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Journal - Stories written since the book was published
Pieces of My Heart - Sample stories from the book
Short Thoughts - Something to read when you're short on time
Random Thoughts - Thoughts to make you shake or nod your head

Rock Solid Ideas - 4/23/2013

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  Yes, this is a cup that is half filled with rocks.  I found it on a shelf while cleaning out my closet.  I love to collect souvenirs from various places I visit (and no, I do not have your jewelry or TV) to help preserve the fun memories.

Who We Are - 4/22/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Who you are is not defined by the mistakes you have made although that is probably what you think.  That is one of the biggest lies we have been told by society, people in general and ourselves.  We are all children of God and are greatly loved by our Abba Father.  We have all made mistakes and in that way, this is what makes us all the same.  But in God's eyes, our worth is not made up of the sum of our successes and failures but only in the great and wonderful love that He has for us.  He loved us so much that we were worth the sacrifice of His only Son. 

One Step at a Time - 4/16/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS: I think that we should celebrate all the little victories in our lives too, not just the big ones. Little victories can be significant though they may not seem like much at the time and only one at a time. But little victories turn into lots of change over time. Lots of change when all added up equals BIG CHANGE and BIG VICTORIES.

Life works one step at at time. Take the first step towards where you want to be. Then after some time, stop and look back and see how far you have come.  Then look up and give thanks and don't forget to smile. :)

A Walk with the Master (A Dogmatic Thought) 4/12/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Sometimes we read things in God’s word that are ruff, ruff, ruff and may make us feel like we have been whacked with a rolled up news paper and feel like we are barking up the wrong tree.  Sometimes we read things in God’s word that are like a treat and it makes us want to sit up, take notice and shake our tails vigorously.  But as with all things we read in God’s word, you just can't shake a stick at good advice.  And the Bible is not only “good advice,” it is God’s living and breathing word and He speaks to us through it. 

Laugh It Up - 4/12/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Laughter is God's wonderful medicine.  We need to take lots of it throughout the day and on a daily basis.  I believe it has healing properties and could be the cure for many things that ail us.  It is also safe for all ages and can even be given to babies! 

No one has ever died from taking too much laughter but even if they did, they passed to the next life with a big smile on their face.  I would say that is a win/win. 

Pitcher of Love - 4/9/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Literally picture this...Your heart is a big mug and God has a big Holy Spirit pitcher full of His love and is pouring it into your waiting heart mug.  It would be overflowing...just sayin'.  If that is not a clear, beautiful picture of the great love that God has for us, I don’t know what is.

Romans 5:5 (NIV)
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Canadian Geese - 4/11/13

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  On break this morning, there was some talk about Canadian geese.  That got me thinking about what the difference was between Canadian and non-Canadian geese and how you tell them apart.  I was wondering if maybe you would be able to identify Canadian and non-Canadian geese by their honking.  Do you think they would sound like, "Honk, honk, Eh...Honk, honk, Eh?"

Thoughts...comments eh?

Body vs. Spirit - 4/11/2013

SHORT THOUGHTS:  My body and spirit are in a fight this morning. My body is very ticked off at my spirit for wanting to continue to play softball. My spirit is excited to be playing again and had a great time. My body is hurting in places that it forgot it had from all the running, sliding, diving and swinging (and that was just trying to get to the field). My spirit is saying, "I don't feel anything you big baby!" My body is giving my spirit dirty looks. My spirit is not even looking and is dancing.

One Bun or Two? - 4/8/2013

JOURNAL:  On Palm Sunday this year, while attending church at Valley Christian Church in Fruitland, Idaho, I had an incredible thought...a revelation even. 

Now I would like to tell you that this epiphany was inspired by the awesome music or possibly the communion meditation that morning.   Or maybe that it was inspired by the great love of the people shown there or the fantastic message preached by my friend, Ralph, that Sunday.  But the truth is, although all of those things were true, it had nothing to do with any of them.  What happened was this.

Getting in the Groove - 7/19/2012

JOURNAL:  In the mornings when I get to work, I am pretty predictable and yesterday was no different.  As usual, I got my water bottle and Styrofoam coffee cup that I was re-using and took off for the break room to refill them both.


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