• Archive for August, 2013

    Ramblings | August 26, 2013

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    admit_one

    Tullian had a post today on his blog about the centrality of the gospel in the Christian’s life, and how for many, it is viewed as simply the gate one passes through to join the club, instead of as the path one must walk down into Christ’s kingdom. He makes the point that preachers...

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    Ramblings | August 22, 2013

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    It’s been a kind of tough week. First, my truck gets sick, which results in a sizable repair bill (yeah, it was the clutch). I guess maybe before first, my body has not felt well for a couple of weeks now. I have periodic bouts with abdominal discomfort, colon unhappiness, limb aches, and esophageal...

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    Maintenance Matters

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    Dave's Bike Tools

    Driving to and from work today kind of describes how the ride of my life has felt over the last few weeks. It all started yesterday afternoon as I drove my truck home from an event after church. In the lower gears, I noticed as I went to up-shift and down-shift, it felt like...

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    Ramblings | August 17, 2013

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    Shukriya

    It’s almost midnight, and I am up cooking a lasagna for a staff appreciation dinner our small group is giving for the Sagebrush Highland leaders. We just wanted to do a small thing to say thank you to them for their service and their leadership at our campus, and the dinner after church tomorrow...

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    Some Unspoken Rules about Playing Slots

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    I don’t play slots much, but as I thought today about gambling via these machines and taking chances in life, a few observations came to mind. Feel free to tack on a few of your own. 1. If you decide to play a slot machine that is clearly marked with an “Out of Order”...

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    Worth A Watch: “The Innovation of Loneliness”

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    "The Innovation of Loneliness" by Shimi Cohen

    It’s funny- we think because we are tied into social networks, we would feel ourselves more intimately connected with others in our life and in our world.   Not the case, creator Shimi Cohen argues in this remarkable short video.  Shimi makes some poignant observations about the human heart in modern times.  Loneliness remains...

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    Ramblings | August 14, 2013

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    mapit

    I think I like the evening post better than the morning post since I usually review my day to find things to talk about.  In the morning, just not a lot has happened yet, and I have already forgotten many of the highlights the previous day.  I don’t know.  This writing things is a...

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    On Marriage, by David Mikus

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      As with most things interwebbed, I came across this powerful post through a friend on Facebook. The author, David Mikus, reflecting on the loss of his long time love to divorce, gives some suggestions for other men wanting to go the distance in life with their mate.   “Obviously, I’m not a relationship...

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    Ramblings | August 13, 2013

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    shukriya

    As a change, I’m actually writing this here post at 7 in the morning, as opposed to trying to write it at 11 PM.  It is nice to be up with the feeling that a new day is ahead, and that I am somehow a little less tired than I was 8 hours ago....

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