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My thoughts on the Kindle!

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Kindle- a. To build or fuel (a fire). b. To set fire to; ignite.
I resisted the kindle for years. Oh I heard about it, and had people encourage me to check it out. I persisted in my resistance! I like books, no I love books! I like the way they look, the way they smell, the way they fit on bookshelves, I even love  book shelves!  Real bookshelves made of wood ( from real trees, that squirrels climb)  not press board!

For me, there is nothing more inviting in a driving Wyoming blizzard, than the sanctuary of my office, and the opportunity to read.

The Church I am blessed to Pastor has provided the most beautiful and inspiring study a Pastor could ever hope for…pray for.  Whew, I digress!

Back to the subject of this blog, a slate colored electronic reader named the kindle.  Why do they call it the Kindle you’re wondering?
The name Kindle as your aware means to ignite! And reading has that ability. Reading can set intellect ablaze, enable us to visit lands we have never seen, to spend time wit…

A Childhood long long ago!

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A friend sent this to me it was to good not to post!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE

1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!


First, we survived being born to mothers
Who smoked and/or drank while they were
Pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes..

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs, in rooms painted with bright colored lead-base paints!

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants and children,
We would ride in cars with no car seats,
No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day
Was always a special treat.

We drank water
From the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends,
From one bottle and no one actually died from …

Anxiety-free people!

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Worry, is a word we sometimes wish was not a part of our vocabulary.  There are words that by definition move to the front of the line, words we more than like, we love.  God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, family, friends, love, kindness, trust, provision, purpose, joy , laughter, tenderness.  
I could go on…but worry….back of the line if you please…and take discouragement and fear with you!
Worry, wants to be included, in our thoughts, in our conversations,  and often is demanding and downright rude, interrupting a perfectly good day or evening, thoughts that lift, and fill us with hope….are often forcibly shoved aside so that "you know who" can get some attention!
Worry, is an insult to God! Worry grabs tomorrow’s clouds and covers today’s sunshine!  I have used phrases like these for years, and I believe they are absolutely true, yet worry is tenacious, worry is persistent….and worry is a chief tool of a very real enemy, who wants you to doubt the goodness of God!
Worry wants…

Life is a series of hellos and good-byes!

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And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37Andthere was much weeping on the part of all;they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38being sorrowful most of all because ofthe word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. Andthey accompanied him to the ship.
(Acts 20:36-38). 
The Apostle Paul is saying a teary farewell to people that had come to mean a great deal to him. He is on his way to Jerusalem.  His life had been re-directed by the will of God, for a season they walked together.  
Too often we assume that the people in our life now, the ones that add and benefit us, will always be there. After all life takes on a sameness, everything seems to continue as before, as it always has. The sun rises, and sets, the seasons come and go, the people we know are there, sure others are introduced to the circle of our lives, but for the most part life can have long stretches of relative predictability.
We should know, and I believe do know, that life wh…