I announced in my last post (Gone Fishing), that I am taking a short break from blogging due to health issues. As you read that post you most likely assumed that I was cutting back on other areas of my life as an extension of what I was dealing with. This assumption was right except for one thing.
Well not literally. I don’t like the cold. It’s winter in Canada so “gone fishing” takes on a whole new meaning. The thought of walking away from the safety of solid ground to drill a hole in the ice weakening it just to catch something I don’t even like eating does not appeal to me, even if, as a metaphor, it still holds water, frozen or not!(more…)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
A Little Understanding – “How-to” Décor and Staging Books
There are so many decorating styles for your home. There’s Rustic, Contemporary, American Gothic, Eclectic, Hollywood Regency, Arts and Crafts, Cottage, Mid Century Modern, Industrial, Traditional, Minimalist, I could go on and on. Actually, I personally couldn’t go on and on but I could have listed more names I found on the internet. The one thing you will find when it comes to the topic of décor, something is always in and something is always out.(more…)
I tried to refuse the self-checkout. I would like to say it was out of some sort of duty to those who will lose their jobs. It’s not that I’m not sympathetic, that I’m not sad to see people replaced by machines, but if I’m honest with myself, I’m more upset at my loss. I don’t always trust those machines. It’s a lot of work for me to make sure that the price that comes up when I scan my item is the right price. Besides, those machines have no personality. You don’t get to chat about the weather or politics or any other meaningless topic that comes to mind. I guess you could try but it would be a one way conversation. The only thing the machine ever says to me is, “how did we do today?”(more…)
This is not my normal way of introducing myself. In fact, I have never introduced myself as Jonah. I don’t think I look like a Jonah. I’m not really sure what he looks like, I just know I don’t look like a Jonah. Still, there is something in me that is just like Jonah. There is something that causes me to question, to wonder, are these really the type of people God wants to offer a second chance?(more…)