Jen

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Date registered: September 17, 2011
URL: http://www.jennifermcgrail.com

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Arizona

Latest posts

  1. Fifteen Years — August 28, 2015
  2. Little Girls and Made-Up Faces — August 24, 2015
  3. Introverts on the Vegas Strip — July 6, 2015
  4. 40 Answers For Christians Now Worried About Rainbow Flags — July 3, 2015
  5. To My Fellow Christians, After the Supreme Court Ruling — June 28, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. ‘Happy Holidays’ and other four letter words — 333 comments
  2. Why My Kids Will Never Be Socialized — 217 comments
  3. I stole your stuff. Now I’m holding it for ransom. — 155 comments
  4. Not my idea of a hero — 153 comments
  5. Six Things My Kids Are Allowed to Say to Adults — 113 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 28

Fifteen Years

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Paxton turns fifteen today.  I woke up in a panic yesterday, because I’d remembered that I’d made slideshows for the other three this year, so that meant that I needed to make one for Paxton too.  And it wasn’t that I didn’t want to…. I love doing it. But it positively guts me. My mama …

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Aug 24

Little Girls and Made-Up Faces

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A few weeks ago, someone asked me this question: I was just wondering what your thoughts are on young girls and makeup? I never really thought it was an issue, but I am seeing more young celebrities wear more and more makeup and society is lashing out on them calling them awful names just for …

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Jul 06

Introverts on the Vegas Strip

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Last week at this time, my whole family was in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The kids and I tagged along on a business trip, with big plans to enjoy the pool, the free breakfast every morning, and the free happy hour every night (the bartenders were lovely and wonderful too… recognizing all six of us and …

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Jul 03

40 Answers For Christians Now Worried About Rainbow Flags

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Several people have sent me this list entitled 40 Questions For Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags.  It was written by a pastor by the name of Kevin DeYoung, in a post in which he expresses his sadness about the new Supreme Court decision.  His questions were aimed at people like myself who are Christ-followers who …

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Jun 28

To My Fellow Christians, After the Supreme Court Ruling

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, I write this with a humble, heavy, and somewhat broken heart. As you know, the Supreme Court ruling that was announced this Friday made same-sex marriage a right nationwide. Now, this letter really isn’t about legalities, or whether or not the government has any business being involved in …

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Jun 25

Twelve Ways to Raise Children That Are Generous and Kind

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I read an article this morning that outlined the many ways the author felt that parents were creating “entitled and rude” children.  This isn’t about one specific article though (such articles are a dime a dozen.  If you Googled, “entitled children” you’d have no shortage of results).  It’s not even about dozens, or hundreds, or …

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Jun 23

Racism in America: Less Talking, More Listening

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Last Wednesday, a young white supremacist by the name of Dylann Roof entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  He sat with (and was welcomed by) its members for a Bible study, after which he committed a horrific act of hatred and racism by shooting 10 of its members.  Nine of …

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Jun 15

Sleepless Nights and Murderous Cats

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A little irony for your Monday morning. I’ve had insomnia off and on (mostly on) for my entire adult life.  The ironic part is that even on the nights that all the stars are aligned and I can actually stay asleep, some outside random force prevents me from doing so… a sickness, a car alarm, …

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Jun 13

Kids, Profanity, and The Real Bad Words

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I have two childhood memories related to swearing.  To set it up, I have to say first that I was a GOOD kid.  And when I say, “good kid”, I don’t particularly mean that in a positive way.  I was a perfectionist.  I was a people pleaser, often to a fault.  I cared too much …

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Jun 08

Christian Support for Caitlyn Jenner

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Ever since the Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner was released, my newsfeed has been awash with talk of little else. People are posting their opinions, and sharing their praise, their confusion, or their disgust. Articles are getting shared from the perspective of support and celebration, to the debate over the words “brave” and “hero”, …

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