Monthly Archives: May 2013

Schoolish Thoughts: Hey, Jen Hatmaker!

One of the greatest perks of homeschooling is The End-of-the-Year-Fade-Out. Continue reading

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Writing About Politics

Being a responsible, informed, and engaged American citizen isn’t easy. Continue reading

Posted in America, Art, Calvin & Hobbes, Conservatism, current events, Empathy, Freedom, honesty, hope, Liberalism, Personal Responsibility, politics, pop culture, War on Terror, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The New Phonebook

This kind of completely mindless perseverance should be lauded. Continue reading

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A ragamuffin knows he’s only a beggar at the door of God’s mercy. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Contemporary Christian Music, courage, faith, loneliness, movies, Music, Rich Mullins | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Focus Power

For Oklahoma, for Zach’s family, and for you and me… Continue reading

Posted in America, beauty, Cancer, childhood, Community, courage, current events, death, Empathy, Encouragement, Grief, happiness, Life Lessons, Music, Natural Disasters, politics, Spiritual Growth, Storms, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Houston’s Secret Success

Houston’s bidding for Super Bowl LI, so I thought I’d help make the case. Continue reading

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Jodi Arias and the Problem of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Jodi Arias wants to die. Continue reading

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Rodalena Recipes: Amazing Avodado Dip

I stole this recipe from my sister… Continue reading

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My Biblical Heroes: Martha’s Faith

When he died Again It was so much worse. We wrapped him in burial cloths Again, But not as tightly, And our faithful hearts winked. We placed him in the tomb Again And we wept new tears as we sealed … Continue reading

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Mama Tried

It’s not the easiest holiday, Mother’s Day. It is a conjurer of hard truths, Bandages ripped off scabbed wounds Again. But, There is this book that I can’t open This precious truth that tells me that Even though she wasn’t … Continue reading

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