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Me Versus the Yellow Jackets

“This is my house, and I have to defend it!” ~Kevin McCallister (Home Alone). Last weekend, while blowing leaves into pleasant little piles, I was assaulted by a group of mini-kamikazes known as yellow jackets! A week later, I was … Continue reading

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Woohoo! I Got a New Hedge Trimmer!

Our front and back yards desperately need trimming: I’ve been using the old-fashioned method, and it’s just not that effective. So, I bought a new hedge trimmer! Here’s me Before, and me Now: I’m so excited! Here’s a bush I … Continue reading

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“Doing Church” at Home

Yesterday, my wife and I propped ourselves up on a pew (bed) and tuned into an online worship service. This is how people “do church” in 2020 QA (the Quarantine Age). But it wasn’t new to us. Back in the … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

Originally posted on My Way Home:
So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it’s no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture. On the…

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Parenting Illustrated

Raising a Toddler: Raising a Teenager: Parent’s School Experience: Child’s School Experience: Parent’s Goals for Teenager: Teenager’s Goals: Off to College! After College: Any Questions?

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Home for the Holidays

Our daughter flew home for the holidays yesterday.

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The Wishing Map 53

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Thirteen: Domestic Blitz Previously: Zack and Gina returned home, wounded and bruised, having promised to send the mysterious Objects (currently…

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The Wishing Map 42

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Ten: Lost… (Continued) Previously: After being mistakenly celebrated as a great warrior princess and given a mansion to live in,…

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Home is Where the Odd Is

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”  ~Charles M. Schulz Man, those 80’s boomboxes were big!  This real house in Fafe, Portugal has a built in sound system that exclusively … Continue reading

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Ticket to Heaven?

Real faith, life-changing faith, isn’t legal, it’s relational. So if you’re asking, “How do I get into heaven?” you’re asking the wrong question. Heaven is God’s home, as it were, and the way to “get in” isn’t to pick the … Continue reading

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