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Posted by on Feb 18, 2008 in Misc | 1 comment

Lincoln’s Inaguration

NPR posted photographs and a story today that are enough to make us marvel. How far we’ve come as a nation since 1865 when Abraham Lincoln swore to uphold the Constitution a second time. In 143 years, we’ve paved Pennsylvania Avenue (which was muddy in these photographs). We’ve integrated schools and then segregated them again by “white flight.” We traded in the Mason-Dixon line for a civil war of values that rages out of control. 680,000 fathers, brothers, and sons were killed during the War Between the States. More than 28 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. We were a divided nation then. We are a divided nation now with TV analysts finding a visual cue (red and blue states) to make better video and to pigeon-hole and label us. On President’s Day, as we celebrate Lincoln and others, can we look at ourselves? I’m asking myself, “In what areas do I need to take personal responsibility to make my home, my street, my community, my...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2008 in Misc | 0 comments

Dry Erase Wall

When I worked for FamilyLife, I had a great office. Windows to the outside. Windows to the inside hallway. And, the best blessing of all: a door. We used bathroom wallboard from Home Depot to create an entire wall for my brainstorming. They made a near perfect dry erase board. There were plastic caps over some screws and stripping to cover the gap between the boards. The wall was hard to clean well and I went through many bottles of Windex and other cleaners to keep a sheen on the wall and keep a good surface for markers. What I really wanted was this: Markee Paint. I can’t wait to cover a wall with this...

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