Monthly Archives: January 2009

We are ok Our power was restored here around noon, and our town seems to be returning to normal. We did a little grocery shopping over at Food Giant and they had all hands on deck and a lot of customers. … Continue reading

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Desert Island Recordings

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Godspeed, Mr. President

America’s civilized and peaceful transfer of power. I have never watched this before, but I wasn’t going to miss this historic occasion. An inspiring speech which summoned so many themes and ideals that I admire. Now, can he do it? … Continue reading

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Coming together in pain and hope

I remember after Sept 11 2001 how the country came together in pain and patriotism, and now I am seeing a similar thing, but this time it’s hope and patriotism. We need these family reunions from time to time, I … Continue reading

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Bread Fever

Ever since I bought a pizza stone on our last trip to Nashville, I have been eager to put it to use making bread. Recent guests on public radio’s The Splendid Table described the easy breadmaking process they wrote about … Continue reading

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If a thing is worth doing…

My two oldest children grew up and became connoisseurs of various things: young-man things like beer and movies and music and old-man things like wine and spirits and fine dining.  In fact, as they’ve settled into their mid-to-late 20’s, they’ve … Continue reading

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In winter, a little encouragement…

“He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Growth takes time, but we know God is at work. Here we are in winter, and I’m taking down Christmas decorations today.  The … Continue reading

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Parent as Gentle Shepherd – updated

For parents of younger children — Molly in Alaska’s blog post called Gentle Shepherd Parenting: A Tale of Three Markers is not only a great post in itself, but also has generated interesting comments. For parents of older children — … Continue reading

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Would you like to see our wine list, Monsieur?

Coto de Imaz Rioja 2001 Reserva We had a glass of this Spanish wine with dinner at the Yellow Porch in Nashville and were so impressed with it that after dinner we picked up a bottle of it at the … Continue reading

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Reading & Singing Psalms

I’ve got a bad cough and the glass is definitely half empty.  Just saying it out loud like this makes me feel some better, however. I bumped into a helpful, straightforward article called How to Read the Psalms in case … Continue reading

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