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Keith Green and the Jesus Movement

A Keith Green movie is in the works.  (Thanks to Paul Wilkinson for posting links to information and discussion.) Keith Green and his music and his Last Days Ministries were an integral part of the Jesus Movement in California.  I lived a bit north of Southern California where so much of the music started, but the music and the movement…

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Wallowing in gratitude

When we lived in Michigan, our older kids raised pigs for 4-H.  For five or six years, every spring meant an excursion to a local pig farm to buy one piglet per child, plus one for the freezer.  By “piglet,” I do not mean a baby-sized infant pig, all pinkness and innocence. I mean a muddy, muscular, opinionated beast, weighing…

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The Bronté action figures

This is too funny not to share.  Thanks to Karen Campbell at True Womanhood for this one: The Bronté sisters action figures. If only they were real!  But according to Phil Lord and Chris Miller on YouTube, “This was a fake commercial we made in 1998 for a series of educational shorts about action figures based on historical figures. Its…

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Love of the very best kind

Eric Pazdziora’s post on Hillary McFarland’s blog has brought back a special memory for me.  It’s a little off-topic from Eric’s post, maybe, but not by much. A few years ago, I was at Pensacola with a handful of other authors for a writing retreat.  We had the run of a gorgeous beach house for the weekend, thanks to a…

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Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk

The Internet Monk has gone home. Michael Spencer’s online writings have affected me deeply from the first day I discovered them.  They’ve always pointed me toward the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope the fellows of the Boarshead Tavern will keep the place open and continue to honor the way Michael  loved and honored Jesus.  I’ll be praying that the…

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Real Christianity

I’ve been trying to post another installment of our tour through the links on my blogroll, but somehow the drafts keep vanishing into cyberspace. For today, I’ll just direct your attention to my friend Sherrie Lord, whose most recent post about real Christianity is  much better than anything I could have come up with. Follow her link to the Internet…

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I’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do

I’d like to explain why my blog includes links to some sites that link to other sites that might be considered decidedly un-Christian. I’m a Christian.  I’ve been exposed to a variety of denominations, but the age-old Apostles’ Creed will serve as my statement of faith. I’m a former homeschooling mom.  We home-schooled our kids all the way through.  The…

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Praying for Michael Spencer

I’ve started this half a dozen times now, trying to find the right words.  There just aren’t any. Please, pray for Michael Spencer, his wife Denise, and their children Clay and Noel.  There’s an update here at Internet Monk. Nobody has encouraged me in my faith more than Michael has, and I’ve never met the man. Our loss will be…

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No greater sorrow: the Pearls’ legacy

Today I’m veering off my usual track of book-related subjects and mindless miscellany because I want to tackle a disturbing topic. First, let me say that I’m a fairly conservative Christian and a veteran home-school mom who “graduated” from homeschooling only last year.  That doesn’t mean I’ve been isolated.  I have friends of assorted persuasions, whether we’re talking about theology,…

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Dumb question of the day: Pets or no?

I couldn’t think of a blessed thing to post today, so I asked my husband to give me an idea or a question. His instant reply:  “To be or not to be a pet-owner? That is the question.” I’ll give you a little background on why that particular topic should leap to his mind.  We’ve had a lot of critters…

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