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The Lesson and Life — for July 13, 2014

By Melissa Wuske   Our culture runs on freedom of expression, so not-very-well-directed good intentions are everywhere.  As part of my freelance work, I write reviews of self-published books. While there are many high-quality, well-developed books, some books I read fail to meet the goals that the author has for them. The books have passion […]


The Lesson and Life — for July 6, 2014

By Melissa Wuske   Food is pretty much the only way I reward myself for anything. A second way to reward myself is money—but I usually use it to buy food. Not surprisingly, this sometimes leads to excess, like eating quantities of cheese that may be far more than a dietician would recommend.  In the […]


The Lesson and Life — for June 29, 2014

By Melissa Wuske   One Sunday my church focused on personalities by breaking into groups based on Gary Smalley’s Lion/Otter/Golden Retriever/Beaver personality types. The goal was to talk about what skills and gifts each type brings to the church and to relationship with God, and to understand how to better relate with each other. But […]