Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sticking Fathers’ Heads in the Sand

Let me start with a disclaimer.  The idea of an ostrich sticking it’s head in the sand is actually a myth.  But, sadly, the reality of fathers having their heads stuck in the sand is not.  Now, by that, I … Continue reading

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So, what’s your style of play? (Part 2)

Being of Swiss descent, I was particularly struck by this bit of insight regarding Team Switzerland.  Stark and Stark write, “The Swiss are nothing if not methodical, and they have methodically made the World Cup tournament for the second time … Continue reading

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So, what’s your style of play? (Part 1)

Some insight from World Cup soccer.  Steven D. Stark and Harrison Stark note in their book (see http://worldcupsoccervoice.blogspot.com/), World Cup 2010:  An Indispensible Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics, “With soccer intertwined with issues of national identity, the World Cup is … Continue reading

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“There’s nothing wrong with her ear…”

Please allow me to vent a moment.  I was walking with Hope this morning in a neighborhood across the street when we were stopped by a pickup truck from a local roofing company.  The men inside wanted to know if … Continue reading

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“More deeply stirring to my blood…”

I sat down and watched The Last of the Mohicans (1992) for the first time last week.  I’d been wanting to see it for two reasons.  First, I read the book (James Fenimore Cooper, published 1826) back in high school and seemed … Continue reading

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It’s not (just) that we can’t afford it

Loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength means (among other things) trusting and serving Him above all things.  That said, we have to really ask ourselves, “Well, what other things am I tempted to … Continue reading

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