Monthly Archives: June 2011

Himself Alone

I love the Psalms.  It is a desperate love, one I have cultivated over the years especially during the difficult times of life.  I come to the Psalms when my heart is breaking, or when I am restless or afraid. … Continue reading

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My Current Complaint

I have a cold.  It’s a bad cold.  I have always wondered about that term:  “bad cold.”  What other kind of cold exists?  Certainly there couldn’t be such a thing as a good cold…  Well, when I was a child … Continue reading

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Space Quest 2011: The Living Room

I have no idea if I am going about this correctly or not, but it seemed to me that the best thing to do was to look at my living room and figure out what space was wasted or under … Continue reading

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Update on “Space Quest 2011”

Yesterday on the way home from Charlotte we stopped at IKEA.  I love that place.  The cheap but delicious cinnamon rolls are a reason in themselves to visit the store, but I like lots of other things as well.  In … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change

Things are changing, at least I think they are.  These changes will probably come rather slowly, but they will most almost certainly come.  In the meantime, I’m taking things one day at a time and finding it very enjoyable.  Today … Continue reading

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To My Daddy

I have come to believe that the most important lessons we teach our children may be the ones they do not hear or understand for decades.  This is the story of a lesson my father taught me by example in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Painful Lessons

I hurt my back on Wednesday morning.  I would like to tell an interesting and complicated story about how it happened.  It would be even better if it had happened while I was helping someone or saving someone from being … Continue reading

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Staying Back from the Edge

Today I attended the funeral of one of my former students, a member of the class of 2005.  Any time we lose someone we love, we grieve.  When the person is only twenty-four, it is even worse.  They had, it … Continue reading

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Daily Bread and Daily Grace

God has been trying to teach me for quite a while to live in the present.  I have known for a long time that He wanted me to be thankful for and enjoy today and that He didn’t want me … Continue reading

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Summer/Reading

Every year in April or May we begin the discussion all over again:  What are we going to do about “SUMMER READING?”  There are usually about as many opinions as there are people in the room or email accounts that … Continue reading

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