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I Am Thankful

Thanksgiving gives us time to pause and count the many blessings that are already ours. Why don’t we take time to do this each and every day? The old exhortation to count your blessings is wisdom for all the generations, … Continue reading

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Ask It

My last post dealt with the search for better questions—what questions to ask and how to ask them. Recently, I found a teaching series from Andy Stanley called Ask It. In the series, Stanley poses a question that he believes … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Quotes

I hope everyone is doing well this time of the year. God bless all of you and thanks for reading these posts. Here is a short collection of what I simply call Thanksgiving Quotes. A good mixture of inspirational and … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Undoubtably, most of us have heard the Great Commission statement, some of Jesus’ famous final words before he ascended into Heaven. I decided to google the famous last words of a few other well-knowns and came across some interesting finds: … Continue reading

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God Cherishes You

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6,7 I … Continue reading

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Trust Opens Doors

In his book, The Speed of Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey explains how trust determines two important outcomes for a company: speed and cost. Trust goes up–speed goes up, and costs go down. According to Covey, trust holds a great … Continue reading

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Guardrails for Life

This past Saturday in my men’s group, a friend introduced me to a sermon by Andy Stanley called Guardrails. I would highly recommend you watching the entire Guardrails message on Stanley’s North Point Church site. Everyone knows what a guardrail … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

I know–we tend to wear out this question: Do you see the glass half full or half empty? With engineering geek-juice flowing in my blood, I usually say neither one–the glass is simply overdesigned (LOL). Of course, I say this … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mess

In the picture below, you see four antler pens that I recently turned on my shop lathe. By showing you this, I’m not bragging on my work, but I am proud of how these turned out. It’s so rewarding when … Continue reading

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Discovering Easter in the Outdoors

Yesterday morning, I found myself sitting against a pine tree waiting and listening for a turkey to gobble in the distance.  Those early morning hours are magical as the new light awakens the day shift of the forest.  What a … Continue reading

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Being Thankful – A Change of Perspective

What is rocking your boat right now? When you hear Bible verses like — in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — do they seem like empty words to you? … Continue reading

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The Surprise Catch

I just returned from a wonderful and productive fishing trip down in Apalachicola, Florida. How time passes quickly, but the memories will last a lifetime. My son Caleb and my friend Mark accompanied me on the choppy waters of Apalachicola … Continue reading

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Glassing God

Over a year ago, I plopped down a few bills and purchased a nice set of binoculars:  the Nikon Monarch ATB, a huge step up from my old cheap pair.  The quality of the Nikon optics is phenomenal.  I’ve carried … Continue reading

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The Worship of Nature

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Don’t feel bad; I didn’t know this until a few days ago.  Our nation also recognized April 22 as Earth Day.  So, I thought I would honor both of these occasions … Continue reading

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Amicalola – A New Poem

  Amicalola White tumult hugs Jagged rocks. Violent, leaping liquid Slices green and gray, Adorning ordinary granite As shimmering sunlight shows. Steady, calming roar, Cool, refreshing breeze. ************************* Ever and always: Flowing, Falling, Tumbling, Cascading, Dripping, Spraying, Beautiful mountain breath, … Continue reading

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Changing Your Conjunction

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24 “Conjunction Junction, what’s … Continue reading

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Recapping 2011

Thanks so much for following my blog in 2011.  Hard to believe this will be my 110th post.  I continue to change up my blog, to improve the content and to create topics relevant to you, the reader.  The challenge … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Eagle

Proverbs 30:18 mentions “the way of an eagle in the sky” as one of three amazing wonders.  I too continue to be inspired by this great bird.  The eagle has many lessons to share. Leadership & Self Improvement Eagles display … Continue reading

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Pruning Time

Are there any gardeners out there?  Every season, I call my dad and ask him when it’s okay to prune this plant or that tree.  He’s planted gardens and kept fruit trees all his life, but none of that has … Continue reading

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Spiritual Grit

In January, I took my leftover gift cards and purchased a new knife.  The Mini Griptilian is a folding knife made by Benchmade.  It comes out of the box razor sharp, and it will literally shave hair.  Since I wanted … Continue reading

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