Originally posted on notestoponder:
We only crossed paths for a short while, always at work, and only for the blink of an eye. You were there one day, gone the next. Inquiries as to your where-a-bouts met vague explanations; dealing with health issues, needing some personal time, taking care of family matters. Not my place to press the issue – I backed off, yet you never left my mind.
I doubt you understand how gracious and beautiful you are. I say this because even though I know nothing about your life, I was able to read your eyes like an open book. I had those same eyes many years ago; eyes that gave away any attempt to feel “normal”, eyes pleading for something they couldn’t define. I instantly recognized your pain, your stoic attempt to pretend life was under control.
I don’t know why you’re so sad, but know you where damaged…
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Originally posted on The Bible Blotter:
Thanks for joining us on our journey through God’s Big 10 – the ten commandments. We’ve got the first three commandments out of the way – let’s press on and tackle number four. This time we’re gonna hear God tell us, “Chill out, man!” Let’s talk about what it means to rest and what it means to cease from activity.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the…
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Originally posted on Do I Look Sick?:
This past weekend I volunteered to help out with the North Texas Walk to End MG! This was my first time volunteering for a walk/run event because I hate running and I hate waking up early. But Pregnant!Rachel is very mysterious and decides that things she usually wouldn’t do, she should do. Because helping people is nice! And I’m home alone all day, so it’ll be good to get out! And trying new things is fun! And as much as regular Rachel dislikes the idea in general, I actually had a really nice time and I’ll probably do it again in the future!
Currently, money is extremely tight for us. But time is not. I’m mostly waiting for the baby to get here. So if I have time to spare now, and I know I won’t later, why not donate it to a good cause? Plus, did you know that…
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I was surprised the offer was still good. I added a copy to my Kindle. I read this 50 years ago!
Originally posted on A DEVOTED LIFE:
If you have read much from this blog, it will not come as a surprise to learn that I like allegory. Therefore, it will be even less of a surprise to learn that I am a big fan of one of the most famous books of Christian allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.
This book is testimony to the fact that while technology might change through the years, basic human nature has remained relatively constant from one generation to the next. Pilgrim’s Progress was written in 1678 and has never been out of print. The continued popularity of this story demonstrates that the challenges of Christians in 21st Century are still very similar to those of the 17th Century, allegory protagonist, Christian.
I ran across a deal that I could not help but pass along. Pilgrim’s Progress for FREE! Every self-respecting Christian should own a copy of this classic and here is…
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