Tuesday Thoughts 5-8-18

It has been so therapeutic to be outside, three days running, with a rake, pitchfork, and wheelbarrow (My dad would be amazed that yardwork could be so appealing to me)!  After the extended winter and that last blast of feet of snow, I couldn’t help but stop many times to...

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Tuesday Thoughts 4-24-18

My father has been gone 14 years today.  An anniversary like this always prompts a review of memories, and maybe because there is a hint of actual spring in the air, I’m thinking about fishing trips my dad and I would take.   The memories go way back to the rented...

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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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