Category Archives: Humor

Something for Everyone

The story of the painting, Something for Everyone, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: So often, they are forgotten – the dog and the cat – but not in Santa’s world. Within that capacious bag of dolls and blocks and … Continue reading

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An Unforeseen Encounter

The Story of This Painting — An Unforeseen Encounter by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Like all lovers of Christmas, Santa enjoys browsing the festive, holiday-decorated streets. On Christmas Eve night, when all shoppers are home in their … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Use What You Have

It’s amazing how many people hate onions, and a good portion of the populace could go the rest of their lives without seeing one on their kitchen counter: “Ooooooh! They’re so HOT. Yucky Yucky Ooooh.” Oh, please, people;  let’s move … Continue reading

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Homeschool Super Moms

One week after the birth of our first child found us camping with the Creature Who Needs No Sleep. Driven from our hot, stuffy apartment (no air conditioning) we relished the cool, mountain air, not to mention the lack of … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Boring?

One summer when I must have been insane, I agreed to join a small women’s Bible study given by a deaconess at the church we then attended. “You must be insane,” the Norwegian Artist commented when I told him. “You … Continue reading

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Get ‘Em Drunk and They’ll Buy Anything

I’m not going to ask you if you’ve heard the sentence in the title, but I’d be curious to know how many times you’ve heard it. I’ve lost count. It’s one of those jokes along the lines of what dentists grit their teeth at, … Continue reading

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Garden Produce — To Can or Not to Can

In every relationship, there comes a point to be brutally honest with one another, and you and I, Dear Reader, have reached that point. There is something that you need to know about me. I don’t preserve produce from my … Continue reading

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Viggo Mortensen — Will You Drop By?

You won’t believe this, but yesterday I spoke with someone who knows someone who knows Viggo Mortensen’s (Aragorn, son of Arathorn, from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brother. The Norwegian Artist and I were in Sandpoint, Idaho, having driven 4 hours … Continue reading

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The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon

This has gone on long enough. It’s time to discuss the smiley face — :-) Isn’t it adorable? I confess that I just learned how to create it by reading an E-How article.  :-) I’ll stop now. I know you’re tired … Continue reading

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Christians: Please Stop Talking Like Weird People

So tell me, does this sentence sound normal to you? “In our efforts to live intentionally as an authentic community of believers, we seek out the small-group dynamics of passionate discipleship.” If you answered no, Thank God. If you answered … Continue reading

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