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The First Rule of Holes is Dig One

October 13th, 2016 by G.

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In the old home we just bought, prior owners poured a concrete pad at the back and added a big room.  They did it well.  But they did not replace the old waste pipe that runs along underneath one edge of the pad.  It is now cracked.

Rather than spend the money to cut up part of the floor and then repour the cement, I am digging a trench along the side of the house.  I hope to then dig under the edge of the house a foot or two and reach the pipe that way.  It is hard work.

My daughter saw me start the trench this weekend and rushed to get another shovel.  She pitched in. (more…)

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October 13th, 2016 07:36:21

The Experience of the Spirit

June 15th, 2016 by G.

I want to be transformed all at once. I hate battling the same weaknesses, revisiting the same old wounds. I want to change and STAY changed! After each renewed commitment, each meaningful experience or spiritual high, I want to say . . . that “I cannot go back” to who I was before.

In spite of myself…it seems that I DO go back.

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June 15th, 2016 06:12:25

The Past is a Childish Country

May 13th, 2015 by G.

The other day, when we were getting ready to put the kids to bed, our oldest pulled one of us aside and described a day he suddenly remembered from a few years ago, “when I was little.” It was nothing very unusual, just a funny way we were sitting next to each other and talking. But he recalled it with what was clearly a lot of fondness. Here was a seven-year-old waxing nostalgic about the good old days when he was four, and we thought how much more of this he has to look forward to, how many more years he has to pile up good memories before he leaves the nest for good. And all of us will have this to draw on for the rest of our lives.

-the Tracinskis

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May 13th, 2015 09:14:39

When All the Saints Will Live Again

April 05th, 2015 by G.

After Jesus was resurrected, his Apostles were different men.  They were nobodies before.  Then they shook the earth.  What changed them?  They had seen Jesus resurrected, that’s what changed them.

When they changed into Apostles, a crowd of Jesus’ followers also suddenly transformed into a church.  What changed them?  Most of them probably wouldn’t have seen Jesus alive again.

There is an answer in the scriptures.  If we liken the scriptures unto us, we’ll discover it. (more…)

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April 05th, 2015 12:33:36

The Nature of Happiness

May 18th, 2014 by Man SL

A Father loves his kids just as they are – he does not want them different; the present moment and status are often felt as unimprovable perfection.

And (not ‘yet’ or ‘but’ or ‘however’), at the same time, and not as any felt paradox or contradiction; parenthood is also about looking ahead, planning, anticipating, unfolding: a trajectory.

Blissful present contentment which wants nothing, is also in transition.

That just is the way it is.

thus Bruce Charlton

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May 18th, 2014 08:42:07

Laughter in Heaven

January 24th, 2014 by G.

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Christian gentleman and friend of the blog Arakawa is mulling humor in heaven.
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January 24th, 2014 10:01:31