Monthly Archives: August 2013

Feeling Like a Rich Person on a Normal Budget

Years ago, when my sister brought home prospective husband material to the family, she mentioned that the potential son-in-law liked butter on his bread. My mother was horrified. “Do you realize how much more expensive butter is than margarine?” she … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Child to Read

For two years, we lived as a family of six in a renovated barn while we built our house. Available living space was somewhat under 1200 square feet, with a chunk of that devoted to the Norwegian Artist’s office — … Continue reading

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How to — Not — Evangelize

I drive a Honda Fit. It’s a great little car, and more than once random strangers have approached me and asked about gas mileage, maneuverability, and cost; I show them how the back seats go up and down to create … Continue reading

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Recipe: Yukon Gold “French Fries”

Who doesn’t love French Fries? But who doesn’t also know that they don’t really qualify as the day’s vegetable — I mean, soaked in grease and dripping with calories. But fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and Yukon … Continue reading

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Excellence, Not Perfection

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “I like to think that Santa is really really good at what he does, but he doesn’t worry about perfection. If there is a … Continue reading

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Affordable Back to School Shopping

Every month of the year demands its big chunks of spending — December has Christmas, April taxes, July hamburger and briquettes. August ushers us into the new school year, and whether or not the clothing from last year fits, its … Continue reading

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Why Do You Homeschool?

Why do you homeschool? It’s a good question to ask, because why you do it in the first place will ultimately determine how you go about it. Years ago, we lived in a town where there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Do Christians Use the F-Word?

I thought the title might get your attention, and in answer to the question, which actually should look more like this: Can you use the F-Word and still be a Christian? I’d say, I sure hope so, or I’m toast, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mock Pesto Garden Green Sauce over Ravioli

When I say that this sauce is green, I mean that it’s green — kale, collards, basil, oregano, and rosemary bumble and jumble together to make a mock pesto that tastes phenomenal over pasta, in this case, ravioli. It doesn’t hurt that … Continue reading

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Conquering Your Learning Curve

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “Last week we talked about getting frustrated (Frustration is Crucial). This week let’s talk about your learning curve. “We’ve all seen those bell-shaped curve diagrams, … Continue reading

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