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10,000-foot view, no deer

In Michigan there are usually many ways to get from here to there. Our route to an airport for a skydiving adventure took us through a state game area. We were on constant lookout for deer. I hit one once and that was enough for me! Running a tad behind schedule, I was pushing it a little. That made it even more interesting…

Adult expectations

The statement, “I don’t know yet what I want to be when I grow up”, coming from someone who already appears to be an adult, could be more than just amusing. While usually meant in jest, it could also mean that the person is either unwilling to take on adult responsibility, or is clueless about their current life direction or purpose…

The hub

I remember when I first learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels. There was a field next to the three-story, stucco-covered apartment building where we lived in Nuremberg, Germany. It was where we would fly kites…

Reclaimed wood

The garden area needs a new fence. It also needs weeding and rototilling, but a new fence to enclose the area would be a good idea. After careful consideration we decided that a reclaimed wood fence would be a good idea…

Empty caves

Historians explain that mangers in Jesus’ time were often caves that accommodated animals for shelter. Bethlehem’s manger that protected Mary, Joseph, and Jesus that first Christmas night may have been such a cave. We know that the tomb in which Jesus body was laid after crucifixion, and from which He arose that first Easter morning, was a cave…

Repairing foundations

I once did tiling at a house that had a crooked foundation. When I got to the marble around the master bath hot tub, it was a disaster. Marble is very unforgiving. It doesn’t bend for damaged foundations. Life doesn’t bend for damaged foundations either.

Church is sometimes thought of as a group of people who have nothing better to do with their time…