Monthly Archives: March 2011

For this is right

In a letter to the believers in the city of Ephesus, the apostle Paul instructs the children to obey their parents, “for this is right.” To do something because it is the right thing to do is what we teach … Continue reading

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James loves to play piano

James finished Level 1B of the Alfred Premier Piano Course on Friday and was promoted to Level 2A as you can see from the certificate below signed by his most excellent teacher. I’m posting this here mostly for his families … Continue reading

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The mandating of loving your neighbor

I wrote these thoughts as a “Note” at Facebook nearly two years ago. I was thinking about it again today and thought I would share it here. Let me know what you think. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ When people express their distaste for … Continue reading

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For signs and for seasons

God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years…”

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My spring birds!

I heard them! I heard them! My first birds of spring. I can’t see them, but I hear them greeting the sun. I haven’t heard any birdsong for months and months except the occasional Canada geese and Jack’s phone when … Continue reading

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Super Full Moon

Here’s the NASA explanation of it. All I knew was that it was going to look different and cool and I wanted to see it. Sunset came and no moon. The sky was too overcast. And then friends were posting … Continue reading

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Utopia finale Part 1- “No Unnecessary Labor”

However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. This is the final sentence of Utopia. It mirrors my sentiments as well. I found several things that … Continue reading

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Teach them to obey

One of the very best life lessons I’ve ever learned occurred when James was just becoming a toddler. We were at my mother’s farm when James took off running across the yard.  Being concerned for his safety, I instinctively ran … Continue reading

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Learning geography

Learned a lot about the rivers and cities of the US midwest and southwest last fall as James filled in this map a little bit each week to go along with our reading of Tree in the Trail. Got pretty … Continue reading

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James gives the scoop on a couple of Caravaggio works

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