Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Stunned by Beauty

I am completely blown away…. You ever see something so beautiful that it stops you in your tracks? You pause, do a double-take, look again to make sure that what you think you saw is truly as amazing as you thought at first … Continue...

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Success or Failure? That depends… whose opinion counts?

Some friends of mine are going through a rough transition, walking away from something they’ve poured their heart and soul into for a lot of years. Have you ever been through that? You catch hold of a dream – a calling … Continue read...

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Guest Post for Alise-Write – Judgment Day: “Judge Judy” or “Mythbusters”?

Today, I have the honor of doing my first guest post ever for my blogger/twitter friend Alise Wright (“Alise… Write!”) Alise is a musician, a blogger/writer, a deep thinker and likes to chat on a wide variety of topics.  She’...

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A Beautiful Flaw and a Birthday Gift

We don’t make a real big deal of birthdays in our house.  So, when my wife asked what I wanted as mine approached last month, I kiddingly replied – “I don’t know… how about a Martin 12-string?” I wasn’t really … Cont...

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There is NO EXCUSE for hate! Ever!

“I HATE that!” “What were those idiots thinking?” “Raca! You fool!” There’s a lot going on in the world that makes me mad, that makes lots of people mad.  But, I’m starting to get more upset at how people respond to what … C...

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“In the wake of procrastination…..”

In the wake of procrastination lay chaos and frustration. As oft I blunder, I sometimes wonder, will I reach my destination? Why is it that we struggle so much with doing what we are  supposed to?  Or should I say … Continue reading →...

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We Do NOT understand time! No wonder we can’t figure out eternity…..

Do you ever ponder eternity?  What will happen “at the end of time”?  What was here before “In the beginning….”?   There is so much that we do not know…. I was thinking about this in the context of the heaven/hell … Continu...

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My perspective on Hell? It’s about time….

Hell has been a hot topic (pun intended) in discussions lately.  Competing books, blog posts, inflammatory comments and heated accusations (alright, I’ll stop with the puns!) have been all over the place. So far, I’ve given my opinion on other &...

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Grace that smacks you upside the head

Excellent post today on “grace” from Rachel Held Evans at http://rachelheldevans.com/grace-doctrine.  Rachel’s basic point is that we are good at defending “grace” as a doctrine, but we’re not always so good at living out grace in how we...

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“Jesus, take the wheel! I’ve got to deal with these kids!”

The Father is driving the big family van with all His kids crammed in the back heading for their heavenly vacation destination. Of course, as with most large families, the kids are bickering in the backseat, crying about being hungry, needing &helli...

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