The Obama Administration’s Transgender Directive…

First and foremost, for the love of all that’s good, please read the actual letter rather than what the media (on either side) is reporting about it. I’ve uploaded to have available here to make that easier for you. Secondly, this post isn’t a response to the highly political directive, nor am I soliciting opinions on […]

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Why I’m Done with SmartWater…

I’ve been drinking SmartWater for a long, long time, and it was my primary non-Lacey-tap water supply. But no more. A few weeks ago, I’d noticed a change in the taste…what I could only describe as a slightly sour taste. Tried different bottles, different places. Sometime it was a little less, sometimes so much I […]

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The Absolute Best Birth Story Ever…

I’ve told the story dozens of times, and I’ll never get tired of it. Here I was, about to be a first-time dad (so, you know…a while ago), nervous and excited…and our time was, well…delayed by a very long and delayed labor, a pizza delivery, and a transfer from home to the hospital. So kind […]

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7 Things Killing the American Church from the Inside…

The American Church is on the decline. Stats have shown that it’s been happening for decades, but there’s been a steeper decline in the past 7 years. And while plenty of  the factors are external to the church, there are also many from within. Some of these have been on my mind for years (some […]

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Target’s Bigger Restroom Issue…

Target’s had a difficult week, in case you were hiding out in a cave and hadn’t noticed. On April 19th, they released a statement in reference to the political brouhaha in several states regarding transsexual use of bathrooms. It appears Target had apparently, in a bid to make quick, politically-correct political points in the presidential […]

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Literary Analysis, Critical Thinking, and…Breaking Bad

As the dad of a homeschooling, one-income family, I don’t often get (or take, for the sake of semantics) the opportunity to assign projects. But in my own high school experience, I had an amazing teacher (also was my debate coach) who taught the importance of critical thinking and literary analysis, and taught both exceedingly well with […]

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Yes, Christians *CAN* Vote for Trump…

First off: I’m not a Trump supporter. I’ve repeated this so many times in social media that I’m going to add as part of a standard disclaimer. Apologies of sorts to Philip Yancey, and other evangelicals who are utterly against Trump, as well as those who want to shame supporters: sorry not sorry. I’m not […]

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A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way…

Encouragement. We all need it. And we often don’t get nearly as much as we need in life…or, and this can be just as dangerous, we get from sources that aren’t headed the same direction in life that we want to be going. There are two daily sets of encouragement I get in email daily.  The […]

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Protests and Violence: My Story…

The year was 2003, and the left’s protest du jour was anti-war and pro-peace. But there was a significant undercurrent to the protests that was anything but peaceful, and just like the current sets of protests…focused on disruption, intimidation, even violence, and were thoroughly funded. How do I know, you ask? Well, aside from watching […]

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Review: AcTek Sundock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Disclaimer: I received this product for review. However, as always, this did not, and does not, affect my review. It’s not often I’m surprised by a product. But the AcTek Sundock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker did so on a couple of levels. I’d seen similar speakers show up in my Amazon feed before, but sort of […]

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