Insect Repellent: Pick Your Risk, Part 1

When I started researching the various types of insect repellent on the market, I expected simple, straightforward information. Some products would definitely have health concerns, others would be far safer, end of discussion (or blog post). Unlike many products, though, insect repellents include an increased level of risk assessment. Insect-borne diseases are imminent, frightening dangers…

Christians Should Stop Saying This

There hasn’t been much good news for the US lately.  Montana has been burning for a while, and it looks like it will burn till first snowfall.  Oregon and Washington are burning too.  Half the US is choking on smoke. Houston and most of coastal Texas is underwater.  Florida is bracing for Hurricane Irma, which…

Forty is Fabulous

The big four-oh showed up last week.  I am supposed to be mortified, according to society.  I ought to be grasping at my quickly waning youth with my desperately aging hands.  Or something like that. But I have to say, I like forty.   That isn’t to say that other times in my life were…