Tuesday Thoughts 4-17-18

I have to admit my love for winter has taken a huge hit since April began.  I’ve lost count of how many times I came back to the house hot & sweaty after a morning, noon and/or evening walk behind the snow blower.  The gas can is empty, the snow...

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Tuesday Thoughts 4-10-18

There’s a special sense of wellbeing on days after I’ve had a huge headache (I call them “rotten” headaches).   They happen often enough to be annoying, but they are not debilitating like some stories I hear of migraine sufferers.  Nevertheless, a day with a rotten headache is challenging, draining and...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-27-18

If only things didn’t break!  Even the stuff of the past that we remember to be better (they don’t make em’ like they used to), eventually broke.  I have had my share of the surprise and interruption of broken things.  Fortunately, God has blessed me with an understanding of how...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-20-18

I’m a word guy because I was raised in a word family.  Because my mom was a writer, words colored our families’ world.  When I was a kid, just for fun, we would spell and define words out of the dictionary, and we were all well-trained in the art of...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-13-18

The double-take is a welcome interruption to our glassy-eyed sleep walk through the routine of life.  You notice something out of the corner of your eye but it takes a few milliseconds before it registers as unusual enough to stop and focus.  Sometimes you’re rewarded by something uproariously funny!  Today,...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-6-18

I absolutely detest when someone puts words in my mouth!  Communication is difficult enough, given all the brokenness we bring to the relationship table, and it doesn’t just add to the confusion, it multiplies it.  The very essence of communication is all participants being free to express what’s going on...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-27-18

A common feeling comes over most of us when we’re asked to participate in something, and know we have nothing to contribute.  I recently experienced that sense at the National Prayer Summit over last weekend.  Though it was announced the day before, when the plates came by for a special...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-13-18

I have a few quotes stored up in my cluttered mind just for special occasions or topics.  Those closest to me (and maybe people not that close) probably know which one I’m going to use right before it comes out of my mouth (if you live around the same people...

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Tuesday Thoughts 2-6-18

I’m a small-town guy.  I grew up in one and, except for three years out of my life, I have lived in small towns (and much prefer them!).  It should not be surprising, then, that skyscrapers are fascinating and impressive to me. I have, on a few occasions, stood at...

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Tuesday Thoughts 1-3-18

I am not much of a traveler.  Whenever I’m asked, “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?”, my answer is always, “Home” (much to my wife’s dismay).  Honestly, I can’t understand the pull to discover new places that people often express in their attempts to...

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