Source: Worth It Or What? There are times in life when anticipating something makes time travel at a snail’s pace, causing the excitement–or dread–to grow incrementally. When the experience happens, it’s over so fast it’s hard to imagine it ever happened at all. I waited years to go skydiving. Once I was given the gift … Continue reading Worth It Or What?
I love this analogy. But jumping out of a perfectly good airplane . . . . .
It had been on my bucket list for years. I didn’t want to do it alone, so I kept putting it off. Made excuses. Didn’t want to spend the money.
Dear friends gave me a gift certificate for my birthday.
I got to go skydiving.
I have no idea why the idea of jumping from a plane at 15,000 feet was enticing. Almost three miles up with no place to go but down. The money was paid; the date was booked.
I was committed.
We headed to the coast early Sunday morning. We picked up Heather and the three oldest grands–I told them they could go fishing while they waited, and headed to my rendezvous with a…
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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 (NIV) “I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1865 When I was a child in Sunday School, … Continue reading What is the Bible?
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32, New Living Translation. Our Journey will start with the Bible. “Why the Bible?” you may ask. And I respond, … Continue reading Why Go To The Bible?
Enjoy this guest post from a good friend. Grown-up tea parties are throwbacks to days when little girls dressed up in their moms’ pretty dresses, put on big-girl lipstick, and drank lemonade from tiny teacups. The big girl variety is… Source: Enjoy A Cup Of Uniqueness
Just wondering - who do atheists thank on Thanksgiving? They don't believe in the God of the Bible or any sort of Intelligent Designer. If everything came into being through chance, there is no reason to thank anyone or anything. So why do they celebrate Thanksgiving? Probably just tradition. Thanksgiving is a great holiday: time … Continue reading Who Do Atheists Thank on Thanksgiving?
Too bad it took me until about age 40 to learn this lesson.
Please enjoy this great post from my friend Dayle . . .
When you’re around babies, it’s easy to dream.
What will they be when they grow up? (I’m still asking myself that question.) What will they enjoy doing? What will they be good at?
Dreaming is the springboard to trying. It’s where we all begin and get past where we are. It’s hope with great potential.
I watched Walter with a heart of compassion, as he zoned out, dreaming of what he might be. Fantasy was his default. Short-circuited by his lack of self-confidence, he endured his job. He was good at what he did–a negative assets manager at Life magazine. His attention to detail, his commitment to excellence in his job weren’t recognized or appreciated by…
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I have been a “closet trekkie” since the original Star Trek series started in the 60s when I was in high school. So when someone in my office invited me to join her and some friends to see the new movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, at the local 3-D Imax theater, I had to go. … Continue reading Into Darkness
I also have a brown thumb so I can really relate, both as a non-gardener but also for the spiritual application. God prunes us for our benefit even when it doesn’t feel like it. Usually I don’t realize how I’ve grown through the process until much later. Thanks, Dayle.
I am not a gardener. I come from a long line of non-gardeners, people predisposed to killing things rather than growing things. This is not intentional on my part. It is, however, a dirty little reality that saddens my heart, especially living in Florida where most people can grow anything.
My little sister, Jan, however, has thumbs of green.
She loves to get down on her hands and knees, burying her fingers in the dirt, planting, pulling, corralling her cone flowers and navigating through her native wild flowers. She delights in the process–the results are enjoyable because she invested in the process.
Don’t get me wrong. I love gardens. The wild, flowers-growing-in-mad-disarray kind, where there’s an abundance of color and movement and depth. A party of posies, a riot of richness–with no supervision.
Some would call that a meadow. No known gardener in sight.
So imagine my dismay…
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Resolution -- decision: a firm decision to do something; determination: firmness of mind or purpose; solution: an answer to a problem [definition from Bing Dictionary] Okay, it started out as a joke. Like many (most, all?) people, I always had trouble keeping a New Year’s Resolution. Losing weight, exercising, finishing a project, or whatever – … Continue reading The Only New Year’s Resolution I Ever Kept