Hope

  • Grace Notes

    Grace Notes #6

    By on July 16, 2017

    I am furthering my ongoing goal of appreciating such a continuous, overflowing abundance of random good. I’ve even taken...

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  • It hovers in dark corners before the lights are turned on, it shakes sleep from its eyes and drops from mushroom gills,

    Hope (Poem by Lisel Mueller)

    By on July 11, 2017

    It hovers in dark corners before the lights are turned on, it shakes sleep from its eyes and drops from mushroom gills,

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  • I Missed You! (The Blog is Back)

    By on July 6, 2017

    What happened is that after 9.5 years of blogging everyday, this site grew too large for our (affordable) server....

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  • Happy Fourth of July with Links

    Happy Fourth of July with Links

    By on July 4, 2017

    We had a quiet day here, reading on the front porch while the Firecracker Race runs by, chatting by...

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  • refuse to be homogenized

    Refuse to be Homogenized

    By on June 25, 2017

    It takes courage to stand one’s ground against homogeneous thinking—thinking that simply melds into what everyone else is thinking.

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  • Sharing Ramadan

    Sharing Ramadan

    By on June 20, 2017

    The whole event was a great way to open up to the community, build relationships, and remove misinformation and...

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  • Human Thought Must Conform to Truth

    Human Thought Must Conform to Truth

    By on June 17, 2017

    Truth is universal, impartial, supreme. It can’t be divided up, nor curated into one selective brand of reality. Neither...

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  • How Goldfish Got Their Smiles

    How Goldfish Got Their Smiles

    By on June 11, 2017

    It pleases me beyond reason that I actually know the person that had enough vision, faith, and fun to...

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  • Sunday School Lessons from Joseph

    Sunday School Lessons from Joseph

    By on June 5, 2017

    Here were some of the lessons from this story we discussed in Sunday School:

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  • The impeded stream is the one that sings

    Singing Around Obstacles (Two Poems, Same Brilliant Analogy)

    By on June 4, 2017

    I love the metaphor both of these pieces utilize. Indeed, take heart! "The impeded stream is the one that...

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  • Hillbilly Elegy book review

    Hillbilly Elegy (Book Review)

    By on May 26, 2017

    David Brooks of the New York Times calls this book "essential reading for this moment in history." I agree,...

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  • Little Princes (Book Review)

    Little Princes (Book Review)

    By on May 19, 2017

    It is always good to read about good prevailing over evil, as well as the resiliency of children even...

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