June 2014

The Primitive Verbs of Psalm 37

June 30, 2014

Psalm 37 has become a favorite of mine over the past couple of weeks. I have read this passage again and again, trying to brand the words into my brain. It is an ode to the triumph of good against evil, a song which says, in my words, “Don’t become angry, stressed out, jealous, or fearful of those who work evil and talk against God. …

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The History and Art of Dress Up in my Family

June 23, 2014

In my family, dress up has long been an intricate and enjoyable art. Here is a little of our dress-up history, as well as a few tips on how to dress up well. Early Dress Up Dora and Jennie, my two oldest sisters, began it. Here they are, dressed as old ladies. For old lady dress up, powdered hair and glasses worn low on the …

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Why I Would Sell Everything to Buy a Field

June 16, 2014

When I was a little girl, nighttime shadows were large around me, and I imagined spirits and demons against the wall. Bible passages and revival meeting preachers had painted vivid pictures in my mind of the horrors of hell, and I was afraid of dying and going there. I did not know how to be a Christian, and I was afraid to ask. Lonely and …

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