Silence Speaks: What You Say When You Say Nothing At All

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We think when we say nothing at all that we are, in fact, saying nothing.But silence speaks when inteSee what I mean?You weren't quite sure what to do with that abrupt silence were you? I was just starting a sentence -- or was I? Had I made a mistake? Was I getting sloppy with my editing? Had I fallen and couldn't get back up?I don't know exactly what you may have thought, but I'll bet your first reaction wasn't a positive one. Silence Speaks. So, true confession. I've … [Read more...]

State of the Union: Why Not a State of Your Faith Address?

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Tonight President Obama will share his take on the State of our Union here in the United States.We pretty much know how it will happen. Everyone will squeeze in to a room far too small to hold them. The President will make his grand entrance so that those who camped out by the aisle that morning can be seen shaking his hand as if they were old friends. Everyone who matters will already have the complete text of his speech long before he gives it. Teleprompters will scroll text, attendees … [Read more...]

How to Stop Lying and Speak the Truth — to Yourself

Ok. I admit it. I’m a liar. Or am I? Funny thing about liars. No one believes them even when they do tell the truth. Which I am doing right now. I think. If only I could stop lying -- to myself. Photo via http://www.tiffanydow.com/blog/liar-liar-pants-on-fire/ Here’s my problem. I am quite conscientious about speaking the truth to others – to you, for example. I’d put up with a lot of hurt to speak the truth to you. That’s not the problem. It’s when I talk to myself – inside, where no one else ca … [Read more...]

See How to Easily Schedule a Weekend Marriage Retreat

Like most guys, I don't like asking for directions. But when it comes to my marriage, I don't mind getting pointers.If I'm going to invest the time and money in a marriage retreat, I want the relaxing and transforming weekend I posted about here.Photo via http://stjohns-savage.org/612841.ihtmlMany friends have asked about the details of the schedule. How exactly do you schedule your time on a weekend marriage retreat? I suppose there are a lot of ways you could do it, but, for what it's … [Read more...]

Immigration Reform 2.0: I Want to Believe

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When it comes to immigration reform, I want to believe. I really do.I want to believe that the latest efforts at immigration reform -- call it immigration reform 2.0 -- will actually do something to help the 5 million children trapped in limbo within our society. And since we just celebrated School Choice Week last week, we should note that most of them end up in the very worst schools.I want to believe that our political leaders might actually reach a solution that dismantles the labor … [Read more...]

Prayer: How to Get the Greatest Return on Your Investment

If you had invested in gold a decade ago -- and some of you did -- you'd be pretty happy with the return on that investment. It may even have given you the greatest return of any investment you've ever made. So far. And that's too bad.Every day we turn down an investment with a guaranteed rate of return beyond our wildest imaginations -- with a value far greater than gold. We turn down the opportunity to put God to work through the power of prayer. When we say that prayer puts God to work, it … [Read more...]

School Choice: The Internet, College Education, and the Local Church

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National School Choice Week 2013, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, shines a spotlight on the need for education opportunities for all. In only its third year, this bipartisan, grassroots effort features more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states. This is a guest post be Amanda Sanchez, an integral part of the CaCHE movement exploring how to connect college education, the Internet, and local churches around the world.While school vouchers, alternative educational options, and tax … [Read more...]

See Why Parents Choose School Choice in Ohio

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National School Choice Week 2013, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, shines a spotlight on the need for education opportunities for all. In only its third year, this bipartisan, grassroots effort features more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states.This is a guest post by Sarah Pechan of School Choice Ohio. You can connect with them on Twitter & Facebook. This week in Columbus, Ohio, parents from across the city came to explore their school options at a community “school sh … [Read more...]


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