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Time for my morning shot

I mentioned early last month that I was going to begin posting product reviews for Amazon products that I would be getting for free or at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.  Well, my blog has been acting-up, so I haven’t been able to post anything new until today.  I have several exciting…

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Four-Star Adventure

I’ve been an Amazon Prime member for several years, I try to always leave reviews on the products that I buy, and have always hoped to be selected as a participant of Amazon Vine – Amazon’s internal product review program. A few days ago, I noticed a blog post on my Facebook news-feed that was…

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Age Restrictions and an Emotional Roller-Coaster

This year I am following the Robert Robert’s Bible Reading Plan using the New Living Translation (NLT).  The past few days I have had a recurring thought when reading/listening to the chapters from Genesis.  It is said that Jewish boys are not permitted to read the Song of Solomon until they are 13 years old because…

Elijah being fed by the ravens.

What’s in a name?

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of stress and activity.  Our daughter, Corvina Lyn, was born five weeks early when my wife became pre-eclamptic.  We’ve had a lot of questions about how we came up with the rather unique name.  My wife would probably be fine with just the “sound” of a name,…

Funeral Playlist

It seems like I’ve been attending more funerals than usual in the last year or so. Each one has gotten me thinking about what I would want to be said, done, or sang/played at my own funeral (hopefully far in the future). Here’s my funeral “playlist”, what’s on yours?

Mom's Spooked Sheep

DBA Scared Sheepless

About a decade ago my parents began raising sheep.  I had grown up on a farm, but mostly around cattle and goats, so it has been fascinating to see how different sheep act (and react) than other animals I’ve been around in the past.  The one thing that has made the biggest impression on me…

And the Word was made flesh.

This year in 2010, I made a valiant effort to read through the Bible.  I had only successfully done hat before once that I can recall, back in High School. That time I did it with the King James Version and most of the time I was reading it while simultaneously listening to it on…

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Old Hymns

I grew up singing old hymns. Due to my mom’s severe allergies (and various doctrinal differences), we often found ourselves without a regular church.  When that occurred, mom would sit us down in the living room to either read the scriptures or listen to a sermon on cassette tape. But before that she’d take out…

I ressurect thee, o blog…

My Wednesday morning Men’s Fraternity group is on a short break for the holidays, but the time I have been spending there has been so valuable to sustaining me through the week that I decided to go ahead and get up at the usual required (and insane) time of 5:30 a.m. (ok, to be honest it was 5:45 today) and spend some quiet time alone in prayer, reading and meditation. Below, and without further comment are some powerful snippets that really spoke to me this morning as I read from The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God….

Trust and common bonds

A few years ago I hosted a men’s bible study group and formed an accountability relationship with another guy who later became my best friend of all time.  Since then a lot has changed in my life (and his).  I’ve remarried, had a second child (who is now crawling all over the place and needing…