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faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail. Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid...
5/10/13 at 12:08 AM faith fridays: when i die... 5/27/11 at 12:00 AM
faith fridays: a christian's response to a terrorist's death 5/6/11 at 12:00 AM
Was it a “Good” Friday?
Unlike most Holy Weeks in my past, I have been traveling and focusing on things like college visits, family time, anddriving. As a pastors wife, Holy Week tends to be one in which our family focuses m...
3/29/13 at 6:30 AM Grief Pangs 3/6/13 at 8:02 AM
Nine Years… 6/13/12 at 7:30 AM
Smoking Increases Strokes and Death
Today I actually saw a bum empty out all the cigarettes onto the side walk from the cigarette holder. He actuallydumpedit all on the sidewalk. If you are addicted you will do whatever you can to fix y...
3/17/13 at 4:48 PM
Recall on Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths
Four Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers a...
12/28/12 at 11:00 AM Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks 12/26/12 at 12:23 PM
Reported Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R Us 10/4/12 at 10:00 PM
Death Star moon Mimas meets its twin in Tethys
I originally planned a book review on a new asteroid book today but decided to hold off a couple days because of little time and other plans. Don't worry, it'll arrive in this space shortly. For fun...
12/16/12 at 8:19 PM Let me be blunt for a moment 4/16/11 at 11:57 AM
Three Bridges Gone, Two collapsed, One dead
There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life....
11/6/12 at 9:07 AM
Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a...
3/24/12 at 9:04 AM
Rep. Franson video brings death threats
ByAl Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press Comments that Rep. Mary Franson made about food stamps on a Friday video sparked a barrage of complaints even death threats. The backlash was so threatenin...
3/5/12 at 6:32 PM Bill allows family to care for dead 3/17/10 at 1:39 PM
The Poor Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates
In a news report from the American Cancer Society has found that since the 1990's death rates from breast cancer are higher among poorer women. Screening rates could be one potential factor. In 2008, ...
10/6/11 at 8:53 AM Medical Causes of Death 11/11/10 at 7:16 AM
A Terrible Time In History 6/7/10 at 3:00 PM
Okay, so reader Noel wants to know some backstory about yesterday's post. Question #1: When did the swing dancing take place? I started off my dancing experiences at 4-H and FFA dances. Guess what t...
6/21/11 at 2:56 PM
Unsung Heroes at Work
www.TheVBI.com Have you ever lost a friend, family member, or co-worker? Most of us have experienced separation and death in some way and the impact is a very personal thing. The recent accidental d...
3/16/11 at 12:07 PM
Her mother was dying, and her husband's brain was swelling and bleeding. During these two different times of crisis, Carol Matson of St. Croix Falls , Wis. , knew she was not alone. She shares her sto...
1/24/11 at 9:13 AM Peaceful pyrotechnics 11/10/10 at 9:24 AM
The White Bat
As I sat in my home office writing a story that wanted to be told, the winged creature darted down from the ceiling and disrupted my flow of thoughts. Each time he swooped, I swatted him out of my way...
1/20/11 at 2:07 PM Resist the Urge 11/8/10 at 9:49 PM
I like it when my wife dries her hair. The floors in our house creak, so it is very hard to sneak up upon Lisa except when my approach is disguised by the noise of her blow dryer. I like to creep up...
10/29/10 at 11:48 AM
Gays in the 'hood, 2
One of the many reasons my yard will always look better than yours is that in spite of near death experiences every year (for both me and the plant) I'm still not afraid to radically prune something...
10/3/10 at 9:43 AM