29
September

An Abundant Mentality

ApplesMe (from phone text): That tomato was very tasty.  My family liked it too.

Messenger: I’m glad you enjoyed it.  I can get more cuz the tomatoes are producing an abundance right now!

I still remember how good that tomato was that was sent to my family.  Juicy, sweet and huge.  Irregularly shaped and right from her folks’ garden, not like the perfectly shaped, uniformed look of the ones you buy at the grocery store with chemicals and factory breeding, which don’t have anywhere near the quality.  Forget health benefits, you can tell it in the taste.

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22
September

Our Mess, God’s Plan

Colored leavesYesterday seemed like a normal day at first…okay, now that I think about it maybe not…

That afternoon I borrowed my dad’s car and picked up a potential drummer, and then took 205 North to the Thursday night prayer meeting.  Suddenly the car started shaking, so we pulled over.  Flat tire.  No big deal, right?  Flats aren’t the worst disaster and it’s one of the few handy-manly things I know how to do.

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14
September

Coming Out Of The Wilderness

Oregon coast sunlight seen through woodsThe other day Messenger and I had lunch at the Original Taco House in Vancouver, where the interior is traditional Mexican and the burritos are delicious.  For not too a bad price, I’d highly recommend it.

We had a conversation about how when we come through a dark night or wilderness experience I think it’s painful for God as well.  You know that old saying, “This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you.”  Although my dad says when he was kid, his dad disciplined him and said, “This is gonna hurt you a lot more than it’s gonna hurt me!”  Haha

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7
September

The Need for Retreat-Depoe Bay

Coffee at the Trendwest Worldmark at Depoe BayTook a much needed getaway to Depoe Bay this week.  My folks had a Trendwest housing setup so might as well take advantage.  Since I get these optional days-off, hey might as well use them.

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1
September

The Single Life Part 2

A group of friends in SeattleA few months ago a bunch of us were at lunch after church Sunday and were watching a video about What Christian Singles Hear and laughing, because it was so right on.  The things said on there, singles get right away.   Very frustrating advice like, “It happens when you’re not looking. “, “Pray harder.”, “Jesus is your girlfriend now.”, etc.

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