Category Archives: Culture

Glimpses of Destiny

I don’t really believe in personal destiny. I believe in making choices, and the Divine Providence who knew what choices I would make long before I came to be. Without getting into an enormous theological discussion about destiny, allow me … Continue reading

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Where My Fathers Died

I’ve been digging. It’s healthy, I think, to want to know where we come from, who our ancestors are, what our heritage is. I have always been interested in family history, but it has been especially weighing on my heart … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck & Yoda

I mean no disrespect to Beck…or to Yoda…but I just have to say it. Whenever I watch Beck and he says something like, “America, if you don’t get it yet…you will,” it reminds me of the scene in Yoda’s cave … Continue reading

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Star Wars Day

I can think of no better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than to share with you the greatest video of all time. Bonus SemBlog Points, today only. 1,500 bonus points if you say it (“may the fourth be with … Continue reading

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Entitlement & Fundraising

This morning, a young man knocked on my door asking for pop cans and bottles to raise money for his youth group trip. We don’t have any cans or bottles right now, but I asked about his youth group and … Continue reading

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Affirmation

It happens seldom but it must be acknowledged. I will be speaking with someone, and I will be consumed with the feeling that she is waiting for me to affirm her value and purpose.  Maybe it is provoked by something … Continue reading

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Why Toilet Paper?

Jennifer asks the question on her blog. This is a story. She was thirteen years old, struggling as all girls do to make sense of her life and her own self. Her world was crumbling. Her grandfather–the only father figure … Continue reading

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