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Back for the First Time, California!

Have you ever spent a large amount of time doing something tedious or trivial and suddenly discovered something about the universe? Like staring at a pond for several wasted hours that you won’t get back and suddenly realizing that where there’s water there is life; or you look at the sand and realize that 99 percent of all species that have ever lived on this planet are extinct. 1,453 more words


Last year at this time I was struggling with the conditon of the church! It was so vastly different than what I grew up with… what I knew! 490 more words

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Big Picture. 

So many details, insignificant – until you consider what they belong to.


We Do Not Lose Heart...

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.  For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 385 more words


We look at car crashes and just wonder if everyone is okay.
We don’t stop to assess the damage.
Or come home to a yelling parent about the twisted scrap of metal… 41 more words


Times When Social Media Encourages Insensitivity

#PrayForParis. 🙏

This was all it took for a social media wildfire to start. I keep asking myself why things have to get so twisted on social media… *sigh* 188 more words

Ch-ch-changes in curriculum

Last month, my school, UW-Madison, announced that it is revamping its curriculum for new students starting next fall. For the rest of us current students, we have the choice of either sticking with the old curriculum or jumping to the new curriculum. 519 more words

Education & Curriculum