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“If you leave church, how will you fellowship?”

When a person decides to leave a group, any group, the general response from those left behind is to pressure the dissenter into staying. And the most powerful argument tends to be along these lines: “But how will you interact with other … Continue reading

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The False Promotion — and Real Demotion — of the Family

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of wholeheartedly believing two opposite statements, cleverly presented, simultaneously. Take the concept of family, for example. For years, the government and mass media systems have been promoting the message that “family is dysfunctional,” … Continue reading

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Autumn Dance: The Story of This Painting

Autumn Dance: The Story of this Painting by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve — Autumn is a season of transition, and one of its best aspects is also its worst: one day, it can be bone-chilling cold, … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating Together

One of the things you learn, when you set out to live the simple life, is this: It’s really simpler than you think. You don’t need to join an Encouragement Group, or fill out a series of charts, or buy … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Why Society Needs You, Desperately

You wouldn’t think that people who let their kids study math, in jammies, at the dining room table, would be revolutionary giants, but you are. Even if you’re one of those more, um, organized and slightly less relaxed families that … Continue reading

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Why I — a Christian — Celebrate Halloween

It’s okay to hate Halloween. Lots of Christians do, because they feel that the day’s pagan roots are so dreadful, there’s no room for celebration, compromise, or wiggle room. It’s also okay to love Halloween, and I’m one of those … Continue reading

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Family Ties

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: Dysfunctional families, and relationships, exist, simply because anytime you throw human beings in the mix, problems will arise. But we focus so much … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer Grandparents — We do it our way

Like a lot of people our age, the Norwegian Artist and I are on the tail end of raising one set of kids when we find ourselves presented with the next generation, with which we interact on a deeper level than a weekly play date at the park.

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The Dog Ate My (extremely expensive, Italian leather, got them on sale) Sandals

I might also add that Ruby the Repulsive Rat Dog exhibits a literal taste for expensive footwear as well, and thanks to her sharp teeth, has reduced my $14.95 find of the century to masticated pulp. Continue reading

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Sleeping Felines and Why They’re So Important

It’s amazing what you can learn by sitting on the porch all afternoon, watching the cats. Like this: cats sleep a lot. What is it — 18, 19 hours a day? I can understand why lions get exhausted, what with … Continue reading

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