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Skewed Humor for a Skewed World

Skewed (def) – Marked by a sudden, unexpected change in direction. Synonyms: lurching, asymmetrical, off-kilter. Our world has always been a little skewed. But 2020, it would seem, is the year that proves it once and for all. And no … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not How We Expect It to Be

Dear believers: What if God’s plans for the future don’t go the way we expect them to? (Has the present?) What if everything plays out in a way we could never have imagined? Does it matter? Has it ever? All … Continue reading

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Dolls Re-imagined!

A post on dolls? Hey, there’s a pandemic out there, and dolls can’t catch it! No, I’m not playing with dolls—yet–but I became utterly fascinated when gathering these images. I discovered that dolls are sculptures-with-attitude, made by humans-with-attitude! Oh, sure, … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Moments

Is the universe laughing behind our backs, or does it simply have a different agenda? Sometimes life is beautiful, sometimes it’s weird, mostly it’s just unpredictable. Which is pretty cool. Most of the time. (Click on any image to enlarge … Continue reading

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Unexpected Beauty

There’s something suspiciously miraculous about how much unexpected beauty there is in the world. But perhaps more miraculous still is the fact that humans (even those without eyesight) are able to see it. If they only will. (Click on any … Continue reading

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Capturing the Unexpected

Coincidence? I Think Not. Life, as mentioned in the first Capturing the Unexpected post, is sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, and always just a little bit weird. Why is that? (Lean in close and I’ll tell you.) It’s because we’re weird! … Continue reading

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Capturing the Unexpected

Into the Weirdness Life. It’s full of the unexpected. Sometimes horrible, sometimes great. Mostly just weird. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up, right? Well, you can. But who would believe you? (Click on any image to enlarge it, … Continue reading

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Seeing God in the Unexpected

A pastor and fellow blogger, Matthew Winters, observed that, in the midst of “One of Those Weeks” recently, he could see God “in the unexpected.” I couldn’t agree more! In fact, while reading Matthew’s post, I was struck by the … Continue reading

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Why (at Least) One Bad Thing Happened

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
 Why Life Isn’t Fair (a series of sorts) I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff you didn’t plan on and most likely would not have put…

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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