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Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone Here

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn my previous post, I referenced the rich young ruler and his interaction with Jesus. Today I want to contrast that scenario with another we find in the gospels and one of my personal favorite stories: the faith of the Canaanite woman. But first, a little history. Because I love history. We find this story… Continue reading Throw Me a Frickin’ Bone Here

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Some Thoughts on Hope

Reading Time: 4 minutesI used to think that hope was based on circumstances. One day the tide will turn. My prince will come. My luck will change. Superman will arrive. I’ll win the golden ticket. It’s all in the luck of the draw. But this mentality puts you in a passive, codependent role, helplessly waiting for your moment… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Hope

Family · God · Grief · Uncategorized

It’s Been a Year

Reading Time: 3 minutesDear Lauren, It’s been a year since you left this world, and we miss you still the same. Our hearts ache when we long to pick up the phone and hear your voice on the other end. It’s been a year of holidays, birthdays, and special days without you to celebrate them. Life has proven… Continue reading It’s Been a Year

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Disappointing Your Kids

Reading Time: 7 minutesParents today have too many pressures heaped upon them.  We are bombarded with “expert” opinions and unrealistic expectations on how to raise perfect, well-adjusted, brilliant, beautiful, talented, morally immaculate children.  It’s more than even our Bible heroes could achieve!  Formulas abound.  Plug in these variables and presto!  Get perfect kids!  As if raising children was… Continue reading Disappointing Your Kids

Dreams · God · Kids · Uncategorized · Writing

Well, I Did It

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn May 21, 1927, American aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh emerged from a single-seat, single-engine monoplane called The Spirit of St. Louis after completing a 33.5 hour non-stop solo flight from New York City to Paris.  While many others attempted this feat prior to Lindbergh, it was the first time that such an endeavor was ever… Continue reading Well, I Did It

Bible · Christianity · Depression · God · Kids · Marriage · Money · Uncategorized

Suffering Better

Reading Time: 5 minutesI’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  Yet, I find myself reflecting on some things as we enter 2010, thus leading me to a couple resolutions conclusions.  2009 was a really good year for the Buckland family in many ways.  While it seemed that storms were raging all around us, we remained sheltered in what,… Continue reading Suffering Better

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Well, this is embarassing

Reading Time: 5 minutesUh.  Hi.  Remember me?  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t, considering that my last blog post was more than 3 months ago.  However, in my defense, life has been crazy for us lately.  A good kind of crazy, but crazy nonetheless.  I really haven’t been keeping up with reading any other blogs either.  So,… Continue reading Well, this is embarassing

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Bad Tither

Reading Time: 8 minutesFirst of all, I have to give credit to the snappy title of this post to its creator, Mr. Wes Whitener.  It’s a song of his by his band The Sheeps.  You should totally check them out.  They rock.  I’ve been thinking about that song a lot lately.  I hope he’s not going to expect… Continue reading Bad Tither

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Dualing Banjos

Reading Time: 2 minutesWell, I got such great feedback from everyone with the last post.  So, if you haven’t had enough of dualism yet, there’s a whole lot more where that came from, and I think it’s my new found calling in life to bring it to the masses ad nauseum.  🙂  I read this article by Nancy… Continue reading Dualing Banjos