called forward to answer questions handed my bailiff a note: “Is the defendant in the country illegally?” After the next break I had … Continue reading

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Today is my day, and everyone wins a prize

Today is my day and everyone who can tell me why in the comments gets 10,000 interwebz, a fabulously illusory and non-existent prize that has the added advantage of being completely worthless! (You can even use the clues and still … Continue reading

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A Founding Father on Flourishing Faith

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The God Die Thing – a child’s view of the cross

[Today’s guest post is from Cara Meredith, with tender and powerful insights on childlike wisdom, mama bears, and the cross.] *** “Look, Mama! It’s the God die thing.” We’d just gotten off the freeway when he said it. My husband … Continue reading

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Dealing with Issues

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Make Me A Leper

[Today’s guest post is from my friend Aleah Marsden, who brings us a reflection on God’s provision, our cynicism, and the way of a leper.] *** Sitting in Starbucks, spicy Chai latte in hand, I flip open my soft leather bound … Continue reading

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