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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

Morning Conversation - 1/21/2016

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  This morning as I was getting ready to leave for work, I became more aware to something I already knew. I just noticed again and it made me smile that every time I talk to Peanut Butter Wood, her tail will start to wag. That logically made me think about the difference between dogs and cats.


SHORT THOUGHTS:  Some practical advice from the Psalms today

When I read through these verses, I especially like the visual I see in my mind of hiding God's word in my heart and again, like in Jeremiah 29:13, seeking God with all your heart.  They are acts of our will...something WE can choose to do.

We or...I, at least, have hidden and hide way too many things in my heart that do not belong there and have sought and seek ways and things that lead me into trouble or just as bad...just lead to no where.

A Straight Path - 11/5/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Are you having issues with crooked paths?  I have had plenty of "crooked path" issues throughout my life.

Looking back over my life with 20/20 hindsight, it seems to turn out that my crooked path times were always when I thought I knew something that I did not and upon closer inspection, I found that I was only  That has never proved to be a great combo...EVER!!!  Without God to lead and guide me...I am surely lost.


SHORT THOUGHTS:  Here are some great focus verses for today and every day.  As I recalled these verses in my head this morning, I was reminded of a quote I heard a while ago that at the time, stuck in me like an arrow as simply...truth.  But it is life giving truth that we sometimes forget and need to remind ourselves of again and re-remember from time to time because this life here on earth can get pretty dog gone rough.

The quote goes something like, "We are not in the land of the living and moving towards the land of the is the other way around."

An Avid Hunter – 10/20/2015

JOURNAL:  I am not an “Avid” hunter.  In fact, I am not much of a hunter at all.  I have gone hunting before once that I remember many, many moons ago but there was no danger of me actually getting anything.  It was apparent to me on that trip that God made my feet way too big to hunt.  Every time I took a step, I broke sticks, crunched leaves or kicked rocks.  I found it impossible to not make a ton of noise while walking through the woods in big boots.

Good Friends and Conversation - 10/10/2015

SharonRANDOM THOUGHTS:  In this picture, is Sharon, who is a good friend​ of my wife, Denice and mine.  On Saturday, Denice and I attended the wedding of some other good friends, Erik​ and Katie​'s daughter, Hailey​.  It was a beautiful wedding and was made even better because of running into Sharon along with even more friends, Breck, Nina​ and Dixie​.

The Unexpected Guest - 9/13/2015

JOURNAL:  This morning, I was given...and somehow passed a great unexpected test.

If you have read my story, "Spider Defense" or if you are my wife or a close friend, you may know that I have adopted a new approach to spiders...when I find them in my house.  In general, I have been this way with most insects I find in my house for some time...and with wolf spiders for a long, long time.

Snap, Crackle and Pop – 9/3/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  I am finding that getting older is much like getting ready to eat one of my favorite cereals as a kid and even now sometime as an adult.

Mixing and Matching – 9/3/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Spiritually speaking...when you got up today to face the world, what did you put on?  We are instructed in Colossians, as God's chosen actually "dress ourselves" spiritually, just like we do or at least...should do with our physical bodies...before going out to face the world, get the paper or mail or maybe even just to make a ham sandwich.  Ha.

Asking Some Questions - 8/19/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  I am thinking about some questions to consider today.  I am also providing some related verses to ponder for prayer and contemplation.

In whom or what are you building your life on?  Is the foundation being built on shifting sand or on solid rock?  Will it hold when the storms come?


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