Category Archives: holidays

Rodalena Recipes: Apple Pie

It’s quiet now. We’ve eaten our way through a ridiculous amount of sugary fattening things we attempt to avoid religiously the rest of the year, and had a marvelous feast on top of that, which included homemade apple pie.   All … Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Starbucks, the Evangelical Fringe, and Ephesians 4:32

Marketing, which is essentially communicating a message effectively, is an ever-evolving artistic science, especially at this time of year. (Y’all noticing that “this time of year” seems to sneak up on us faster every year? Me too, but I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, America, capitalism, Christianity, Christmas, Coffee, Controversy, cups, current events, faith, gratitude, holidays, Jesus, Kindness, Marketing, pop culture, religion, Starbucks, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Gush Gently

God help us all: Pinterest-y Christmases abound. Continue reading

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Gettysburg at 150

Some wounds are too deep to heal completely. Sometimes, people and countries must learn to live with their scars. Continue reading

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Rodalena Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

The world’s could very well end tomorrow. In light of that, there is only one appropriate thing to be concentrating on today… Continue reading

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Here’s to the Lefties, the Adaptable, the Weird, the Creative, the Intelligent. Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

There’s some stupid holidays in February… Continue reading

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