Archive for November, 2008

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Thoughts on hope

Last night at LGBC, we celebrated the first Sabbath of Advent which traditionally I think is “hope”.  Sometimes it also incorporates other common figures out of related Biblical stories as well.  But that’s really extraneous to my story here.  Well, we celebrated hope last night. And hope is one of those elements of faith that […]

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Sunday, November 30th, 2008

God of Mercy

Last night on the way home the kids and I were discussing the mercy of God. We were discussing the need to have mercy on people when we have difficulty with them. Any how, Julie Poe’s words were ringing in my mind that if people have any pride at all they often will assert their […]

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m hoping to read part of the following Psalm (107) today at our Thanksgiving dinner to be a reminder of the proper focus of our thanksgiving: 1-3 Oh, thank God—he’s so good! His love never runs out. All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression, Then […]

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008


Recently the wife of a Web-friend of mine, Rich Faber was diagnosed with cancer?  I wouldn’t even post this if Rich didn’t already announce it on his blog.  Rich is the creator of Roboy Red and is a very talented artist.  It sounds like his wife and he are optimistic in the face of this.  But they […]

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

last Sunday before Advent

In the Catholic tradition at least, today is the celebration of Christ the King and is the final Sunday in “ordinary time” before Advent.  The celebration I think really places emphasis on Christ being King in the light of ever increasing secularism.  Ironically, I wrote a post about this very thing recently!  We need to recognize […]

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008


The kids and I went to see Bolt on opening day yesterday.  It was really fun, had a great message and totally safe for even young kids (I took my 4 year old).  For me the funnest character was Rhino the hamster.  Totally fun!

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Have you ever heard of a book called Abandonment to Divine Providence?  It is considered a classic to many Catholics.  It was written by a French Franciscan Priest around the turn of the 20th century.  The description that I heard on the radio sounded like something I would resonate with.  So I googled it…and found […]

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Other titles

Every now and then I think about what I might title my blog if I had to do it over again.  Here a few  ideas: Mental poop Heart on my sleeve My brain hurts Making lemonade I kind of like mental poop…ha!  No, I’m not going to change the current title.  Just kind of fun to […]

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Ouchy wrists

So the big news from my world is that I went to the Dr. yesterday and found out that I have the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome.  I suspected this to be the case as my wrists were really starting to hurt.  No numbness in the distal parts of my hand (fingers etc.) yet but […]

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Bring the light

There is an interesting selection scripture that I came across some years ago, that I recalled today.  It is Psalm 16:7 (amplified): 7I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. The whole thing is great, but it’s the second half that is especially good.  […]

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