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September 25, 2013
by annie
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My Girl

I don’t know if y’all are aware of this, but the Barlow household recently welcomed, for the first time, ever, a girl into our family. She is a beautiful, graceful, polite, and loving girl with the most wonderful velvet ears. … Continue reading

September 22, 2013
by annie


“The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof Grace–bottle after bottle of pure distilate of Scripture, one sip … Continue reading

September 20, 2013
by annie

17 Years

Allow me to set the scene. In a hospital, a hugely pregnant gal is getting an ultrasound after being in labor for many hours. Everything looks fine. The tired daddy-to-be says to the doctor, “Hey, while we’re looking, why don’t … Continue reading

September 15, 2013
by annie

Exulting in Monotony

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up … Continue reading