Monthly Archives: May 2013

Labeling People and Not Labeling Food

We don’t give them much credit for it, but most of the time, the average pre-schooler knows what he or she is talking about. The other day I shared lunch with a random four-year-old and we decided upon deli chicken. … Continue reading

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In the Body of Christ, Are You a Toe, Mouth, or Elbow?

This may be hard to believe, but sometimes I go weeks without thinking about the big toe on my left foot. And then one day, a wrenching pain will originate at the toe and shoot its way up nerve pathways … Continue reading

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Just Pick up a Chicken, Already

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “When we moved onto our property, it came complete with a dozen chickens; the former owners had bought one or two of several different breeds, but they … Continue reading

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Irises Don’t Smell

Especially if you have teenagers, you can go through each day feeling as if no one listens to a thing that you say, but let me assure you, your words make a difference. I Love You is always impacting, as … Continue reading

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Dropping the Name of Jesus

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at some religious function (I don’t do these any more, but the memories are strong), and as part of an ice-breaking game, you’re asked, “What three books would you bring with you on … Continue reading

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Bicycling to South America, or Just Down the Street

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “I have bicycled to and through South America three times. The longest trip, taken in my 20s, started in Alaska, ended in Argentina, then continued as Ted … Continue reading

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Customer Service and Too Many Male Kiwi Plants

If you’re looking for a basil plant, or oregano, or even rosemary, you can pretty much announce this on the city sidewalks and someone will shove one of these into your hand, but if you want a tarragon plant, even … Continue reading

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Seventy Times Seven

I was an English major in college, which effectively means that I know how to read a long boring book and write pages and pages on symbolic interpretation that may or may not be valid. What a crucial skill. But … Continue reading

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Chickens Don’t Do That

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “From everything our son, the family expert on chickens, has read, certain breeds go broody and hatch chicks, and certain breeds don’t. Our son … Continue reading

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Chickens, Dish Washing, and Keynesian Economics

You know, you wouldn’t think that Sicilian Buttercup chickens would have much to do with the U.S. economy, healthcare — yours or society’s — or even whether to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher, but they really … Continue reading

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