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Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus
This and other posts on our site may be affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, we make a small commission and it doesn't cost you anything extra. The headlines are pretty alarming, "Authorities Threaten to Kill Pets," "I Was So Scared," and "Coronavirus death toll rises above 2000 worldwide." Kids are…
Valentine’s Day Freebie
Sometimes, romantic holidays suffer from expectations so high that we're easily offended, drawn into arguments, or just end up sullen and irritable. Who wants romance to turn into disappointment? That's why it's helped us to have a plan. We're so tired and distracted that if we don't plan the time we have together, it tends…
What To Watch (Out For) During The Big Game
How would you like to earn $186,000 per second? All you have to do is sell one 30-second commercial break during the 2020 Super Bowl telecast. That's what the Fox Network is charging - $5.6 million per half-minute. Now, if you were going to spend that much money ... you'd probably want to make a…
Interesting Books 2019
This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them to purchase, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I’m a pretty avid reader. It’s part of my daily routine, and longer periods on vacation. Several years ago I started keeping a list of books I’d finished during the year; to…
It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A review of the new Tom Hanks movie In 1998, an investigative reporter for Esquire magazine was assigned to do a profile of the TV legend, Mister Rogers. That reporter had a well-earned reputation for keen, biting cynicism, and the magazine’s editors thought it might be interesting to have their most hard-edged reporter writing a…
Christmas Savings Continue!
We love Christmas so much! The sights, the smells, the flavors all remind us of the joy of the Incarnation - when God became flesh and lived among us so that He could become the sacrifice for our sins. We love giving gifts because we've been given the greatest gift of all - salvation! We…
Movie Review: Apollo 11
I’m a fan of historical films (see my reviews of They Shall Not Grow Old and Darkest Hour). I had read some sharp criticism of last year’s dramatization First Man and didn’t see it, but Melanie and I had a recent “date afternoon” and watched the purely documentary Apollo 11 at a local IMAX theater.…
Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
With its prequels having resolved their own struggles, and the Netflix show adding little to the world, the series finale How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World seemed to offer little more than one last visit to the picturesque village of Berk and its fantastical, improbable menagerie of dragons. But all is not well…