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The Barnyard: Consider Miniature Goats

Growing up and living on a farm in rural Virginia has exposed me to a multitude of different animals and breeds both wild and domesticated alike. But there was one animal that seemed to never make it here to the farm. A friend called me up a few years ago

5 Reasons To Go To Church Even If You’re A Nonbeliever

When most people think of going to church one of the most obvious things they think about is gathering to worship God. They’re not wrong of course, but there are other reasons to join a church. The idea that you have to be a bible thumping Christian in order to join

An Interview With Rick: Ghosts, The Demon Lizard, And Seroquel

“You’re only the third person I’ve ever told this to.” Being in the mental health field for the last three years I’ve had some pretty wild experiences. Some are positive and some are negative. Sometimes it’s not even from my clients that I hear the wild stuff. Sometimes it’s just

My Road To Becoming A Christian

My road to becoming a Christian was long and winding with plenty of obstacles. To be honest, there were plenty of times when I absolutely didn’t want to become a Christian. It was the farthest thing from my mind and certainly my actions. I eventually started wanting something new. I

No More Easter: Why One Small U.S. Town Is Scrapping The Holiday

Easter is a holiday that most of us spend with our families. It gives us a chance to catch up and enjoy ourselves. Not to mention all the Easter egg hunts and maybe even a Sunday dinner. But Easter holds a dear place in the heart of us Christians. It

All Things Manly: The Crockpot Is Your Friend

Gentlemen, time for another edition of “All Things Manly.” I missed a couple weeks due to spending most of my time engaging in manly behavior such as sharpening my knives, wearing flannel shirts, and not shaving my beard. Most of us are familiar with some basic cooking. Not necessarily in

All Things Manly: Hunt For Your Food

Gentlemen, welcome back to another edition of “All Things Manly”. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately doing manly things like wearing my boots in the house, not shaving my beard, and doing one-handed push-ups in the forest. The idea for this article came to me this past

Becoming A Stepdad And How I’m Handling It

“I’m gonna be the coolest stepdad ever.” I’ve legally been a stepfather to three for a little over three months now. But I’ve been in their lives for about two years. Long before my wife and I ever actually got married, I was entertaining the idea of becoming a stepfather

Ferguson: Bad Decisions, Not Race

“My white privilege is the only thing keeping me alive.” I saw this comment on a social media site the other day in which a woman was responding to the whole Ferguson situation. The absurdity of that statement is what prompted me to write this article. It’s not the color

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