Category Archives: Faith, Family, and Culture

Beach Forecast ~ Dangerous Currents

It’s finally hot again and beach season is beginning. Days at the beach for a small-town country boy like me were rare, and by “rare,” I mean only a handful in the whole course of my developmental years. The few … Continue reading

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A Non-Hallmark Mother’s Day, Part 2 ~ Guest Post by Mary Mack

I hope you were able to check out Part 1 of this week’s two-part guest post yesterday, but if you missed it, please give it a read in conjunction with today’s edition. As we announced in yesterday’s introduction to our … Continue reading

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Prelude to a Non-Hallmark Mother’s Day ~ Part I, Guest Post by Beckie Lindsey

Our Mother’s Day edition this year isn’t going to be one of those “feel-good, shed-a-nostalgic-tear-or-two-about-mom” kinds of articles. We won’t be inspiring any new Hallmark cards this time around. Instead, we want to use this wonderful celebration of motherhood to … Continue reading

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Acquired Tastes ~ Godliness vs. Garbage

“But I don’t like that stuff, Ma,” I growled, knowing that this was another war of wills that I was not likely to win, but, after all, it was self-defense. My grandma–normally the sweetest, most considerate soul you’d ever want … Continue reading

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Surviving a Pre-Dawn Raid

“PRE-DAWN RAID” . . . That’s a pretty ominous sounding term, isn’t it? Santa Claus reportedly performs pre-dawn invasions of private residences, but it’s different. He’s accused of gobbling up cookies, hot chocolate, fruit cake, and leftovers that might be … Continue reading

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A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures. Whether the statement was really … Continue reading

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