Category Archives: christianity

Spring Potato Harvest

Last year it happened by accident. This year I did it on purpose. I left some of our potato crop in the ground over the winter under heavy mulch. Some of the potatoes  turned to mush and some of them … Continue reading

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Personal Boundaries

Quick story… Today at work, we were installing a roof.  Mid morning, Tim  barked at me, “Throw me a tape measure!”  (Keep in mind, I am the boss). I looked at Tim and said, “What’s the magic word?” “Please.” I … Continue reading

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Measuring Long Term Stress

Friend of mine  had his machine shed catch fire yesterday.  Fortunately no one was injured, but I keep thinking to myself, the stress level in his life has got to be off the chart.  He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wake

It happened the  Fall of 2012.  The first time I  read a  poem  that  I instantly connected with. Heck, it was the first time I’d ever connected w/ a poem, period. I mentioned recently, I live in the Hinterlands far … Continue reading

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My Spiral Into Depression

My Spiral Into Depression I learned at CCEF  “almost anything can be at the root of depression: a recent illness in which you get behind in your work, hormonal changes, a reversal of fortune, the consequences of simple negligence, guilt over a particular … Continue reading

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My thoughts on current events

  Remember the song  Dirty Laundry? “We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blond who Comes on at five She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam In her eye It’s interesting when people die Give us dirty laundry… Dirty little … Continue reading

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Better is….

“Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full with painful effort, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding  on it.”  Solomon ______________________________________ I came across that proverb two weeks ago.   It continues to resonate and … Continue reading

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