• Random Reflections

    You Are 21 Years Old 21 Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe. 13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world. 20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences. 30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more! 40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you…

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    Packing My Parachute

    I’m working on my sermon for this Sunday titled "Most Likely to Find Happiness" and thus I’m spending a good deal of time mentally chewing on the concept of happiness.  There have been many times in my life when I’ve swayed back and forth on the issue of happiness and its place in the life of Christians.  Does God want me to be happy?  What if God’s idea of happiness and my idea of happiness don’t match up?  Whose right? (chuckle, chuckle).  So I’ve be reading over and over again Matthew 5:1-12 – the text for my sermon and the famous Beautitudes and filtering the scripture for truth and wisdom…

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    Tuesday

    "You don’t wanna do this guys, because I’m an easy bleeder, and I might have diseases."  I got this off some guy’s blog and thought it was hee-lar-e-us.  It is his prepared response in the event that he should ever be physically threatened by large, burly men.  HA.  Remember this one – it might actually save your life one day. Saw Finding Neverland on Sunday night.  Great flick!  I definitely recommend this one for several reasons if not simply to be reminded of the need to embrace your imagination and revel in it.  The acting is amazing – especially young Freddie Highmore.  I look forward to seeing Johnny Depp and…

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    Catch Up

    What a busy week or two this has been.  I don’t even know if I can remember everything to catch up on.  Let’s see . . . Last Friday: It snowed like crazy on this day.  It was a mess by early evening.  So I was meeting up with Bryce for dinner and to go hang out with friends and he called and he had little incident with his Explorer.  A very unique parking job over a four-foot edge behind his house.  So I went over to make fun of him and to take pictures.  It was way cool.  Then we went to Taco Bell and the over to a…

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    Ice, Ice, Baby

    What is up with winter weather?  Who finds this enjoyable?   It is COLD.  My electric bill came yesterday and it was WAY over the top.  "Eating-mac-and-cheese-in-January" over the top.  I moved the thermostat down and as I type this blog my nose is literally frozen.  Wo-man was not meant to live this way.  Enough complaining – at least I have a home to come to, right?  Yes – that is right. I am more than blessed and my needs are more than met. Help me, God, to not take that for granted. Today was a not so crazy day at the church.  We ended up cancelling activities for tonight due…