Category Archives: simple living

When Being Frugal Becomes Non-Christian

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38 The last few weeks, I have been itinerantly cleaning the home … Continue reading

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Defining Success

“If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42) When I was in college, I endured¬†an extremely unhappy and bitter professor who, as … Continue reading

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None of Our Children Attended Harvard

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition.” Colossians 2:8 We successfully homeschooled four kids. They’re all decent adults, capable of thinking for themselves, independently minded, cognizant that nothing in … Continue reading

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Arizona Memories

The story of the painting, Arizona Memories, by Steve Henderson at Steve Henderson Fine Art. Childhood memories are ethereal, and while firmly and solidly entrenched in the mind of the person who lived them, they are difficult to communicate, visually, … Continue reading

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Just How Equal Are We in Our Society?

I live in a theoretically egalitarian society. I say theoretically because, although the Declaration of Independence which we, in my¬†country, purport to honor, accept, and abide by (along with the Constitution of the United States) avers that “all men are … Continue reading

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Other Humans Are Not Our Servants

It is a universal truth that people who like the Jane Austen book, Pride and Prejudice, frequently go beyond mere “like” to excessive admiration. One of my own daughters is just such a fan, revisiting the story in book, movie, … Continue reading

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The Lies We’re Told

Deception is fascinating. At base, deception is simply lying, which doesn’t sound so mysterious and awesome, but truly good deception is done in such a way that the people accepting the lies, think that they are believing the truth. Deception … Continue reading

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Inside, We’re All Beautiful

The story of The Girl in the Copper Dress (3), original oil painting and licensed print by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: She is a dancer. Lithe, graceful, comely, The Girl in a Copper Dress turns every … Continue reading

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Blind Obedience

Years ago, a woman proudly described to me what her husband had said about her: “He said I was very strong-willed,” she commented, “and that I needed to be more obedient.” After figuring out that she wasn’t referring to the … Continue reading

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Looking for Things That Are Worth Finding

The story of the painting, Eyrie, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: We live in a world that little appreciates the value and worth of solitude. Our days consist of the busyness of commerce, and while one … Continue reading

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