Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Portraits of the Fallen

A touching story about an artist who paints portraits of fallen soldiers for their families for free.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Sheltering hurts when it's empty"

Mrs. Parunak has a thoughtful post in response to the backlash against "sheltering" kids from the world. The whole thing is a must-read, but here's an excerpt:

The real problem is that some conservatives are fake. They say they love Jesus, but they’re living for themselves. They’re brazenly unrepentant about being angry, power-hungry, obsessed with appearances, or addicted to lust. And all the long skirts and homemade bread in the universe can’t keep them from hurting their children because selfishness always hurts other people. 
Sheltering fails when it is empty, like a wall with nothing inside. We may admire our friends’ stately stone walls around their castles, but constructing an identical wall around a vacant lot still leaves our families exposed to the rain and cold, with nothing but weeds to eat. But we’re OK, we tell our shivering children, because we have a pretty wall. Can we blame cold and hungry people if they run away and tell the world that walls are bad? But really it wasn’t the wall. It was the vacant lot.

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