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Be Real

“She couldn’t tolerate lying from anyone, except, when absolutely necessary, herself.” ~The Wishing Map “The truth about lies is that first, it’s to fool others, and later it’s to fool yourself.” ~Mystqx Skye “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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Block Out the Noise

The traditional season of Lent has begun, a time of quietness, contemplation and repentance. In other words: truthfulness with oneself. How rare a thing that is in this “modern civilization” of ours. It’s also traditional to give up something for … Continue reading

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Be Real

Be real. There’s a world full of people out there who’ve forgotten how. Be the person who shows them. Be you.

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Suffering for My Art?

Many artists work in pencil, and they tend to prefer softer leads like a #1 or a #2. Architects, on the other hand, prefer harder leads like a #3 or a #4. Hmm. So, I decided to experiment with harder … Continue reading

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Random Notes to Self

How chairs become soiled: Break eggs before new neighbors hatch: Don’t forget to re-cycle: Yard Sale: Possible deal on some used kids?Brains are handy. Get one. Keep priorities straight (Matthew 6:33) Oh, yeah, and this (duh):

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If I Could Just Fix Everyone…

              “To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler,          and less trouble.” ~Mark Twain “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming … Continue reading

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Yesterday…

“Chill October” (1870) by John Everett Millais

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My Self in Quotes

“If anyone would be my disciple, let them disown themselves, take up their cross daily and follow me. Anyone who tries to save their life will lose it, but anyone who loses their life for my sake will save it.”  … Continue reading

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Obsession

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