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    When Not to Call 911

    By on March 19, 2009

    I am my church’s representative to our local clergy association.  We had our meeting yesterday and I wanted to...

  • Abandoning Self-Interest

    By on March 13, 2009

    This sounds like heresy and sacrilege in our society.  But it is a foundational Christian concept that if correctly...

  • Discouraged About Not Getting Enough Creative Time?

    By on March 11, 2009

    I have a homeschooling friend that is frustrated.  She said recently , “I don’t have enough creative time for...

  • Thoughts About Cross Pollination of Ideas and Butterfly Chasing

    By on March 2, 2009

    Alexander Graham Bell was attempting to invent a hearing aid.  Columbus was trying to get to India.  Post-its were...

  • The Christian Science Monitor: Ready for the Next 100 Years

    By on February 18, 2009

    The Christian Science Monitor just celebrated its 100th birthday last fall as a respected international daily newspaper.  It is...

  • Images of Valentine’s Day from Our House to Yours

    By on February 14, 2009

    Enjoy these Valentine’s Photos from previous years at our house and enjoy making happy memories today with your loved...

  • Second Annual Empress Brunch

    By on February 6, 2009

    A friend of mine also has an early February birthday, so we have fun celebrating together during this birthday...

  • Today’s “Tuesday Teatime”

    By on February 3, 2009

    My twelve year old daughter is doing something called “Brave Writer” as part of her homeschooling curriculum which includes...

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    Two Words for the New Year

    By on January 30, 2009

    Instead of a formal New Year's Resolution, I have decided on two words I need to focus on this...

  • Quote on Perspective from Steve Jobs

    By on January 16, 2009

    My friend Fred emailed me the following quote from Steven Jobs, chairman of Apple Computer, who two days ago...

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    I Made This Wreath

    By on January 10, 2009

    There are many memories attached to our Christmas decorations. This pine cone wreath I made is one of them....

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    Modesty: The New Revolution

    By on January 6, 2009

    Wendy Shalit, author, discusses the contrasts between the sexual repression in the 1960’s with the sexual pressure of today....