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Music Mondays

April 2, 2012

Music Mondays are a time I get to share my favorite music and songs. Please feel free to share your own.



My Teacher is Gone.

April 1, 2012

My family and I have been attending a wonderful little church for the past six years. We were invited by our friends who happened to also be the teaching pastor and wife, and founders, of this new church plant. I fell in love with the church; the people, the teaching, the fellowship, the life groups – everything screamed that God wanted us there.

As seasons come and go, our teaching pastor and his wife found that they were entering a new season, and so they decided that he should step down from the pulpit and focus on yet another project God had them begin. Being a person who relishes a tight nit family (and saw our church to be family), this was devastating to me. Not just because we were loosing such a wonderful teacher, but because a part of our family was leaving.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest: Homemade Children’s Mouthwash

May 3, 2010

We discovered that my son is especially susceptible to cavities with the suggestion from our dentist that the bacteria in his mouth is more “aggressive” than in other people. We are not fans of fluoridated dental mouthwashes so we made our own homemade mouthwash using Red Thyme essential oil. Read more…

The Christian Faith is Being Hijacked by Whom?

April 12, 2010

Can we fit the infallible Christ into our fallible political ideologies?

In his article, “The Hijacking of the Christian Faith by the Republican Party,” Daniel Arrey attempts to parallel Christianity with the principles set forth by the modern day Republican Party in  an attempt to discredit conservative Christians. Read more…

HR 2749 – An Act to Control the Food Supply and Penalize Even Gardners

June 17, 2009

Dear FDA: The American People can see through your smoke screen. You will not win!

On May 26, leading members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a discussion draft of the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (FSEA).  Committee members supporting FSEA include Chair Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chair Emeritus John Dingell (D-MI), Frank Pallone (D-NJ, Chair of the Health Subcommittee), and Bart Stupak (D-MI, Chair of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee). Read more…

Why Politics? Where Governing and Mothering Meet

June 12, 2009

I lead two lives …. my web life, and my “real” life. In my web life, I’m free to speak on the topics that I love with a certain amount of anonymity and where I know my speech will be welcome … or at least expected. In my web life, I talk about politics; next to my faith, politics is one of those topics that I enjoy talking to people about because it is the only thing that ensures (or violates) my right to believe how I choose. In my tangible life, I do not talk so much about politics – at least with my friends and family – because my relationships are more valuable to me. Of course, I will talk about politics if the invitation is given, but generally I don’t get into. Read more…

The “People” are Courting a Collective Sociopath!

June 10, 2009

After my latest journal post I am left wondering, “How can people just fall in line with the will of the government and obey like this.” I just had to put my thoughts down (in a vent), and in describing our government the first word that came to mind was “sociopath.” I was about to hit the “backspace” button and then decided to google it to see if maybe the government IS sociopathic. Here is what I found about the characteristics of a sociopath: Read more…