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The Happiness Of Leah

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a split-sermon given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, March 19, 2022.] I hope you are all having a happy and blessed Sabbath day today. Do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wisdom Of The Last Farmer

Wisdom Of The Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies From The Land, by David Mas Masumoto This book is no more than half of an interesting conversation that one can find between authors like this one and authors like Victor Davis Hanson … Continue reading

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The Household Codes

[Note: This is a prepared text to the Bible study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on October, 20, 2021.] Today I would like to talk to you about a subject that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unexpecting

Unexpecting: Real Talk On Pregnancy Loss, by Rachel Lewis [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book is about a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Praying Mom

Praying Mom: Making Prayer The First And Best Response To Motherhood, by Brooke McGlothlin [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] If … Continue reading

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Book Review: Preparing To Blend

Preparing To Blend: The Couple’s Guide To Becoming A Smart Stepfamily, by Ron L. Deal [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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On The Missing Links Between Genetic Genealogy And Traditional Genealogy

One of the hobbies that I spend far more time doing than writing about is examining my genetic genealogical relationship to others. Sometimes this means finding out how I am a distant cousin to strangers whose family roots are immensely … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Tree Guide To DNA Testing And Genetic Genealogy

The Family Tree Guide To DNA Testing And Genetic Genealogy, by Blaine T. Bettinger The world of genetic genealogy is one that is changing rapidly and has over the past few years and it is hard to imagine that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s In His Kiss

It’s In His Kiss, by Julia Quinn Having come near the end of my self-imposed project to read the Bridgerton novels, I look forward to not having to read more Julia Quinn novels at some near date. That is not … Continue reading

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Proposals For Solving A Brick Wall #1: A Genetic Genealogy Project

I have written before [1] about this particular issue, the most recent brick wall in my own family history. Considering the sort of stories I hear about people who struggle to find their ancestors, I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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