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To the Brave Volunteers at VBS (or Holiday Club, or Vacation Bible Club, or whatever you call it)

I signed up to help with our church’s annual Vacation Bible School this year. Again. And—just like I do every year—I’m wondering why the dickens I volunteered for the madness. Again. But as I think about it—again—I can tell you why. It’s not because I’m great with kids: I am not the Pied Piper of Hamlin by any …

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Why I won’t paint my son’s toenails (or let him wear a dress in public)

My kids have always wanted to take part in the things I do. From toddlerhood they wanted to help crack the eggs, apply their own sunscreen, and climb into the narrow space between my body and my cello whenever I took it out to play. “Me too, Mommy,” they have said, “I want to do it …

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Pick of the Clicks 6/6/2015

WOW, there are some game-changer reads in this week’s line-up. Ready? Set? GO! Abigail Rine’s essay What is Marriage to Evangelical Millenials? raised some really excellent questions about the presumptions people bring to discussions about marriage (particularly why we marry at all). Do not miss, on this topic, Matthew Lee Anderson’s Why I Am Opposed To …

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Feminist Confessions of a Non-Feminist – {Jamie Rohrbaugh}

Today’s guest post is from my friend and fellow Redbud writer, Jamie Rohrbaugh. I have a confession: I’ve always said that I am not—repeat, NOT—a feminist. I said this because I have always thought of a “feminist” as being a woman who spends her time in Washington, D.C., lobbying for a liberal cause. I thought being …

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