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Fragments – A Tribute

Many, to one, to many – and so it goes. Fragments – an empty wall, gaps in furnishings. Bills less confusing (more expensive), under only one name. Ownership – no more need to share. No longer compelled to “let it … Continue reading

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Reflections On A Year

We’ve been here together for over a year now, and as Kate and I strolled with Saylor around the outlet mall today, we mused over what amazing things have occurred in the past year. A year ago, we could never … Continue reading

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Foodonomics

Some thoughts (sprinkled with theology and home-grown photos). I. Food: The Foundation of All Economics These are the things I will argue: A) Food is the foundation of human society. B) A vibrant economy in any people group comes only … Continue reading

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What We Do: a montage of our days these days

In one of my favorite movies – A Beautiful Mind – Alicia Nash is tending the kitchen while her medicated husband sits at a table staring blankly at nothing. “Whatcha thinkin’ about?” she asks. “What do people do?” he replies. … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During … Continue reading

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About Our Birth Story

The birth story of Saylor Jack was posted this week on the Marvelous Kiddo blog! We love this blog – it was a great encouragement to us during Kate’s pregnancy, as the blog often posts the stories of women doing … Continue reading

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Our Homebirth

Meet Saylor Jack Bechtold. His entrance into the world was not easy, but it was truly beautiful. We desire your prayers for the newest member of The Ozark House and the Bechtold family. Check back soon to read Nathan and … Continue reading

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Toward a Philosophy of “Homegrown”

Before a philosophy of homegrown, however, we must have a philosophy of home. And here we are surely deficient. In a world of mobile phones, speeding vehicles, and success ladders, who wants to stay put? anecdote We’ve found a frustration … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage Dilemma: SOLVED

I have the solution to it. The solution did not originate with me, I’m only channeling it to you. But then that raises the question of origins and originality, which must certainly be left to another post (or no post). … Continue reading

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11 Things Ozark Winter Weather Means…

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At The Ozark House, wintry weather means… 1) Never making it out of the ‘teens         2) Covered cars             3) Beautiful back porch view         4) Gertie glamour … Continue reading

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