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Does It Matter, The Clothes We Wear?

There’s something about three-piece suits that seems so civilized. Think of the average James Bond movie, in which all sorts of people are shot and blown up — the bad guys, that is — and James remains unruffled, dignified, and full … Continue reading

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Don’t Give up Your Saturdays

The story of the painting, Saturday by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: Especially in today’s world, not everyone’s weekend falls on Saturday. But the concept of Saturday — a day, or at least a portion of it, that … Continue reading

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Big Business Christianity

As Christians, we talk, and think, a lot like office workers: We are intentional. We are dynamic. We are community. We work as a team and we are family. We pursue excellence. We focus on numbers — those sitting in … Continue reading

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Mindless, Meaningless Phrases We Repeat

Life in the world of men consists of partial statements, misinformation, disinformation, and 95 percent of the truth mixed in with 5 percent of the lie, and the winner of the game is the one who recognizes this and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Alone Does Not Mean Lonely; and Lonely Does Not Mean Loser

I live in a society that is desperately afraid of being alone. So alarmed are we of solitude that we define normalcy by how many groups we belong to: “I go to church, Sunday School, and small groups.” “I volunteer through our … Continue reading

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Spiritual Abuse

Years ago in my little town, there was a restaurant that was known not for the quality of its food (above average), the ambiance of its surroundings (cheap chic), or the professionalism of its staff (non-existent). It was famous, and wildly … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Christianity

In our younger years, prior to children, the Norwegian Artist and I traveled through and lived in South America, where our most fervent hope was that we would be thought to be Canadians, Danes, Australians, or anything other than Americans, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thai Stir Fry Steak Salad

I love Thai food, at least my Polish American version of it. A real Thai person, cooking real Thai food, would probably be horrified, but my family tells me that what they taste from my kitchen shares flavors with what … Continue reading

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Three Horses: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Three Horses, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: There is always a sense of, “All is right with the world,” when you pass by a group of horses grazing in a meadow. The pace … Continue reading

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Lady in Waiting — The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting, Lady in Waiting, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The sheer exuberance of color — vibrant, pulsating lavender set against warm, glowing oranges — is the backdrop for a quiet moment at … Continue reading

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