Category Archives: A Page From My Journal

“Putting Down Roots” — Two Years Later

A bonus Encore edition of a previous post, just in time for Easter. This post first appeared on this blog February 22, 2017. One downside of moving to a new house, no matter how much you like it, is Starting … Continue reading

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Olympic, um, “Athletes”

You walk away from the house and the cantankerous appliances for, like, 30 hours, and what happens? Portable electronics take up the rebellion, of course. August 4 was our first time to participate in the “Blazin’ Saddle” bike rally in … Continue reading

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Short Story Long

Here’s the rest of the story I alluded to in my recent post “Persona.” For the first five of our nine days in Liberia, I tagged along with the team, attending church and visiting the local supporters and sister charities … Continue reading

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Persona

Lately I’ve been thinking about authenticity. See, I have this deep-seated need for approval, which often leads me to put up the appearance of being what I think people expect me to be. Never admit a weakness: Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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The Power of Negativity

Recently I studied Proverbs 18:21* and got to thinking… Everyone knows that a positive attitude can bring positive changes, boost your success, and improve your relationships with colleagues, family, and friends. But do you realize that a negative attitude is … Continue reading

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Flattened by Overuse

Wait–No, I don’t mean a squished-down pillow or rug. I’m talking about overused words. See, lately I’ve heard myself saying “I love…” about practically everything. I love this song! I love your dress! I love that house! I love pizza! … Continue reading

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How’re Those Resolutions Working?

I just ran across the following post, which first appeared on this blog January 2, 2017. I thought it was worth sharing again. This year, I’m timing it for three weeks into the almost-new year… that stretch when enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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