By Scott Keith - “If you are a manual laborer, you find that the Bible has been put into your workshop, into your hands, into your heart. It teaches and preaches how you should treat your neighbor. Just look at your tools––at your needle and thimble, your beer barrel, your goods, your scales or yardstick … Continue reading The Vocation of Vacation
By Scott Keith - This is a short blog written by my son, Joshua Keith. He is an honorable man who believes that the life of the mind is often played out in the work of the hands. I think here he shows himself to be a better-than-average young writer as well. Before I begin, … Continue reading Why Aren’t you in School? Vocation and the Work of the Hands
By Paul Koch – While I much prefer my neighborhood Ace Hardware store to the Lowes across town, there is something that makes the trip to Lowes worthwhile. It’s not so much the personal shopping experience (I’ll take the knowledge of the guys and gals at Ace over Lowes any day, plus they have free … Continue reading The Masculine Spirit
By Cindy Koch - Burning. Panting. I can’t quite catch a deep breath. Pain from my stomach shoots into my limbs, frizzling, tingling all the way to my fingernails. Fuzzy fire prevents my legs from moving any faster. I have growing fears they will give out on me every unsteady step I take. A single … Continue reading Twenty-Minute Hell
By Scott Keith - Our youngest child is our daughter Autumn who is sixteen years of age. She has always been a very competent child. She learned how to do things very early; walking, talking, tying her shoes all came quickly and seemingly natural to her. When we would teach her to do something, as … Continue reading I Can Dooey It!
By Paul Koch – A garage is a special thing, well at least for me it is special. For you, perhaps, it is just a glorified parking spot or an overstuffed storage closet. But for me, my garage is something more. I’ve never used a garage primarily for its intended use, storing a vehicle, rather … Continue reading The Garage vs. The Man Cave
By Caleb Keith - Two weeks ago I did something I would have protested against even last spring. I spent cold hard earned cash on a pen and some paper. And let me tell you, I couldn't be happier. I have been jotting down quick thoughts, class notes, Greek charts, reading observations, and Bible verses. … Continue reading Moving to Paper