Monthly Archives: October 2010

The humor of asking for advice on the internet

Social networking can be many things – fun, helpful, frightening and weird – but sometimes it’s just funny. I read a lot of parenting sites to look for gems to share on PARENtEEN, something I started for Christian parents of teenagers some years ago.  Yesterday, I decided to solicit from advice from other moms on […]

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And the answer is…

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you’ll remember that I had a trip planned which I came to realize may not have the blessing of God.  (Read the whole post here.) I surrendered it to God, and up until yesterday afternoon, it appeared He was ok with it.  Then the bottom fell […]

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7 things I’ve learned as a Vikings fan

On September 4, 1993, my husband and I took our wedding vows.  One of his vows (though not in the ceremony) was to convert me from a Minnesota Vikings fan to a Green Bay Packers fan.  I think he thought it would be easy, now that I was living in Wisconsin. Seventeen years later, I’m […]

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Everybody wants to be a rock star

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”  Colossians 3:23-24 Ask five kids what they want to be when they grow up. […]

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Do we need to ask God’s permission?

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”  Proverbs 16:9 “Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive.”  1 Corinthians 10:23 I haven’t seen my favorite cousins in over three years.  I say “cousins”, but they are more like sisters […]

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Do we choose to be foggy?

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”  John 12:46 Fall weather has made its appearance in Wisconsin, and that means the sun takes a little longer to appear each morning.  This morning was particularly dark, as there was a shroud of […]

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