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Gratitude – what it is and isn’t

Ellen Painter Dollar has an excellent post on gratitude, how it is misunderstood, and what it should look like in the lives of God’s people: The danger for the Christian of today’s slickly marketed gratitude is that it tempts us … Continue reading

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He Gave Her the Number to the Rejection Hotline

[From the archives] *** Our son graduated college last May and is spending the year as a youth intern at a church here in town, so he’s living with us rather than trying to make his extremely meager salary cover … Continue reading

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Reproductive Technology Is Not A Dirty Word – Ellen Painter Dollar’s No Easy Choice

Family planning In vitro fertilization Preimplantation genetic diagnosis Familiar terms to some, mysterious processes for many. And then come more mysteries: Surrogate mothers forced by husbands to bear children for pay Egg donors lured by high pay for their ovaries’ … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Carry a Concealed Weapon

[From the archives.] *** [When I first became a judge, the Sheriff’s Sergeant in charge of courthouse security offered to qualify me on the shooting range for a concealed weapon permit and to help me pick out the right weapon … Continue reading

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Jesus Never Taught Self Defense

A few years ago, my wife and daughter took a self-defense class taught by the local police department. If anyone ever tries to hurt them I hope they can get away from the attacker. Same goes for my son. Even … Continue reading

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LSNED is One of My Favorite Words!

I love LSNED. No, I did not misspell the word “lends”, although I do like it when someone lends me a hand, lends me an ear, or lends me a tenner. LSNED reminds me that I Learn Something New Every … Continue reading

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Money Makes My Head Spin Around

[I wrote this for Ellen Painter Dollar’s blog last June, part of a series she ran on faith and money.] *** Cabaret has that wonderfully avaricious song, Money, Money: Money makes the world go around The world go around The … Continue reading

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I Gave Her the Number to the Rejection Hotline

Our son graduated college last May and is spending the year as a youth intern at a church here in town, so he’s living with us rather than trying to make his extremely meager salary cover a rent payment every … Continue reading

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