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November

Thankfulness

Display of a wagon with pumpkins drivers with pumpkin headsThanksgiving, a time for love, reunion, thankfulness.  I had a great time myself.  Climbing Mount Everest, exploring the Serengeti savannahs and running along the Great Wall, right?  Okay, fine maybe not.  Instead I ate pie and watched the Hallmark channel with my girlfriend and family.  Maybe not the most exciting story, but I did enjoy the great food and fellowship.

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16
November

Active Justice and the Holidays

Statue of George WashingtonFor some reason when Thanksgiving comes around, I become passive.  Now some are spiritual and spend time thanking God or feeding homeless and that’s totally awesome if you’re really doing that.  But it seems when I eat turkey I just turn into a wobbly marshmallow.  I just want to sit there and never get up.  It takes everything within me just to ride my bike around the neighborhood and get fresh air and cardio.

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9
November

Creating Art From The Spoken Word

Car display at the Seattle Art MuseumI imagine Paul would’ve liked email and social media.  2 Cor 10:1 seems to say that he was shy face-to-face (one translation says “meek”, another says, “timid”), but was bold when far away.  He was a writer and a very logical thinker who debated both pharisees and Greek philosophers.  He was single for at least a very large part of his life.  Perhaps he really wanted to go for God with no distractions.  But if he was shy, was he also maybe too shy or awkward to approach a girl?

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2
November

Responding to Failed Dreams

Sonar x1 displaying a "Could not open file" box.“You become a winner. because you’re good at losing.” – Seth Godin, Linchpin

Warren Buffet was a genius at finding a struggling business he knew had solid foundations, investing at the low price, then making a killing when it came back.  Everyone knows Apple, Starbucks and Google are solid companies now, but to beat everyone else to the punch either with an unknown start-up or with a company coming back after everyone’s given up on it…that takes some investing skill.

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