Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Resolutions 2011

Jessica and I were discussing our New Year’s resolutions for the year. I feel ambivalent about New Year’s resolutions, as do many people I guess. There’s something inside us that yearns to better ourselves, to put away bad habits, and … Continue reading

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Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie

A previous post on the symbolism in the the Voyage of the Dawn Treader book can be found here. Now that I’ve seen the movie, I thought that I would provide some additional comments. The movie hit all of the … Continue reading

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Crunchy Con Introduction

I think I have mentioned that I am reading through Crunchy Cons, by Rod Dreher, right now.  I’m about 2/3 done, and it has been a fun read.  I thought that the chapter headings might make for some interesting posts. … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Prayer

My 2 year old daughter’s prayer consisted of the following tonight: Dear God! (said emphatically with a pause afterwards) Thankoo for food, mommy, daddy, sister, Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1st and 2nd Samuel (we’ve been going over the … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer

The following verses are short, but they provide ample material for deep reflection on prayer: The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (James 5:16b). 16 Rejoice always,  17 pray without ceasing,  18 give thanks … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Day

It’s Christmas morning, and all through the house, few creatures are stirring in Mama D’s house. I thought that I would take this time to jot down a few words before the Christmas chaos begins. Christmas truly is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Weightier Matters

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others (Matt. … Continue reading

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