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Just a Piece of Paper?

On December 31, 2020, Posted by , In George's Blog, marriage, quotes, By , , With No Comments

“Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.” — W. H. Auden

Listening, Learning to See, Finding a Voice

“When I was young enough to still spend a long time buttoning my shoes in the morning, I’d listen toward the hall:  Daddy upstairs was shaving in the bathroom and Mother downstairs was frying the bacon.  They would begin whistling back and forth to each other up and down the…

Remembering Childhood

On December 30, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Imagination, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With No Comments

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised…

Being in God’s Presence

On December 29, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Christian living, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“…for we are being prepared for the playground of heaven.”

Teach Children to Laugh and Play

“He that plays when he is a child will play when he is a man.” John Wesley

“For the end of imagination is harmony [and] the one who justly estimates the imagination is anxious to develop its operation in the child.”—George MacDonald

“For the end of imagination is harmony.  A right imagination, being the reflex of the creation, will fall in with the divine order of things as the highest form of its own operation; ‘will tune its instrument here at the door’ to the divine harmonies within; will be content alone…

Light of Light

On December 5, 2017, Posted by , In Christmas, counseling philosophy, George's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” -Matthew 4:16 At the beginning of his ministry Jesus echoed these words prophesied by Isaiah 700 years earlier.  In them Jesus proclaimed the…

We Need a Shepherd

On December 3, 2016, Posted by , In Christmas, By , With No Comments

There seems to be no lack of opinion among our fellow citizens as to what is the best way forward for our society if the recent presidential campaign is any indication. Most of us are exhausted from the back and forth that took place for many months leading up to…

People Are Not Machines

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In George's Blog, quotes, With No Comments

“In desperate times we are tempted to go for the quick answer and the efficient solution.  But the quick answer is almost always the oversimplified answer, leaving out all the complexities of actual truth; the efficient solution is almost always the depersonalized solution, for persons take a lot of time…


On August 9, 2016, Posted by , In parenting, By , With No Comments

We live in a world in which popular culture enjoys many avenues for influencing our children. Television, movies, and the internet not only entertain but also convey a constant array of messages as to what the world considers normal and desirable. Cell phones and social media fuel a network of…