Archive: Dec 2007

The Proprietor’s Favorite Books of 2007

By Andrew Peterson

Some of the best books I read this year, in no particular order. Read More ›

What’s Really Important Here?

By Curt McLey


2008 beckons. For many years I’ve reserved the week between Christmas and New Years Day as a week to think and plan. It’s a time I use for reflection and for measuring life; a time for gathering up the broken Read More ›

The Proprietor’s Favorite Films of 2007

By Andrew Peterson

This is my first-ever attempt at an end-of-year favorites list. Some of these were actually released prior to 2007, but this is the year I stumbled on them. One of the many blessings of marriage is that it teaches you Read More ›

The Message in the Bottle: Thoughts on Worship

By Russ Ramsey

I have in my possession something I am willing to wager no one else reading these words has. My senior year of college, I spent a semester studying in Israel. My group of friends had a three day weekend and no Read More ›

Turning the Key

By Ron Block

Apart from faith it is impossible to please God. Without faith, we cannot please Him. Think of without in the older sense as the opposite of within rather than not having. If I am without my house, I’m outside it. Read More ›

Have You Seen Any Good Movies This Year?

By Curt McLey


“Have you seen any good movies lately?” I get that a lot. It seems that people somehow know that film is one of my passions. How about you–have you seen any good movies this year? As 2007 draws to a close, I Read More ›

Thoughts about “No Country For Old Men”

By Jason Gray

Last night I saw the movie “No Country For Old Men”, the latest offering from the Coen Brothers, the guys who brought us “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and other one of a kind Read More ›

Arkadelphia from Randall Goodgame: Music in Motion

By Curt McLey

A Randall Goodgame song is like a great independent movie. Characters deliver lines like they were lifted from a break room, a truck stop, or a downtown diner. Seemingly incongruent scenes are juxtaposed and Read More ›

How To Know What To Say (and When Not To Say It)

By Eric Peters

It is a good thing to wake up feeling healthy after having been ill. I am crawling out from under the terrible anvil of what amounts to either a massive cold, or the flu. Whatever official title the bug wishes to Read More ›

Why I’m Afraid of Silence

By Matt Conner

Drive three hours. Arrive at monastery. Check in. Unpack duffle bag consisting of proper amounts of toiletries, clothes, choice books and journal. Read for ninety minutes. Pack up bag. Drive three hours home. Read More ›

Parade Lights

By Pete Peterson

At the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch we’ve been working hard for the past month to get our float ready for the Christmas parade. To be honest, float-building isn’t something I look forward to but it has been a joy Read More ›

Nervous Laughter—Andy Gullahorn’s “Reinventing the Wheel”

By Russ Ramsey

Andy Gullahorn is funny, but he’s also one of the more serious lyricists I’ve come to enjoy in a while. Listening to Reinventing the Wheel, you come to understand that he is more than a good songwriter. He Read More ›

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