Monthly Archives: June 2011

Front Porches

Richard H. Thomas write an article, From Porch to Patio. (Published in The Palimpsest, journal of the Iowa State Historical Society, in 1975), in which he explains how our American culture has changed since the 19th century from front porches … Continue reading

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The Sabbath

When at any time we are in trouble we should be more concerned about our sins, to get them pardoned, than about our afflictions, to get them removed. Matthew Henry Psalm 51 For the director of music. A psalm of … Continue reading

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E. B. White, Farmer and Writer

I never read Charlotte’s Web as a kid. Mrs. Parrish, the librarian at Featherbed Lane Elementary School did present the book to us. It had just been published and was getting all kinds of recognition. That was partly due to … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction A. Drama

The Bible is not a dogmatic handbook but a historical book full of dramatic interest. Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments When I got Michael Horton’s book  The Christian Faith A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, … Continue reading

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Architecture

Two assumptions are basic to understanding the role of architecture in our lives: first, domestic dwellings in their construction and design reflect the prevailing cultural notions of what a home should be; second, a house is not only a shelter, … Continue reading

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A Caregiver’s Worth

I knew I was valuable! For women, the total individual amount of lost wages due to leaving the labor force early because of caregiving responsibilities equals $142,693. The estimated impact of caregiving on lost Social Security benefits is $131,351. A … Continue reading

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Graduations and Commencement Speeches

Graduations are a special time. The president of my high school senior class made a campaign promise that our class of about 650 would graduate on campus. Our school was in the process of building an auditorium and we usually … Continue reading

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Stay Creative

This short video has some great ideas to help you be creative. What do you do to stay creative?

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The Sabbath

It was great condescension that He who was God should be made in the likeness of flesh; but much greater that He who was holy should be made in the likeness of sinful flesh. Matthew Henry Have this mind among … Continue reading

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Grammar and the Em Dash

Grammar has always fascinated me. In 7th grade when we starting diagramming sentences I loved it. Others cringed but I guess the visual part of me loved breaking down sentences that way. I taught third grade for years and would … Continue reading

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