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Thought Circus ::: Extraordinary Information About Our World | June 27, 2017

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The Flawed Christian Understanding of “Being Saved”

March 27, 2013 | 1

From the Christian New Testament, the book of Matthew, chapter 1, verse 21:

He will save his people from their sins.

Interesting, huh? It was to me, at least. When you hear Christians throw around the word “saved,” besides just … Read More

Work/Life Balance and The Myth of Multi-tasking

March 26, 2013 |

I’ve always been labeled as a multi-tasker, and it’s usually in reference to me being able to get a lot of different things done in relatively short periods of time. I’m going to be honest, I’m not a multi-tasker. I’m … Read More

92 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes (and Counting…)

March 21, 2013 | 1

Jessica and I are committed to running Grandma’s Marathon in June! It’s an annual marathon in Duluth, MN. She has ran one marathon before, but this will be the first one for me. We have approximately 92 days, 6 hours, … Read More

The Cure to All Our Ailments: Aloe, Rum, and…Jesus?

March 20, 2013 |

One of the more unusual experiences I had on my recent vacation was a tour of an aloe factory in Aruba. My dear husband and I hopped off our cruise ship at the Aruba port and willingly hopped … Read More

The People Around You Can Be Your Best Resource For Learning

March 19, 2013 | 2

I am a master woodworker. I am a renowned homebrewer. I am a professional guitarist. I am a published theologian. Here’s what a typical day looks like for me: I wake up early in the morning, walk into my home … Read More

Boredom Should Not Be In Your Dictionary

March 18, 2013 |

Recently, my dear husband John and I returned from a dreamy vacation on a Princess cruise ship. Gents, if you want to impress your wife with a bit of romance, take a tip from me and book a … Read More

My Black Heart

March 18, 2013 |

Today during church we watched a video about justice.

The narrator was fierce in tone and the questions hit me right to my core.

Is fighting justice even worth it?

If you think about everyone on this planet as your … Read More

What if I don’t want to eat vegan food? And other thoughts on doing it a second time.

March 18, 2013 |

In just a few months, I’ll be getting married.

For a second time.

Both my fiance and I have been previously married. Although the circumstances of our marriages were very different, they were the same in that they both ended.

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On Being Engaged: Pre-Wedding Thoughts

March 12, 2013 |

I first met my fiancĂ© in 12th grade. I was attending an arts high school in the northwestern part of the city, while he was going to school in the southeastern corner. We both frequented the same dimly-lit coffee shop … Read More

Unplugged Sundays: What A Break From Technology Is Teaching Me

March 11, 2013 | 4

“He doesn’t have his phone on him. He’s unplugged today,” she says to a friend at church with a smile.

I look over at her and smile. I shrug my shoulders and say, “Yep”. She looks back and her … Read More