Monthly Archives: July 2011

There’s no word for that

Despite the fact that there are more than a million English words, sometimes you are left wordless. Mental Floss has assembled a few foreign words that simply have no English equivalent. In Yiddish, a Luftmensch is someone who is a dreamer, with no … Continue reading

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Summertime Jobs – Starting at the bottom

Nancy Franson, who blogs at the delightful  Out of My Alleged Mind, recently reflected on a job she had as a teenager. It was at a pizza joint and it was definitely without glamor. The back room was kept at … Continue reading

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We served, He saved

Throughout the history of mankind, there has never been a period of genuine peace. If swords were not drawn or if gun powder wasn’t wafting in the air, then certainly angry words were being flung back and forth between nations, … Continue reading

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Surfing through life – The Isolation of Technology, P. 3

The discussion this week on technology has launched a whole string of thoughts, angles and impacts on how it is impacting our culture, our spiritual lives and our children. Photo via Flikr by Delta Whiskey For me, it started on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Smart phones make us dumb — The Isolation of Technology, Part 2

Interesting that there is a whole buzz right now about technology, and the fear that it is ruining us. Yesterday, I wrote about the four girls in Wendy’s who were sitting at a table together, so entrenched in music and … Continue reading

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I’m an unreasonable man

The trends in society are staggering. My,  how far we’ve fallen since I’ve first been cognizant of the world around me.  Here in the Denver area, there are more medical marijuana dispensaries than there are Starbucks. And we have a lot of Starbucks.  I … Continue reading

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Maybe He Didn’t Hear My Prayer

There was one thing I wanted from God. It was virtuous. It was honorable. It was good. So I prayed. And I asked. And I exhorted. And nothing happened. Maybe He didn’t hear my prayer. Image via Wikipedia Maybe He didn’t … Continue reading

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Talk about it

For most of us, there is a real reluctance to verbally share our faith in the workplace, in our neighborhoods or with friends. Political correctness, workplace rules, and just plain fear often hold back our tongues on even the most … Continue reading

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I give up

If I had one, I’d hoist a white flag. Because, I give up. I surrender. There are those all around — competitors, coworkers, “friends” and family – who stand ready to attack my reputation, credibility and honor. Some of it … Continue reading

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I want to change the world, but I’ve got all these excuses

I have a dream of changing the world, but there are so many reasons why I can’t — or won’t. You see, I have a past, littered with selfishness and broken relationships. I have inadequacies, personal chinks in my armor that … Continue reading

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