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August 2009 Archives

Move Over Joe Camel: The Pole Dance Doll is Marketing to a Little Girl Near You…

posted by Joan Ball

The question of societal morality has long centered around the question of age. “What happens in Vegas…” and “to each his own” arguments normally assume (whether true in reality or not) that the “what” is happening is among consenting adults. […]

Who’s the Saddest Person You Know?

posted by Joan Ball

With just days between now and back-to-school, its time to play catch up on a long list of have-to-dos and want-to-dos that were either lost or buried in the shuffle over the course of a very busy summer. Of course […]

Simple Thoughts on Self-Help, Faith and Economic Stimulus

posted by Joan Ball

I came across an NPR headline this morning that reads, “World Emerging From Deep Slump, But Can it Last?” The article points to economic indicators in Europe, Asia and the United States that hint at a possible end to the […]

The Fine Line Between Winding Down and Unraveling…

posted by Joan Ball

It shouldn’t have taken longer than a day or two to contemplate the driving pace I’ve been maintaining since January, slap myself on the hand for not putting into practice the balance lessons I’ve learned over the past 5 or […]

Previous Posts

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

posted 2:48:59pm Feb. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century?
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

posted 12:57:29pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Holy Saturday: Thoughts on Sacrifice
Woke this morning thinking about sacrifice and how infrequently most of us, myself included, actually sacrifice anything of true value to ourselves for God and others. Sure we give money to our favorite charities. But when is the last time we actually parted with money that would have gone to paying

posted 9:50:42am Apr. 23, 2011 | read full post »

Maundy Thursday: Inspirational Holy Week Stories for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections and inspirational Easter season

posted 9:51:07am Apr. 21, 2011 | read full post »

An Ordinary Holy Week Primer for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections on Palm Sunday, Fig Monday, Grea

posted 12:27:39am Apr. 19, 2011 | read full post »


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