Monthly Archives: August 2011

mining our fears…

The news in the Midwest this week garnered scant space in the national headlines but nonetheless put a chill in the thick August air. A message of terror was loud and clear for not-white and/or not-straight Americans in the heartland. … Continue reading

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re-entry whiplash… learning new choices for happiness

As our family’s first full week back in the autumn routine hits Friday, I confess to feeling whiplash. After the delight of an extended time off together, we are back in the world of alarm clocks, rushed showers, and dashes … Continue reading

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With a name like Evangelical, we find ourselves with a lot of explaining to do.

Michelle Bachmann (Minnesota) is taking the media by storm as the presidential race unofficially unfolds in the court of public opinion. Based on her status as an evangelical, the electorate expects a particular set of responses to an array of … Continue reading

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Sorry, Cuz… it’s a Jesus thing.

The recent shenanigans in Washington engendered interesting conversations at dining room tables and brought new challenges to Facebook friendships. Perhaps it needs to be said that “friend” in the land of Facebook really means “connection”. While many of my Facebook … Continue reading

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