Category Archives: humor

Dear Me: About Kids and Faith

“And that ends round 2 between Jesus of Nazareth and Voldemort of Great Britain!” – Johnathan Durbin Dear Me, OK, let’s take a break from 1Corinthians to talk about the expectations you have about your kids’ faith in the Jesus … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: Night of IKEA

(OK, yes, this post is pretty long – about double my usual length – but the experience documented below felt much, much longer) I’ve been putting off writing about this because to do so I am forced to relive the … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: Scrapbooking

OK, so I don’t scrapbook. Never saw the point.  Not only did I not have the time when the kids were growing up, but there was NO WAY I could have justified it to Troy, my thrifty Scotsman. “Hey baby, I’m going … Continue reading

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Dear Me, About Patience Part Two

“Love is Patient.” 1Corinthians 13:4 “There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: impatience and laziness.” – Franz Kafka Dear Me, So, its 4pm Christmas Eve 1996 and the entire extended family will be descending upon your home … Continue reading

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Dear Me, about PMS…

“Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.” – Rosanne Barr Dear Me, PMS is viewed as the bane of the existence of most every woman … Continue reading

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Dear Me, About Dinner Parties…

Dear Me, Dinner parties are scary.  They really, really are.  You are setting yourself up to be judged as a homemaker, hostess, cook and woman in general.  It’s a lot of pressure, but when you know what you’re doing, they … Continue reading

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