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Are We Afraid of Our Own Government?

I have a cat named Xena the Warrior Princess, which is a diverting misnomer because she is one of the timidest animals alive. Admittedly, as far as staying alive, running away from trouble is a successful stratagem for Xena, who spends her days concealed in the bushes, … Continue reading

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Bad Choices, New Age Advice, and God’s Mercy

Tough love. It’s an oxymoronic — or maybe just moronic — psychological phrase that has crept its way into Christian thought. We’ve been told it’s the solution to codependent relationships, another psychophrase bandied about more frequently than words like grace, mercy, charity, … Continue reading

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Afraid to Pray for Patience

The Christian existence is filled with ludicrously shortsighted sayings that sound funny when we first hear them (too often, from the pulpit), but ultimately result in the weakening of our faith and approach to the throne of God. Like this … Continue reading

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Christianity Lessons from Facebook

You know, some days it’s best not to talk, write, make eye contact, or communicate in any fashion at all. If you have a teenaged daughter in your life, you’re painfully aware of how quickly a controversial statement, like “Good … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Young Children

On a regular basis, I troll through various Facebook pages (“troll” is a such a nicer word than “stalk”) and run into post after post that looks like this: “I am homeschooling my five-year-old for kindergarten this year and I … 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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“Overwhelmed” Is Not the New Normal

Lately I’ve been wandering through various food, family, and homeschooling Facebook and blog sites, and the word “overwhelmed,” is showing up entirely too much. Like this: “I am homeschooling a five-year-old and I have a toddler and a new baby. … Continue reading

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Facebook: Sometimes I Like It, Sometimes I Don’t

So many people want me to like them, I feel as if I were back in high school or junior high. Thank God I’m not; once was enough. This time around’s a little different though. Instead of being accosted in … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Hair Day and I Can Do Anything!

I know that some people spend hours to get this messy look, but seriously, it only takes seconds. Of course, it doesn’t look stylistically messy, the same way true minimal makeup doesn’t look like artistically applied minimal makeup, but either you have time for breakfast or you have deliberately premeditated, artlessly unstructured hair. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Everyone: Bring Out the Cocoa and Turn Off the Phones

While I have no sugarplum illusions that cyber activity will cease over Christmas Day (and yes, I realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas), I sincerely hope that people look forward to the 2011 New Year as a fresh opportunity to connect and re-connect with family, friends, and potential friends in a myriad of ways: Facebook, great; e-mail, quick and free; Twitter, rapid-fire updates; texting — please, not when you’re driving.

Marrying well with these communication methods are a personal note on nice stationary to a friend, an evening glass of wine with the spouse, a game of cards with a sibling, serious time with a quality book just by oneself. No phone, no Ipod, no Blackberry, no laptop, no electronics.

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