Monthly Archives: January 2013

Seeing Me for Who I Really Am

Some people just aren’t who – or what – they are labeled. Take this young man, for instance: not a real judge (but he did end up in front of one soon enough!). Others are misrepresented on purpose but for … Continue reading

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God’s Lullaby

We were not one of those let-them-cry-it-out families. You know what I mean: if babies won’t go to sleep quietly then let them do it noisily. There are a lot of baby books that advise this, saying the child will eventually … Continue reading

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On Being Pregnant

If you saw that headline and thought “Oh my, Tim’s pregnant? How wonderful!”, I invite you to take another look at my picture above. Hollywood movies notwithstanding, I’ve got the wrong equipment to be in the delicate condition. Pregnant with … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? Mr. Gradgrind’s Literal Answers to Rhetorical Questions

A sample from one of my favorite internet posts ever: People commonly ask empty rhetorical questions that rarely receive any sort of sensible answer. When you have had your surfeit of poetical whimsy and are ready for some good, hard … Continue reading

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Singing Celts and Walk-in Tubs

The internet radio station I listen to at work is tuned in to a Celtic music station right now. Gaelic Storm, The Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, The Tossers, and a ton of people you’ve never heard of are on it. I … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – Google Oddities 2

Yahoo, Bing and Google seem to send a lot of people to my site who are probably looking for something else entirely, based on the search terms I’ve seen. Still, I thought it might be nice if I help those … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Women?

[This article first appeared at Nick McDonald’s The Radical Journey, a blog I wrote for occasionally last year before starting my own here.] *** Why Worry About Women? There are two types of women in this world: those I know … Continue reading

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Africa for Norway – getting compassion down cold!

Have you seen this parody of music fundraiser videos such as Live-Aid? It’s funny and clever and wise all at once: We are called to comfort others with compassion, to coming alongside others as God comes alongside us. (2 Cor. … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need the Cross of Christ?

Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is not itself love. Words … Continue reading

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God Sanctified A Railway Car – my story of salvation (part two)

[This is part two of my story of Christ entering my life. To come up to speed, you can read part one here.] Louise and Cathy told me that the place was run in an open bunk style and I … Continue reading

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