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January 17, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters Recently a close unmarried friend asked me about her struggle with Facebook. In the process of answering her question, I was reminded how much her struggle is my own. She wrote: I was off Facebook completely for a few years, but I rejoined this spring when I was unemployed. I decided I...
January 14, 2014 By Steve Watters
by Steve Watters Sludge. It’s the sticky, gooey, too-thick-to-walk-through stuff that floats on polluted, oily water. And it’s the word we use to describe much of our lives as parents. It’s what we feel walking through our home at the end of the day, as the house that was clean at 6:00 a.m. now feels...
January 11, 2014 By CBMW Guest
by Timothy Paul Jones Cosmic combat occurs every Friday morning at a coffee shop a few blocks from my home. If you happened to be ordering your mocha latte during this episode of intergalactic warfare, you might not even notice. Neither arms nor armor can be seen at the epicenter of this celestial struggle. No...
December 30, 2013 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters Q: Recently my near-two-year-old son and I were talking about how he’ll have to give up his crib when the baby we’re expecting arrives. “When the baby’s born, he’ll sleep in the crib,” I said. “No, I sleep the crib,” he said. We talked about how the crib is for babies and...
December 18, 2013 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters It was T-minus-30 till our small group would descend on our just-decorated family room for a Christmas party. With only the punch to make, table to set and brownies to bake, cool and cut, I was feeling fairly optimistic about being able to get the final details in place before the first...
December 16, 2013 By CBMW Guest
by Joshua Crutchfield Have you ever taken a trip to a place you were once very familiar with, only to discover that the place has completely changed? Over time, land once filled with trees, streams, and wildlife is now filled with shops, parking lots, and people buying things. Each time I go home to visit...