• Quick Hits | Monday, September 3, 2012

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    Shukriya (or "Little Boy") mans the staircase

    Today was a good Labor Day, although I continued to feel tired most of the day. The bulk of the day was spent at home. After a year of captivity, I let the cats out to scout the house. My little boy was like, “Meh.” The little girl came downstairs and cautiously checked out...

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    Perils of an Empty Throne

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    In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.~ Judges 21:25 How interesting it is that this is the verse that concludes the Book of Judges. It aptly summarizes the history of Israel in this period as the nation, without clear leadership and convictions, tumults from strength into weakness, and...

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    Quick Hits | Sunday, September 2, 2012

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    It’s Sunday evening, about 8:40, and I am tapped out. For the middle of a holiday weekend, I feel drained, and as if there is not enough time to get done what I need to get done. It was my hope to get headway made on one pressing project at work, and another one...

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    Quick Hits | Friday, August 31, 2012

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    It’s now 5:30 P.M. on a Friday evening- the Friday before the long Memorial Weekend unfolds and Americans check out for an extra day. Over the last week, I’ve noticed temperatures falling in and out of the office. The sky is darker in the morning on run days- not quite full on night, but...

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    People Like Us: Pilots

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    About 10 years ago or so, I stumbled across this BBC offering on the local PBS station, and after watching the show for 5 minutes, I was hooked. I find the mockumentary comedy format hilarious, and the scripts for these shows are just brilliant. I totally love this show’s brand of humor. Unfortunately, for...

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    Quick Hits | Thursday, August 30, 2012

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    "Benny the Knife", aka "Sandwich Man"

    It’s another late night post after a long day. That seems to be the mode of late. I want to get something written up about a topic or my day, and the words don’t develop until after 10 p.m. I wish I could get past that. Still, today was a good day, if only...

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    The Book of Acts – Passage Study Chunks

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    To study Acts in our small group, the book needs to be divided into chunks that can be handled meaningfully from week to week. The following chunk schedule was made with the help of the good ol’ Halley’s Bible Handbook. Week 1 Christ’s Resurrection, Ascension, and the Upper Room Acts 1 Week 2 Pentecost...

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    Open-Handed Love

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    I have a good friend who lost a sibling to cancer six years ago today. My friend loved her sister dearly, and she feels it every year when the anniversary comes up, if not only because she lost a sister, but also because that was one of the hardest years of her life, and...

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    Quick Hits | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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    Jujube Tree

    After a decent day at work yesterday, I had a serendipitous time with a friend of mine from the dance club and church. Last week, I went to Thearith and Daing’s house for a spring roll dinner, and my friend Gwen came over as well. Well, she had brought a chicken salad, which she...

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