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Commonplace Blogging

Before the internet craze of blogging we wrote our thoughts down in something called a journal. Or a diary maybe. But it was for your eyes only, no worries of nasty comments from people you’ve never met–or kudos either. There is a comfort in putting pen to paper, capturing thoughts in space and time with the confinement of the written word is challenging and exhilarating. This article (and my other passion) got me thinking about … read on, my friend…

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We are history

History to many people seems like a dusty book that you bring out and teach your kids when you have to meet state requirements or because you “have to.” History is not that at all. It is not a stale timeline or disjointed facts from long ago. It’s alive and it’s happening all around you right now. History, or His Story, is going on every second the clock is ticking. Yesterday is history, is it … read on, my friend…

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Raising good cooks: part one

When it comes to preparing your children (daughters and sons) for adulthood, kitchen skills can be a little overwhelming. All that goes into keeping a good kitchen is daunting, especially if you are a perfectionist or feel you lack skills in this area. Pick recipes from a favorite cookbook or family album and get to practicing. Part one in this series is a list of recipes. A good cook does not need a hundred recipes. … read on, my friend…

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The case for excellence part 2

Excellence is not a light switch. It’s not something that you wake up one day and you suddenly are, like a birthday. It’s more like getting grey hair; it happens one strand at a time. The process of excellence is important. Like a baby chick must struggle to shed its shell, the struggle to learn is necessary and rewarding. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect … read on, my friend…

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The Case for Excellence part 1

In American society today there  seems to be an allergy to excellence, at least to the Christian idea of excellence. On the one hand you have children afraid to look “smart” in front of their peers. and on the other we have the Martha Stewarts working hard to convince us that perfection is possible. Kids are texting and losing what little grammar skills they may have once possessed while they try hard to be “gangsta.” … read on, my friend…

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Spirit of excellence in notebooks

(my apologies in advance for this long post. It was impossible to shorten it.) At our Bible principles group we had a question about notebooks and excellence and what exactly should be required. I liked the response so much I asked permission to post it. Question: I have a question about notebooking… how much do we insist that this be their very best work? I am almost certain one would not find messy notebooks from … read on, my friend…

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