Author Archives: alanbeth

“Bethie Crocker”

What do you do when your husband buys a dozen too many apples that were on a great deal at Sam’s Club a week or two ago? That’s right: “when life hands you apples, make applesauce.”

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Four Questions

Today, I came across a secular article regarding four questions to ask of those who seek to “volunteer in Africa.” What I read there struck me as some pretty good advice from a secular perspective that overlaps with advice that … Continue reading

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Strolling

We have had a guest with us the past two days. He is a student from MBI from Cameron’s floor in the dorm. Brennan has been traveling over the two-week spring break, and on his way back to Chicago from … Continue reading

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Second Honeymoon – Part 3 (the spectacular, awesome, and inspiring conclusion)

At this point, both of you still reading this thread are probably gullible enough to get your hopes up for such a conclusion, so I figure I don’t have much to lose in describing it this way, other than your … Continue reading

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Second Honeymoon – Part 2 (the getaway)

Yes, we finally got our getaway. For the first time since we’ve had kids (and Cameron is pushing 19 years in less than 3 months), we were sans kids for four days. Our biggest concern? Not really the transmission. Would … Continue reading

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Second Honeymoon – Part 1 (Shifting Gears)

This past week brought us to a whole set of circumstances that are difficult to put into a homogeneous theme, and yet perhaps there is one to be found. A couple months ago we made a decision concerning an annual … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts I Relate To

About 10 years ago, we hosted a construction work team of about 5 guys who drove down here from Texas to work on the community center project. One of these men who I got to know for the first time … Continue reading

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