Worm Rescues, God’s Sausages, and Other Random Distractedness
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Worm Rescues, God’s Sausages, and Other Random Distractedness

With all the rain, I have been in worm rescue mode when out and about. The thought of those little guys being stranded on the pavement or sidewalk and turning into crispy fried noodles just breaks my heart. I have never had an aversion to earthworms, so picking them up to move them isn’t a...

Kids Say the Darndest Things
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Kids Say the Darndest Things

I am sure you have heard the saying, kids are like little sponges. They absorb everything they can. The age between birth and 5 years old is said to be the prime time for learning. They are learning and absorbing everything in their environment. This can be good – children this age can learn different...

Dialogue – Let’s Find a Way Through
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Dialogue – Let’s Find a Way Through

Do you feel or think you have been heard?  Does anyone?  It seems that it is becoming more and more a rare experience, even among people we know well.  I sometimes feel frustration when in on news programs people with opposing views do not listen to one another except to somehow support their position.  It...

Seeing Double
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Seeing Double

One of the things I love most about art is the interpretation of it; the exploration of all the different mediums I can use to express myself through it is a close second. For most of my life, I have painted, sketched, carved, molded, burned, photographed, glued, sewn, written, sung, danced, and crafted to fulfill...

Distractions
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Distractions

I find it amazing how easily we are distracted. We live in a world full of distractions. We used to say things like, “If I didn’t have to answer the phone (Which was a land-line) and check the mail (Which meant the stuff delivered by the postal carrier) then I’d have more time to focus on...

But Did You Die?
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But Did You Die?

I was driving to work the other day, stopped at the light by Smith’s and Walgreens. Looking at the car in front of me, I noticed some words under the rear window wiper, “BUT DID YOU DIE?” Curious. My first thought went to Jesus on the cross. What was this question asking? No, I didn’t...

Power of Bedtime Prayers
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Power of Bedtime Prayers

I came upon an article the other day entitled “The Quiet Power of Bedtime Prayers”.  It took me instantly back to when my four boys were small and the joy, and sometimes struggle, of getting all of them into bed. Sound familiar? Our boys stretched across 10 years in age. So, our household consisted of...

Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle
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Yet Another Oopsie-Doodle

Timeliness, prioritizing, and organization have always been a challenge for me, while thinking outside the box, seeing the big picture, helping others, and experimenting in different forms of creativity recharge my soul. I am honored to be one of the many mentors within the Four C Inspire team that serves all 400+ freshmen at Farmington...

A lot can change in a year
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A lot can change in a year

A lot can change in a year. The year speeds by and all of a sudden we are older, maybe skinnier (or not), hopefully wiser, and hopefully closer to God. These are all things we lay out for ourselves every January. When the next January rolls around we evaluate how we did. Did we meet...

The Lord Is My Shepherd
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The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Snow! Glorious snow! Earlier this week, I noticed the shrubs outside the office. They have been laden with snow, and also with icicles!  I walked by them on my way to my office thinking, “Ooooh, I’ll have to get a picture of that”. He makes me lie...