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This is the part where I turn off the lights. I’m taking a break from the blog and most forms of social media — including twitter — starting today through New Year’s. Why? Because I want to. And because I […]

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I posted a best/worst Christmas list last year and have decided to do another one for this year…but with all-new, culturally relevant bests and worsts. The long wait is over, friends. ———— Best update of How the Grinch Stole Christmas: […]

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I’m relying on you for today’s post by asking two simple questions: ———- 1) What is your favorite personal and/or family Christmas tradition? 2) What is your strangest or most unique Christmas tradition? ———- Ready? Go. (My answers to these […]

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Over the centuries, goats have gotten a bad rap. In the Old Testament, a goat was used as a representation of people’s sins (the “scapegoat“). In the New Testament, when Jesus talked about separating “the sheep and the goats,” it […]

As promised, I’m taking a break from the Interwebs for the remainder of the year. It’s been a great past couple of months here at the blog and I’m looking forward to 2010. In the meantime, enjoy this smattering of […]

Everybody has their own tastes in Christmas ornaments. We have two trees at our house. One is a smaller tree and is filled with ornaments our kids have created over the years. They get to decorate this one all on […]

Let’s do something fun. If today’s blog post is interesting at all, it will be up to you. Why? Because I want you to finish the following sentences in the comments section. ————- 1. The first Christmas present I remember […]

So yesterday I spent a lot of my day being annoyed with Focus on the Family. I have mixed feelings about them as an organization. Through publications like Boundless and the now-defunct TrueU (I have written for both), they provide […]

It’s the first day of December, so I thought I’d make a Christmas best and worst list. Because people like lists, and because I am people. Best Traditional Christmas Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem Beautiful melody and lovely lyrics […]

One of my former TrueU editors, the current ski bum Matthew H. John, reminded me last week about an article I wrote last Christmas for the now defunct webmag. It was called “My Favorite Christmas Story” and it’s about a […]

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