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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Crunchy Con Manifesto

I just started reading Crunchy Cons, by Rod Dreher, and I’ve enjoyed it so far after reading the first chapter (crunchy = granola eating; cons = conservatives). This book combines my upbringing as a “conservative” with many of the things … Continue reading

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Family Stories

I drove my  mom to the viewing of her great aunt here in Nashville yesterday. There was an informal service where various family members shared their memories and stories of Aunt Bonnie. For the most part, the group present were … Continue reading

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Voyage of the Dawn Treader

So, I finally finished the third book in the Narnia series, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and I’m ready for the movie!  Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite! Many modern day movie goers may not realize that C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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End of Semester Readings

I’m done with another semester!  There’s always such relief when I finish my last test for a class.  I took two classes this semester, and that’s probably the last time that I do that again.  It was a long and … Continue reading

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A God of Tender Care

Christian practice and ethics are rooted in the character of God.  We are created in his image, in his likeness, and we should strive to imitate his character.  His supreme character and goodness provides the perfect target for our behavior. As … Continue reading

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Psalm 1 Prayer

One of the things that I would like to do in this blog is focus on my devotional time with God.  I plan to write out some of my prayers that are based off of readings in Psalms.  Here’s my … Continue reading

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We the People

It’s not often that I get to listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio anymore.  He comes on when I’m at work, so by the time I get in my car, he’s off the air.  For those of you who … Continue reading

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Justice Class

I just recently finished teaching a Bible class at Broadmoor on Justice.  Teaching is one of my true enjoyments because it provides an opportunity for me to dig into the text.  The Justice class was a bit different for me. … Continue reading

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