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Offer it up

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Forgiveness sets you free. It sets the forgiven free as well.

Father John spoke about offering it up, a couple days ago during his sermon.

i immediately wrote it down.

What a great metaphor. Father John said his Mom would always tell him to offer it up when he got a sports injury – to use the injury for some good.

And then just now as i’m writing this…

Dear Cheryl, if all i got, is your hand in my hand, baby i could die…a happy man. The song is here.

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Busy...Dreadfully Busy

Christmas paradox revealed as i woke up this morning

Church epiphany
About a year ago i snapped this with an iPhone. Had an epiphany an hour ago.

Christmas paradox revealed as i woke up this morning.

Do i really believe in the spirit of gift giving as a part of a Christian belief system or am i a zombie on the treadmill of life, going through the motions?

Going through the motions is easy because retailers for many decades have crafted American habits and rituals – buy, buy, buy.

If we don’t offer gifts to people we love, that means we don’t care as much as everyone thinks we should care.

Right?

So as i awoke an hour ago, i couldn’t help but wonder, “How many times do you attend Church a year?”

Does your commitment to be physically present within a Christian community (just an hour a week) match and support your thinking for why you should give and recieve gifts?

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There’s an unreasonable and unnecessary fear of “running out”

personal sketch of Florida home
Years ago, a neighbor had note cards made for us as a gift, featuring a hand-drawn image of our home.

 

Have had a box of these note cards – with a hand-drawn sketch of our home – for about 20 years.

i rarely use them because they’re so special and unique.

There’s an unreasonable and unnecessary fear of “running out” of these cards.

To which the me of 2018 says, “So what?”

Enclosing a cash gratuity with a thank you note for a couple who help us out twice a month.

Can’t wait to run out of these cards.

 

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Dear Son

Tim Cook’s greatest gift from God

Have a Gay Day Facebook page
One of my favorite Facebook Pages, Have a Gay Day.

 

Tim Cook said being gay is God’s greatest gift to him.

Why?

He said it is because being in a minority group gives you an empathy to look at things differently.

Until you’ve been in this place, it’s literally impossible to understand.

 

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Keep the medals

Central Florid Gliders 2015 Masters Track results
Goal was to run under 6:00.

 

Central Florid Gliders 2015 Masters Track results
Goal was to run 2:40.

 

Keep the medals. Don’t be fooled by two 55-59 age group silver medals. There were only two competitors in the age group. Call it like it is. i was last. Twice.

Never collect any medals ‘won’.

Why would i?

The real victory is simply in honoring the temple that keeps us alive.

God provides this miraculous vessel.

To dishonor it with neglect feels evil and selfish.

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