just one wish...

1wishBOne of the most frustrating propositions:  "If you could have one wish, what would it be?"

It immediately brings back those weeks ahead of Christmas when the Sears and Montgomery Ward holiday catalogs would be delivered, and my sister and I would dog-ear the pages and circle images of toys we wanted for Christmas.

And yet we knew that out of the dozen or so things we marked we were only allowed to have one.

Just one wish...

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clarity

ClarityI listened to part of a powerful sermon the other day. The message seemed to be reflective of scripture although no obvious reference to scripture was given.

This seems to be a trend in preaching today. A preacher becomes enamored with an idea they have picked up from the Word and after reflecting on the meaning of the scripture they have read or studied, a sermon is born.

Nothing wrong with that, right?

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the upside of loneliness

Yes, yes - I've heard lots of things about singleness and how lonely it all is. Quotes, pictures, advice, instruction. Some of it good. Some of it tiresome.

But solitude does have it's advantages. I'm guessing people are so conditioned to thinking that "normal" means you are always with someone that they rarely consider the upside of being alone.

Maybe some need to take time to "count their blessings" and among them - they are single - consider the advantages that come from a solitary life.

Loneliness


No. 91

It's one of those small paperback books you pick up and think, "I could have done this..."

Only you know it is so clever, you never could have pulled everything together and made it understandable.

The premise is taking ideas of things God can NOT do, and prove them using scripture. It's like trying to see something positive by understanding its negative.  In other words, I read the thought and consider the associated scripture, and smile realizing it's absolutely true.

I like that...

No.91


ignoring signs

Remember the battle of Carlton Drive?

It continues.  Several weeks ago one of Carter Lumber's delivery trucks ignored the posted signs of "No Parking". I tried letting the truck driver know, but he ignored my shouts and horn toots to try and rouse him from his truck's cabin. I tried calling the local police, but the officer informed me that unless they were blocking traffic or parked on my own land, there really was nothing they could do.

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