Tag Archives: family

Defining the Relationship – when DTRs meet faith

[From the archives.] Where Love Exists My son and daughter are both in college, so I hear a lot about relationships*. It’s not so much romance, but more about friendships and roommates. It might also be about their friends’ and … Continue reading

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Valuing Public Education 

Education is valuable. Quality education, that is. You can find good education and bad in every type – public, private, charter, parochial or home-school. The loudest criticism seems directed at public education. It makes sense. There are almost ten times … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Anxiety, and Me

[From the archives.] Black Friday – NBC News Black Friday holds no attraction for me, no allure, no batting eyelashes drawing me to the stores. I went to the mall on Black Friday. A Question Never Before Posed to Me … Continue reading

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Root Beer Salvation

Yakima was a sleepy town in the 60s, and much different from the stretch of northern California coastline where I grew up. Cold in the winter and hot in the summer, that’s what I remember about Yakima from when I … Continue reading

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A Half Birthday List Is Better Than None

I had no idea half birthdays existed until I met the woman who would become my wife. She not only celebrates people’s birthdays but also the point in the year half-way to their next birthday. Well, as someone who thinks … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Mystery of the Third Cousin, Twice Removed

Jesus and John the Baptist were related through their mothers. What was the exact relationship between them all? Good question. More on that later. First, let’s note that yesterday was Cousins Day (a holiday celebrated every July 24, apparently). Happy … Continue reading

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Cowboy Gets Bushwhacked – the Cowboy Saga, part five

I tipped my hat down over my eyes as we rode into the sun dropping lower on the horizon. The trail boss did the same. “We’ll be able to go to church tomorrow morning,” he said. “Is your cousin Cath… Is Miss Elliot going … Continue reading

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Aunt Tiz and the Lessons about Jesus

[I am pleased to host Jennifer Tidwell (whom you may know on Twitter as Dust Bunny Hostage). Today Jennifer tells the story of her Aunt Tiz, who gave Jennifer a fresh look at what it looks like to grow in … Continue reading

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Called to the Principal’s Office

[From the archives.] *** A Call from the Principal Years ago I got an unexpected call at work from my son’s junior high principal. Not a good thing under most circumstances, and this was no exception to the rule. She … Continue reading

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Black Friday and Me – a tale of survival

[From the archives.] *** Black Friday holds no attraction for me, no allure, no batting eyelashes drawing me to the stores. And yet I went to the mall on Black Friday. A Question Never Before Posed to Me Late Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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