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The Pretzel - 8/8/2017

RANDOM THOUGHTS: So, today I was tricked into doing some exercises.  Yes, my wife, Denice is a tricky one no doubt.

Last night before bed, she asked me if I would like to do some yogurt in the morning.  I was like, "Wow, I like yogurt...let's do some!"  I am always up for new things and so I was glad to introduce yogurt to our morning routine.  Then the morning came and there was no yogurt waiting for me, there was just this YouTube video on the TV screen.

NO SENSE - 7/26/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  There are so many things in this world that just don't make sense.  There are so many things that happen that there are just no good answers for.

One day, on the other side of eternity, it will not be like that.  All the pieces of the big puzzle will be in place and we will see the whole picture...the finished product and understand it all.  All tears will be wiped away, all pain healed, all wrongs will be made right and death will be no more.

NO FLY ZONE - 7/27/2017

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  I have had a couple of flies in the house the last couple days.  I have not killed them yet but I am getting closer.  Today, I retrieved the fly swatter from its hanging place on my garage wall and brought it in doors.

I try very hard not to kill anything if I can help it but so far, I have not been able to catch and release these fast guys.

Just Grow - 7/21/2017

Just-Grow1Just-Grow2SHORT THOUGHTS:  God often shows me things or teaches me in the simplest ways in life. Maybe it is because that is what I need or maybe it is because I notice. Either way, it's all good. Last night was another quick lesson.

Very Cline Thoughts - 6/13/2017

RANDOM THOUGHTS: I have been thinking...yes, I know you told me not to do that. But still, I have been thinking. :) And what I was thinking about is if my last name was "Cline." Yes, I know this very deep so brace yourself.

I thought it would be cool to be able to name my kids if my last name was Cline and I have a few perfect name ideas for particular kinds of kids.

So if I had a kid who was very hard headed, a child that would not listen to a single word my wife and I told them, I real born rebel...I would have to name that child, Dee Cline.

Junk in the Trunk - 5/10/2017

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  So, I discovered last night that I am no longer "slim."  Yes, yes, it's true. I went and bought the exact pants that the groom men are wearing for my daughter, Kendra's wedding so I could match.  I saw that they had 34x34 and I was jazzed.  I also noticed it said, "slim" on the tag and my mind lied to me and said, "Sure, you are still a 'slim' buddy."

I thought I had my clothes all worked out until I thought maybe that I should try things on.

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.

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