Monthly Archives: May 2016

There Is Some Hurt Out There

Immature love, crushes, infatuation are based on the emotional feedback being experienced. If the dates are exciting, the times together adventurous enough, and the strokes to one’s ego frequent enough, then that must be love. Continue reading

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Button Boxes

When I was a boy, every house had a button box. I can remember looking through my Grandmother Feril’s button box. Most of the buttons there were buttons for shirts, as she made shirts for us and recycled the old … Continue reading

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Seeing Past the Misuse to the Value

It took a few hours to clean it up. It was suffering from abandonment, neglect, and misuse. It shows some of the evidence, even in its restored state. A scar here, a bit of pitting in a place or two, but works very well.

There is a great satisfaction in returning it to a proper place of function and purpose. It made the move from junk to value with just a bit of attention from someone who noticed it. Continue reading

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When Being Exempt is Preempted

There are no guarantees of success, no formulas for faultless families. Clearly putting the effort forth to do one’s best is more likely to produce desired results, but it is no promised reality. The parable of the soils from Scripture reminds us that even the perfect seed can fail to produce fruit in the wrong type of soil. Continue reading

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Worn Old Tools

They may see their time as having been in the past. It is a “young man’s game” or “I’m past my prime” become the excuses for idleness. They still work, just differently, perhaps at a different pace. Some have had a more difficult life than others. Sometimes I wonder if people aren’t like old tools. Continue reading

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