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Articles dated December 2014

Answering, "What Grade Are You In?"

Recently, during my seven-year-old’s annual checkup at the pediatrician's office, the nurse was asking him to answer a list of prescribed questions prior to the doctor coming in. It went something like this: Nurse: "What's the name of your school?" My son: blank stare...
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Why Music Theory?

For what should be the end of musicif not the love of beauty? - Plato When I took piano lessons, I hated doing music theory. I did not see that my stumbling and fumbling over pieces that required sight-reading and other knowledge of music theory was a result of my poor...
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Simple Celebrations: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh ReadOriginal Post Date: December 5, 2011 In the bustle of Christmas, sometimes it is good to plan for simplicity. A couple of years ago, I wanted to be...
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On Dasher

A virgin conceived. A carpenter believed. Shepherds dutifully tended their flocks and angels joyfully followed their orders. God’s messengers made announcements from high in the heavens while a young couple made preparations in a lowly stable. A baby was born—rather...
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The Peace Instruction Manual

The Peacemaker Monthly Part Two - Get the Log Out of Your Eye The Peace Instruction Manualby Cara McLauchlan “When we overlook the wrongs of others, we are imitating God’s extraordinary forgiveness towards us.”- The Peacemaker, page 82 With the holiday season in full...
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