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How do you do Community: The Hoped For Gathering

“How do you do community?” Asked a sister to me recently; she’d been burned by more than one ‘community’ when she didn’t live up to their local standard of holiness. She asked me because for the last year or so, … Continue reading

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DIY guide to DIY guides

I think every father goes through a period—or they should—of assessing the things they want to teach their children. Further, if a son imitates the father, then the one who teaches is the father. But does the ‘train up a … Continue reading

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The Law and the Prophets were until John…?

“Luk 16:16  The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. “  This verse has been used to tell me that Torah is past. Of course, … Continue reading

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One of the Funniest Jokes is Indignation Over Climate Change Deniers

To let the wind out of some sails. I actually think climate change is happening; I just think a combination of we don’t really know why (and not the version of that you imagine), and SUV’s and coal are just … Continue reading

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What If God Really Has Given You Everything You Need?

Looking at a slope of ground that would make a perfect garden, if only it weren’t a slope . . . over the course of a couple years, I envisioned a set of tiers held by a cinder block wall, … Continue reading

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Halacha vs. Torah

Recently I stumbled upon a group of orthodox Jewish followers of Yeshua Messiah, jerusalemcouncil.org. And it didn’t take me long to realize these guys have definitely benefited from an orthodox instruction. Having said that some things bothered me, namely a strong leaning … Continue reading

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How Edenic-Mutts might help us live Torah Observant

Couple months back . . . well, I guess it would have been six or more . . . I was at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Ken Ham ‘happened’ to be there. A nice treat as I always enjoy … Continue reading

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Co-sleeping

If you want to have a knock down drag out fight, one of the most efficient means is to give parenting advice. So this is not advice. (Checks all of the exits. Assesses most vicious looking parent in the area). … Continue reading

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Modesty

When I look at modesty (haha, pun!), I find that there are more varied aspects than seem to be accounted for in the popular use of the word. Modesty: The principle appears to me to be about humility, an expression of … Continue reading

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Dear Nature, stop looking at me like I owe you money

I see these short ads from some international conservation group. And while I am far more ‘environmentalist’ than I once was, just for fun I will point out the ways this ad annoys me. #1 The female narrator–ahem, the condescending, … Continue reading

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