Country living and the birds out back

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"O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures." - Psalm 104:24 (NLT) Jamie and I sat outside on our back patio one evening last week and watched a variety of birds visit our feeder. We also have a broken water spigot below the kitchen window that is creating a bird bath (and likely foundation damage). I also put up a picture of our windmill because...well, it's just a cool windmill.Not pictured: We also … [Read more...]

Slow Down, Log Off, And Mourn

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If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to keep up with everything happening everywhere, as commented on by everyone. All of us care deeply about what happened in Newtown. All of us care about how the family and friends of the victims are doing. All of us care that our nation responds in helpful, productive ways. It is human to care, and we are human.But none of us can process the amount of information we receive in one hour on Facebook, Twitter, and the various news and blog sites we follow. O … [Read more...]

Hmmmm…A Sportsman Vice President

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In three months we might have a sportsman for our vice president, and that thought thrills me.But I’m aware that it confuses many. Those who don’t hunt and fish tend to struggle with those who do. A man asked me two weeks ago, “Doesn’t it bother you that your favorite sports involve taking lives?"That’s a fair question, and because a sportsman has now been thrust into the political spotlight, I’d like to present a few thoughts about this odd activity that many of us enjoy. … [Read more...]


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