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GOD’S PERFECT TIMING – 4/24/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  When I read the verse Genesis 50:20 from the story of Joseph...it just reiterates to me loud and clear that we never, ever really know what God is up to.  We might think we do at times but really...we just don't have a clue.  It is so much bigger than us and our humanly view.

There are things in this life that make some kind of sense to me and many, many things that do not and probably won't on this side of eternity.

A GOD WHO KNOWS - 1/30/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Our great God is personal and cares about and knows every detail of our lives.  He uses everything in our lives to talk to us right where we are at.  If we are listening, we hear Him.  But even when we are not listening, He is still there speaking to us, reaching out to us...always working on our behalf...always waiting for us to turn towards Him.  Like the father in the story of the prodigal son, He is always watching and waiting for our return, waiting for us to respond, no matter where we are at or where we have been.

RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES - 1/24/2017

JOURNAL:  This past summer, my wife, Denice and I did a lot of work up in Cascade, Idaho.  You see, we bought a half acre of property up there to have a place to camp and be able to keep our travel trailer on and setup, as much of the year as possible.  It is a lot of wear and tear on our travel trailer as well as our truck and also on me, to pull the trailer back and forth the eighty some miles to and then back home from our camping spots every time we decide to go camping.  So this chunk of land was a great thing for us for sure and it was so much nicer to just have it al

Looking Like Arnold - 1/12/2017

RANDOM UPDATE:  So yesterday, I took Denice to work in our truck. Not because it had continued to snow but rather, because the warmer, above freezing weather was melting some of the snow and some of the streets were getting pretty deep in water and slushy, snowy mess.

Immune to Me - 12/12/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  I just got done listening to a commercial for a new drug. At the end of the commercial, it listed all the side effects which like normal, were many. Then it said you could not use it if you had an organ transplant.

I turned to my lovely wife, Denice, and said that I had not ever had an organ transplant but that I had moved our piano twice now. She agreed by just saying yes, we had. But I don't think she even cracked a smile.

Holding On or Letting Go – 12/1/2016

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Not all things are meant to be held together as they might have always been.  Sometimes we have to let things go and let things become whatever they become.

We may want and see something a certain way in our lives but that does not mean what we see and want is what is best.  Sometimes God’s best for us looks very difference…wait…almost always…God’s best for us looks very different than what we think it should look like.

The Things We Do For Our Kids - 11/17/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  It is really crazy what we will do for our kids.

Tonight, my daughter, Shelby, who has been under the weather recently, got me to eat a clove of garlic.

I MUST BE GETTING PRETTY OLD - 10/26/2016

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  So this morning after coming in and filling up my water bottle, I promptly knocked it over and tried unsuccessfully to catch it and it ended up clanking (metal) a couple times on it's way to falling off my desk and into my garbage can.  When this happened, I had headphones on and was listening to the news.  While I continued listening to the news, I began to clean up the little bit of water that had spilled along with some of my tea that I spilled trying to not let my water bottle spill.

Becoming What We Following – 10/21/2016

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Psalm 115:2-8 were the verses from my reading this morning in my closet time.  There were more verses after this and one before but I just kind of stopped reading like there was a stop sign when I got to these.  Then I read them again and maybe even again and absorbed them.

The last verse just spoke so loudly to my soul.  We become like our idols.  Likewise, my logic tells me that the concept is also true that when we follow God, we begin to look more and more like a son or daughter of our Loving Father.

GOD IS THERE – 9/16/16

Ps94SHORT THOUGHTS:  We all go through hard times in this thing we call...life.  But we never go through them alone.  Oh, we may think we are alone for sure but truth is...God is right there, going through our hard times and all other times with us.  His presence is with us always.  When we feel we are all alone, it is not because God is not there.  What is missing is our awareness...our ability to see and notice God right there all around us, in

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