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We Loved The World But Could Not Stay (After Ted Kooser)

We loved the world but could not stay, Our hearts were not strong enough To keep us tethered to the ground, but Instead we hurried along all our days Unable to pause and root ourselves Further in the earth, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Grandchild, This Is Me

Dear Grandchild, This Is Me, by Waterbrook [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Multnomah Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I have no children (to say nothing of grandchildren), I found this particular project … Continue reading

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Book Review: Protecting Your Child From Predators

Protecting Your Child From Predators:  How To Recognize And Respond To Sexual Danger, by Beth Robinson, EdD and Latayne C. Scott, PhD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was David Conceived In Sin?

Earlier today I received a text message from a friend of mine who had a question about something that David had said in Psalm 51:5, which says:  “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Saxons, Vikings, And Celts

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts:  The Genetic Roots Of Britain And Ireland, by Bryan Sykes, read by Dick Hill For the most part this is an enjoyable book.  The author is in charge of Oxford Ancestors, one of the many companies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pregnancy Day By Day

Pregnancy Day By Day, edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott This was an uncomfortable book to read, and it seems deliberately so.  In reading this book I had all kinds of questions, and they were not necessarily the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel One of the hazards of choosing certain book reading challenges to do is that one ends up reading the sort of books that lead people to ask questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cribsheet

Cribsheet:  A Data-Driven Guide To Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth To Preschool, by Emily Oster One of the most notable things that this book reveals, perhaps to the disadvantage of the author, is that in many aspects of parenting … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7)

A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7), by Lindsey Davis Reading this book is like having an enjoyable conversation with an old friend where one hears what she has been up to since you talked to her last.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis, by J.D. Vance Intriguingly enough, I first became familiar with this book through a large volume of leftist rants that sought to tear this book apart.  Finding the attempted … Continue reading

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