Category Archives: Everyday Thinking

Dabblings

Most of the time, I like to write on topics that are of basic spiritual value.  I hope to insert some values into this weblog, but at the same time do a little provocative topic throwing.  So, stay with me while I dangle some topics around that have me thinking “outside the box.” The Deferred …

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Second Chance Christmas (book review)

Second Chance Christmas is a novella of fewer than 100 pages in length, by Ruth Logan Herne.  Zondervan, 2016 Copyright.  I found the book from a Facebook page called “Christian Book Finds” and it was a mere 99 cents.  I did not hesitate to download it to my e reader because that particular day, I …

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A Yellowed Newspaper Clipping

One of my daughters asked me for a punch recipe this morning.  It did not seem to be in my computer file, so I searched for it in an old photo album I had turned into a cookbook of sorts.  You know, it is back when the photo albums came with those magnetic pages.  Along …

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While I wait. . .

Yesterday I had the experience, once again, of having an eye exam and injections into each eye of a clotting agent to abate the bleeders in my eyes that distort my vision.  Yes, I always arrive with a certain amount of apprehension which I usually try to hide from the doctor because I really do …

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Have both a Mary and Martha Christmas

This was first put on this site in 2012 and if I, the writer, needed to read it again, maybe you need it too.  Have a second look, or for new followers, maybe a first look.  For the men who follow this site, the message of these two women can certainly apply to many manly …

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Thanksgiving, 2017

Tonight, after a busy afternoon of food preparation that will make the day run smoother for my daughter tomorrow, I am just sitting here reflecting.  From 2016 to now, it has ben over all, a good year for me. I gave up driving last November.  I had made the decision that which ever quit first, …

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Redeeming the Time

The semiannual time change is now affecting thousands of people and dogs all over our country in places where Daylight Savings Time is in place.  There are a few corners in our country that never change their clocks.  Smart people. On Saturday night I usually change only my alarm clock, and the cuckoo clock.  The …

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I Didn’t See That. . .

About eight years ago, I did a major overhaul of my computer.  My son-in-law’s father had everything except the monitor for about a week.  It came back with a new “drive box” (that’s what I call it) that houses all the gadgets and gizmos of the computer world.  They even brought me a new keyboard …

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Song story of “Let the Lower Lights be Burning.”

I came across this song this morning while taking requests from the group at the nursing home I visit each Thursday morning.  I was just paging through my personal copy of “Great Hymns of the Faith” and came upon it.  The older generation grew up on these inspiring, convicting songs.  It made me wonder about …

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Do No Work (book review)

Do No Work: Beat Burnout, Find Inner Peace, and Strengthen Your Faith By Studying the Most Overlooked of the Ten Commandments, by Andrew Gilmore is published by Sequoyah Trails Press Copyright 2014. It is a short work but filled with a wealth of information that folks, like myself, have been searching for many years. Here …

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