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The Power of a Friend in Anxiety Times

Two and a half years ago my father fell. He went into emergency neurosurgery at the age of 92 and eventually recovered, but that first month following the surgery  – the long stay in the ICU, then the hospital room, … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Share Writing on the Internet – a Lesson from Jane Austen on Plagiarism and Encouragement

Have you ever read someone’s blog or Facebook post, or perhaps even a short tweet, and thought it good enough to share? Please follow through on that thought. We appreciate it. But please do it in a way that encourages. … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary on the Blog!

And it all started five years ago today with a post called Risky Behavior. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. Here’s a look back on the past half decade. Coming To This … Continue reading

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Doing Good Can Be So Confusing

I’m Not a Pastor Apparently I confuse people. I don’t mean to, but I do. It becomes apparent mostly on line when someone writes that I should do something in particular, or I should refrain from saying something, or there’s … Continue reading

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What if I gave a party and nobody came? A look at 4 years of blogging:

4 years 1365 posts Thousands and thousands of comments And it all started with this post. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. You should be careful what parties you go to, though. … Continue reading

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When the Judge Gets Cross-Examined – my secrets revealed

[A lot of people ask me what it’s like being a trial court judge. The answers can be found in this interview Michelle Van Loon posted on her blog Pilgrim’s Road Trip back in 2013, and which she’s graciously allowed … Continue reading

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Christian Bloggers and Platform Building – when to say no

I went to a high school football game Friday night. We showed up in time to see the second half of the junior varsity game, the one with players from the school my wife works at. I hadn’t been to our … Continue reading

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Cara Meredith: “Everything I Ever Needed to Know in Parenting I Learned from Tim Fall” (a guest post)

[I begged Cara Meredith of “Be Mama, Be” to write a guest post. She did, sending me something I never expected: a beautiful Thank You Note that made me blush. She is quite an encourager as you will soon see. Everyone should be Cara’s … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Rule of Necessity

In law we have a doctrine called the Rule of Necessity. It’s applied rarely and narrowly. The rule allows cases that pose a conflict of interest for all judges to still be heard. In simple terms, if all judges are disqualified then any judge … Continue reading

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How To Be A Christian Blogger Who Rocks Social Media

In the movie School of Rock, Jack Black plays a rocker in between gigs who cons his way into a job teaching kids at an exclusive academy. Instead of math, science and history, he teaches them to rock. When he … Continue reading

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