Monthly Archives: November 2013

The timing of thankfulness

Since it’s Thanksgiving, I felt like I should write something super noble and deep. Something that would really cut to the core and get to the heart of what this holiday is all about. But instead, I came up with … Continue reading

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What The Muppets and Lady Gaga taught me about Jesus

Like a lot of people, I’ve been slightly sucked in to attempting to start Christmas celebrations prior to Thanksgiving. (I blame super-late Thanksgiving for this.) As part of this, I began browsing the long list of upcoming Holiday-themed TV options. … Continue reading

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Friends and alarms; curse their dependable nudges

“Curse you devil bells!” This thought routinely runs through my head shortly before 5 a.m. each morning as my alarm goes off. Over the past year or so, that jingle, which is probably very delightful in actuality, has become something … Continue reading

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Sweat the small stuff

It’s often said not to sweat the small stuff in life. On the surface, it’s a pretty easy philosophy to get down with, but it seems the small stuff too often adds up and lands me in the most trouble. … Continue reading

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What I learned from a three-year-old’s sneeze

“Bless me!” That’s how my niece followed up a sneeze Sunday morning. Hearing the kid sneeze really wasn’t surprising — her nose typically has a good deal of hotel scene Peter Venkman going on — but her immediate self blessing … Continue reading

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Don’t be a jackass like Jonah

I find the story of Jonah and the whale is one of the more thought-provoking tales in the Bible. I mean, dude spent a three-day weekend in the belly of a fish, which we often assume was a whale. Every … Continue reading

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