Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tell Me What’s It All For, If You’re Not Terrified To Fail

It must be candidly admitted that some of us, myself included, have the tendency to take ourselves far too seriously, or at least far more seriously than our modest achievements and complicated natures deserve to be taken.  As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Chocolate-Covered Cashews, by Wiley Baxter [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] This book is one that leaves one wanting more.  In fact, calling it a book may be a … Continue reading

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Book Review: True Faith And Allegiance

True Faith And Allegiance:  A Story Of Service And Sacrifice In War And Peace, by Alberto R. Gonzales [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] When one decides to … Continue reading

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A Domino Falls

One of my more intriguing tasks in the morning every day at work is to listen to the people who call in and say they will be absent or late because of unplanned or unforeseen circumstances.  It may not come … Continue reading

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Book Review: Change

Change:  How To Remain A Strong Leader During Your Church’s Transition, by Janice Stinnett [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] It is difficult to know whether a book like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carnival Mirrors

Carnival Mirrors, by Patricia Lyon [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] There are some people who should not be encouraged to become heresiologists in the manner of, say, Irenaeus. … Continue reading

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We May Make It Through The War If We Make It Through The Night

As someone who has tried to say as little about the 2016 political campaign as possible [1], I have nonetheless found that those around me are at least waking up to the political campaign for all of its horrors.  Among … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Robinson Method Of Breeding Squabs

The Robinson Method Of Breeding Squabs:  A Full Account Of The New Methods And Secrets Of The Most Successful Handler Of Pigeons In America, by Elmer Rice There is something immensely pleasurable about reading a short and immensely practical book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Butel’s Simply Southwestern

Jane Butel’s Simply Southwestern:  Authentic Recipes For Enduring Traditions, by Jane Butel [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Turner Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.] If you like Southwestern cuisine even a little, you will … Continue reading

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The Providence Of A Friendly Author

One of the occupational hazards of writing frequently on biblical subjects is the fact that one’s writing attracts a great deal of commentary from people who have not even bothered to read what is written but are simply looking for … Continue reading

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