Category Archives: acceptance

Do You Suspect That You Don’t Matter?

Truth drops into our laps when we¬†chit chat. During one such light conversation, a business colleague mentioned her frustration in dealing with a quasi-non-profit organization — ostensibly out to help small businesses — that runs just like a government bureaucracy. … Continue reading

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Housewives, Unemployed, and Other Invisible People

We live in a society that validates — or condemns — people based upon the title of their occupation, and how much they make doing it. To this end, we are conditioned to see people like doctors, lawyers, priests, U.S. … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the (American) Way, Truth, and Life?

It is not easy to live life on this planet. Most normal, ordinary human beings simply want to live — to love their family, feed that family, have time to be with and enjoy that family and their friends. But … Continue reading

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Desperately Trying to Fit in

I spent far too much time, as a child, desperately trying to fit in. It’s understandable, given that our school system — like our corporate office culture — is designed to homogenize people, reducing everyone’s individuality to a standardization of … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Sick — I’m Righteous”

Years ago, I was at a church family camp¬†function when a person new to the congregation sidled gently to my side and began chit chatting. Abruptly, she then said, “I don’t find this church particularly friendly. Do you?” Initially I … Continue reading

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She Danced by the Light of the Moon — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, She Danced by the Light of the Moon, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Individuality is something we like to pride ourselves on, and to this extent we seek out ways to … Continue reading

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Stop Attacking Yourself

Today’s article comes with a visual, two actually, as an encouragement to you to stop being so hard on yourself. We need to be reminded of this on a frequent basis, not only because so many people are prepared to … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Child Life’s Biggest Lesson

My mother did not homeschool me, but like most parents, she was a child’s first and best teacher, and throughout my public school education she filled in many, many gaps. Because of her, I know when to use “him and … 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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The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to give one on … Continue reading

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