July 2015

Pie in the Sky…When You Die…

July 27, 2015

A guest post by Joel Stoltzfus:  *** The expression “pie in the sky” is used to describe an impractical idea.  It originated in the lyrics of the song, “The Preacher and the Slave,” that was written to the tune of a popular Christian hymn: Long-haired preachers come out every night, Try to tell you what’s wrong and what’s right; But when asked how ’bout something …

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3 Ways to Make Friends with your Children – Part 3

July 20, 2015

Cheerfulness Mom gave me a journal once, green with red and yellow swirls, that says: “Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive.” –Johann Richter It seems to me that when speaking of children and friendship, with all our high-sounding talk of Love and Sacrifice and Discipline and Spending Time, we sometimes forget this one small and basic principle, akin to kindness and grandmother …

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3 Ways to Make Friends with your Children, Part 2

July 13, 2015

Honest Imperfection I dislike perfect people. Always have. No matter how hard I myself may try to be smart, steady, kind, thoughtful, calm, collected, spiritual, loving, organized, and always right, I resent it when I see too many of these qualities in another individual. Or maybe it is my perception that they see these qualities in themselves that I resent. If they are blithely unaware …

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