As I read through Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place again with my thirteen year old daughter, the incredible suffering many experienced during the holocaust of World War II humbled me once more. Sometimes it can be challenging in our comfortable worlds to remember how blessed we are. Visiting the Dallas Holocaust Museum is a…

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I’ve been spending time with a true southern lady recently, and she’s reminded me of the importance of sending thank you notes. However it can often be challenging to come up with quality content to fill a card. I’ve found that asking good questions to generate ideas can make this process simple for the sender…

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Of Aristotle’s Five Common Topics, Comparison has always been the easiest for me. Perhaps it is because I grew up comparing things, whether good or bad, all of my life. This summer I led a seminar in using the topic of Comparison to generate ideas for an entire paper. The topic of Comparison generates a…

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I love the pace of summer. Even though we generally have a variety of different events that mess up the routine, the overall pace of summer is restful. The sun slows me down, invites me to soak in its goodness, and reminds me of God’s faithfulness. Sometimes we need reminding of these truths that seemed…

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