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

ENT Flattery - 3/4/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  So I just got done with am appt with my ENT doctor.  The last couple months, I have been being treated for some irritation going on in my throat.

 After running a camera on a hose through my nose and down into my throat, he said, "That looks really good, that looks so much better, you have the throat of a 16 year old."

All the flattery talk may have made me blush a little but I tethered my big floating head back to earth by reminding myself that he did not make any such statement about my face. But still, nice words from an ENT.

Ups and Downs and All Arounds - 2/24/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Whew…what can you say about these pictures?  Life sure has its ups and downs and even some sharp turns and the occasional drop off.

Hold Your Ground – 2/9/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  When hard times and trials come, hang in there.  The one that comes to kill, steal and destroy would not be messing with you if you had not made great progress worthy of trying to mess up.  And God would not ALLOW him to mess with you if you were not able to face it.  Your Savior…the One in you…is greater than anything this world can throw at you.  Don't give up...don't give in and don't give back any ground you have won back in your life.  Learn where you are strong and where you are weak in this tough time.  And through it all, never forget that your God,

A Chip on My Shoulder - 2/19/2015

dave_chip_on_shoulderRANDOM THOUGHTS:  For those of you that have ever told me that I have a chip on my shoulder and I said I did not...I owe you an apology.  Today, I checked and I, in fact, do have a chip on my shoulder.  To make things worse, it is jalapeño which helps explain my hot and spicy attitude. Today...I am humbled.

Carry on,

Come Hither Heather – 2/19/2015

JOURNAL:  On the way to work this morning, I was listening to Adrian Rogers on the radio.  He was speaking about the miracle in John 6 where Jesus fed the five thousand with only five small barley loaves of bread and two small fish.  He talked about how Jesus asked Phillip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”  And how He asked him this question only to test him as Jesus already knew what He was going to feed them all and that they would end up with a basket of leftovers for all the disciples when

The Road Less Traveled – 2/19/2015

the_road_less_traveledJOURNAL:  There is currently a lot of construction all along my commute to work.  The exit I get off to go to work is being completely revamped…or would that be re-ramped. Anyway…lots of construction and lanes moving all over the place on any given day.

Being the Body – 2/10/2015

JOURNAL:  Show of hands:  How many people know that Jesus is the head of the church and that WE are the Body of Christ?  Yes, I see that hand.  Uh-huh…and you and you.  It sounds very cool doesn’t it?  I think most Christians know this concept.  It sounds nicer than the Shepherd and sheep analogy since everyone I have heard using that analogy always reminds us that sheep are not very smart.  But a body is much, much smarter than a sheep.  Even though most Christians know this concept, do you think they “really” grasp the significance in what “THE BODY OF CHRIST” means?

Zen Sin - 2/4/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  I am going to have to watch myself pretty closely today.  On my way back to my desk, I saw someone's cube desk area that had one of those Zen sand gardens with the little rocks and tools to bring you relaxation.  I thought it looked pretty cool but then something happened in my head.

The Door of Our Heart – 2/3/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Many things and people knock on the door of our heart throughout our lives.  There is One knocking however, that has been there consistently your whole life.  The One who loves you the most and knows you the best will never force His way in.  He is knocking and waiting for the moment that you choose to open the door of your heart and invite Him inside.  And when you do will never be the same.  Once you do begins.  Once you do this…you have finally found what you have always been searching for.

Carry on,

Happily Every After - 2/5/2015

JOURNAL:  Marriage is one of the hardest relationships that there is.  The fairytale illusion of "And they lived happily ever after" is an unhelpful, deceiving lie.

Throughout my life, I have met a lot of people who believe this fairytale to generally be true.  I have had someone actually say to me something like, if people love each other, they should not have to work on anything...that good things should just happen.  But frankly that is just a big bunch of hooey hogwash.


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