Monthly Archives: August 2015

Prelude: #ChooseJoy

Chances are good that you’ve experienced enough of life to know that it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.  We live in a broken world which seems to be getting more and more out of hand.  But there is hope.  Our … Continue reading

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#Whole: 1st Century Content / 21st Century Media

I had my own radio station when I was a kid.  My broadcast equipment included a microphone, mixer, and a tape deck from Radio Shack.  I even used my initials as call letters: WRAD.  By age 10, I sent a cassette several states away to … Continue reading

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Song of Songs is in the Lectionary this Week…

Lullabies are for babies. Sesame Street tunes are for little kids.  One Direction is for confused older children.  And then there’s Song of Songs, written exclusively for adults.  Lyrics of love, romance, and even a bit of eroticism.  If God’s … Continue reading

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StayCation day 5

Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend.  We’re working during the weekend — on having a vacation, that is.  A StayCation carries right on to Saturday.  Mark my words. Day 5 Visited: A family birthday party at Devil’s Lake.  Oh, don’t let the name “Devil’s Lake” … Continue reading

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StayCation day 4

A portmanteau is a blending of two individual words to communicate an efficient relational context.  A motel is a hotel for motorists.  When someone says ginormous, they’re smooshing gigantic + enormous.  As it turns out, we’re on a vacation of defiance.  Most people … Continue reading

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StayCation day 3

Our family is on vacation.  Our nifty plane was without foodservice and flotation devices because our plane is actually a 2002 Ford Expedition that flies.  I mean, rusts.   That’s right: Michigan.  Why travel abroad when there’s so much to see … Continue reading

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StayCation day 2

Our family is on vacation.  Paris, perhaps?  Non. Germany? Nein! Rather than travel abroad, we’re vacationing right where we live, right here in beautiful Southwest Michigan, where we don’t have to worry about passports and exchange rates.  Money spent on travel and lodging is … Continue reading

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StayCation day 1

Our family is going on vacation. We’re visiting beautiful Southwest Michigan. We’re staying at the Where We Live-Inn, dba Where We Livin’.  All the sites that draw others to this place will draw us, too. It’s not often that a … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary (hashtag marriage, hashtag love, hashtag annoyed)

Emily and I have been married now for 14 blissful years!  Well… we’ve been married for 13.5 blissful years and married for 14 years total.  This is an estimate, but that’s okay, since the gift for this particular anniversary is vague … Continue reading

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August Pledge

I’ve noticed that the month of August, like so many of our fine months, is a good month to do things. One friend of mine is avoiding all social media this month, which means that they won’t see this until … Continue reading

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