A Needle in a Haystack - 6/7/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  It is not very often that I wish I was 2 or 4 inches shorter. But when I am at Costco and looking through the huge piles of pants in search of the illusive 34x34, I have had a moment or two.

I think there is a 100:1 ratio of 34x32 and 34x30 to 34x34. It may actually be a much, much higher ratio than needle in a haystack, kind of ratio...but I am trying to remain optimistic.

Mom's Fifth Anniversary - 6/5/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  It's been five years now...five years since I lost the one that brought me into this world.  Losing a mom is a unique loss it seems to me.  Losing the one that has been there your whole life and was your gateway into this life.  In some ways, the loss seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems like forever ago.

A Bright Idea - 6/3/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  As a child, I was so bright, my dad use to call me son.  Now, as a Christian, I have the privilege to again be called, “a son” by my Heavenly Father.  Not because I am so great and wonderful and not because of my brightness.  It’s actually not because of anything that I have done but only because of what has been done for me on the cross when Jesus made a way for one such as me.  Thank you Jesus!!!

So with that great news, here is a verse for you today with a bright idea inside.

Carry on,

Peanut Predicament - 5/28/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  So I had this question come into my mind today and I thought I would run it by you all and get your opinion.

So lets say that there is a very large shipment of peanuts that have been stolen.  There is a lot of public pressure and a huge outcry about this because...well...people like peanuts for heavens sake.  And all of this pressure and outcry is driving the police nu...I mean...crazy.

Leaning and Learning – 4/28/2015

JOURNAL:  This life can have chapters of super fantastic times but it can have some chapters we would rather have just skipped.  There is so much that we do not understand and when hard times come and bad things happen, it is natural for us to wonder why.  But we don't see the whole book of our life.  We are only looking at today's page and drawing upon what has already been written.  We do not see what lies in the next chapter or more importantly, the last chapter of our lives.

Not in Kansas Anymore - 5/27/2015

TotoRANDOM THOUGHTS:  And this is how my mind works. I use that term loosely.

While visiting the restroom on the way out of my doctor appt this morning, I saw this brand name on the toilet.  Without missing a beat, in my head, I heard, Dorothy, from The Wizard of Oz, say, "Toto, I don't think we are in Kansas anymore."

Flirting With Death – 5/4/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  An actual conversation with my wife, Denice, first things last Sunday morning​.

My Wife:  Tapping my "ring-less" wedding ring finger. (I don't wear my ring when I play softball, which I had done the day before.  I do not do this to be a "player" but to protect my ring from the bat.)

Me:  I like that tapping thing you are doing on my finger.

My Wife:  You are in big trouble mister!

Me:  Why would I be in trouble?  (innocent blinking going on)

A Choice - 4/15/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  We all have a choice to make.  Free will is exactly that...the right to choose.  With each choice we make, we reap the consequences of that it good or bad.  We are responsible in part for what our lives look like.  We have a say in how we mold our lives because of the gift of free will that God has given us all.

Angry Legs - 4/15/2015

RANDOM THOUGHTS:  My legs are not happy with me today.  They are saying mean and painful things to me, letting me know that they do not appreciate that I sprinted around the bases on Monday night.  (to circumvent any future comments from my fellow softball warriors: YES, I was actually sprinting AND I already have unhooked the trailer)  Anyway, if my legs were like lizard tails, I believe they would break off in revolt today and I would have to grow new ones.  Just saying.

Carry on,

Finding Faith – 4/9/2015

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Do you feel like you lack faith?  What is faith?  How do you get faith?  You can't find it on eBay or Craigslist and I have looked for it at the Christian book store and they are not selling it.  I have even been watching all the TV ads and so far, there no "faith pill" or buy one set of faith and get a second set free for only seven easy payments of $9.99.  So how exactly do we get this faith stuff anyway?


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