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Archive for the ‘Living’

You’re blessed when…

(matthew 5:5) As part of Lent, Thomas is giving up “consumption.” He’s hoping to appreciate the things he has in a greater way and desire other things far less. He shared this graphic and idea on Saturday as part of the readings for Lent that we’re both doing. It sums up a lot of what [...]

What’s holding you back?

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 19-year-old with spina bifida. But he hasn’t let being confined to a wheel chair affect his lot in life. He also hasn’t let it keep him on the sidelines. Instead, he’s taken his custom-built wheelchair across the country, to skate parks and BMX parks to show off his mad skills [...]

The art of faking it

We all know there’s a bit of “movie magic” happening all the time on our TV and movie screens. But who knew just how extensive green screen magic really was? It seems there really is an art to faking it. Everyday Minimalist shared a great video highlighting some of the “everyday” uses of the green [...]

HALT the conversation

I’m typically a pretty easy going guy. Things don’t normally get to me. But there are times when the slightest little thing can upset me in ways I’d never imagine. This can happen when I’m talking with someone face-to-face, when I’m driving in my car, when I’m checking my e-mail, or even just browsing Facebook. [...]

Where is your treasure?

Where do you hide (and find) your treasure? It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. – Jesus (Matthew 6:20 MSG) It’s a simple truth, regardless of your religious affiliation. You’re going to spend your time and money where your [...]

Count your blessings (21 examples)

After a rather interesting weekend… including a doctor visit with My Life, a doctor visit for my oldest son to see about getting him a DocBand and finding out both boys should probably get one, and a late night trip to the ER with My Life who was having chest pains… I’ve spent most of [...]

Some days you feel like a fraud

Last night we did something I had hoped to postpone for another six months or so — or even a year. We traded in my 2001 Silverado for a new “family vehicle.” We were thinking before the twins arrived that my extended cab truck would give us plenty of room — at least until the [...]