Tuesday Thoughts 11-7-17

Awesome news!  A lost and previously unclassified “generation” has been identified.  They are called Xennials. That’s right, we now have the GI generation, Silent generation, Baby-Boomers, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials, and Generation Z (if you’re looking for the age breakdowns and characteristics, you’ll have to look elsewhere).  From the celebrations...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-31-17

Regular readers know my pattern of a yearly journey through the Bible.  I am always amazed at the fresh application of words and principles I’ve read dozens of times!  But there are some passages that I have to prepare myself for.  After all, there are some pretty terrible things that...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-17-17

Broken things are inevitable in this life.  I wish it wasn’t that way, but it is.  Your latest acquisition which is so perfect right now will someday be rusted, threadbare, or simply not able to function—broken.  And because brokenness is part of life, we spend a fair amount of time...

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Tuesday Thoughts: 10-10-17

I’m always listening for signs of trouble in the house.  I can hear the boiler when it opens up a heat run, a pump motor running, or a drip of water (to name a few).  So last night when I heard the well pump cycle without any appliances calling for...

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Tuesday Thoughts 10-3-17

No cute stories or thoughtful illustrations this morning.  It was so sad to have discovered yesterday morning, that Las Vegas had become a killing field.  Already, there are articles and news stories about motive, accomplices, guns, safety and the like.  Pleas for prayer and calls for preventive measures going forward...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-12-17

There are few things as contagious as fear.  On this day after we have remembered the tragedy of September 11, 2001, this is fresh on my mind.  Along with everything else going on that bitter morning, I remember the fear.  It seemed as though everyone was scanning the skies, even...

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Tuesday Thoughts 9-5-17

How do you handle sudden trouble?  All of us have experienced the system-shock of an unexpected and sudden break in the flow of living.  The way you respond speaks loudly and accurately about what is really true of the inner you (hot water brings out our true flavor).   I’m thinking...

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Tuesday Thoughts 8-29-17

With school just over the horizon, how about we revisit a lesson that most of us were exposed to fairy early in a classroom, namely, compare/contrast.  Don’t go away yet!  Really, this isn’t a creative writing exercise.  You use these two devices every day.  Any time you are trying to...

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Tuesday Thoughts 8-22-17

Who doesn’t like a party?  Oh, I know there are some of you who would prefer to stay away from groups (I’m an introvert, so I get it).  But even the near hermits among us get something out of a gathering of “our people” for fun, relaxation, food and maybe...

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Tuesday Thoughts 8-15-17

I think it was in my Junior High years when a TV commercial came out showing a group of kids deciding to leave a can of deodorant in someone’s locker, hoping they would get the hint that they stink.  Beating around the bush…we’re naturals at it. That’s because we’re afraid...

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