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We do things a certain way out of habit, without even knowing why.

There’s an old story about a woman who always cut off the ends of a ham before she cooked it.. After watching this ritual for years, her daughter asked, “Mom, why do you cut off the ends of the ham before you cook it?” After some thought, her mother replied, “I don’t know. 62 more words


Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

This book reminded me a lot of Pigeon English, a good book which I would’ve probably blogged about had the ending not totally killed my buzz. 537 more words


I hear hearts pounding, breaking not on their own but against barriers of distance and defeat and desperation. They’ve come out of the darkness, basking in the sunlight and the warmth so generously given by fellow ex-lonely hearts. 42 more words

Something Specific

Monday, April 21, 2014

Today’s reflection is by Kris Tostengard Michel, Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Daily Scripture: From John 20:1-18

1Early on the first day of the week…Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed…2so she ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple…and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ 3Then Peter and the other disciple went out towards the tomb….

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Narrative Lectionary

The Silmarillion, The History of Israel & Easter

Yesterday I finished The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Before I go further into this blog I simply want to state that the book was phenomenal and for any Tolkien fans out there I would highly recommend reading it. 625 more words


Todays adventure.

Hey Friend,

i don’t usually tend to do these types of ‘what i did today ‘ posts, but i figured i wanted to start doing something new , i don’t want to have that same posts that just reflect my bad and depressing feelings. 362 more words