Monthly Archives: June 2019

Blades of Grass

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 90 Father You have always been our home Before the mountains were thrust up Or the earth itself was shaped You were our God Yet at your word we turn to dust For time has no … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Meek

A little tongue-in-cheek supplement to yesterday’s post, Dare to be Meek!

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Dare to be Meek!

I had these buttons printed up a few years back as a play on the common misunderstanding of the word meek as meaning “timid” or “afraid.”  Actually, its true meaning is nearly the opposite. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as being … Continue reading

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Priorities

“Hack away at the inessentials.” ~Bruce Lee “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” ~Stephen R. Covey     “Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open … Continue reading

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Dear Deer

My Featured Blogger this week is Cindy Knoke, a former psychotherapist who packed everything up and moved to a rural (think “wild”) location she calls “The Holler.” Cindy now traipses local and foreign settings, taking spectacular photos of better adapted … Continue reading

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Camouflage!

Many creatures possess a remarkable ability to blend in. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. (Click on any picture to enlarge it or to start slide show)

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The Baron of Second Avenue

Grandpa Frank was fearless. Born in 1902, Frank McLaughlin was of rugged Scotch-Irish stock, descended from the founders of New Hampshire. His genteel French Canadian mother tried to tame him, but never succeeded. He ran away at fifteen, and with … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. He was tempted to give in to despair. (Who wouldn’t be?) But he chose instead to trust the God he knew would never abandon him. Divine irony: Two decades later his brothers came to Egypt in the midst of … Continue reading

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It’s a Selfie World

World’s Oldest Known Selfie First Selfie: “I hope I’m doing this right.” Selfies with Friends …Or Not American Gothic Selfie Weird Roommate Selfie Elfie Squirrelfie Sealfie Unhealthy Selfie Wealthy Selfie Seriously, dude? World’s Last Selfie (never posted):

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Jesus Go!

A few years back Pokémon GO became the most popular game app of all time. It still is, actually, although it doesn’t get as much publicity now. The premise of the first game to popularize augmented reality (AR), was simple … Continue reading

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