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that the future may learn from the past

That’s the slogan of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – an organization that runs a living museum, which mostly means people get to dress up in britches and waistcoats and wigs and corsets and tell stories about the Brits. “There is no future until we settle our past” – another great quote, this time from the Chronicles… Continue reading that the future may learn from the past

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questions for Christians

(Say that ten times fast) Why do Christians so quickly become judge and jury? We all cling to the few verses in scripture that use the words “discern” or “admonish” and other verbs that get us in so much trouble. Why are we so quick to want to throw books at people, let alone stones?… Continue reading questions for Christians

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From prisoners to poets

“Why place inmates at a site with a breathtaking view of the confluence of the James and Warwick rivers, unless one were trying to rehabilitate prisoners into poets?” Why indeed! This quote comes from a 1991 Daily Press editorial on the Newport News City prison farm, a sizeable piece of property run by the City… Continue reading From prisoners to poets

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paying your tab, or, how I don’t owe anything for grace

“If you can imagine enjoying God, instead of trying to repay him, then you can imagine grace.” – Max Lucado My parents treat Rob, Naomi, and me to lunch every Sunday after church. They’ve been doing this since I moved here to Virginia. I don’t think I could even begin to quantify how much money they… Continue reading paying your tab, or, how I don’t owe anything for grace

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My husband wishes I had tattoos

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2014/05/03/my-wife-has-tattoos/ I’m not really going to criticize a post like this because I believe his intentions were good. No, great. I’m sure in his head he was thinking how good God’s grace and love is, how it is reflected beautifully through marriage, and how beautiful his wife dressed in white truly is. But I think… Continue reading My husband wishes I had tattoos