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Failure Is More Than an Option – Failure is a Good Option

I am more afraid of success than I am of failure. I’ve known this to be true for a long time, but I used to just shove that fact under the rug, pretending it wasn’t true. Because I have always been a driven person, it has meant I am prone to dreaming and envisioning a day when all the great things in store are really … Continue reading Failure Is More Than an Option – Failure is a Good Option

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A Charming Runaway Dog Sadly Teaches Us About Sin Nature

It really was a simple morning task; let our dog, Libbie, outside for one last watering of the lawn. It’s the last act of my pre-work routine. In lieu of regular work shoes, I put on some casual flip-flops to take her to the tether we anchor into the ground. The Dog For some reason, though, I forgot about the tether! I guess, in my … Continue reading A Charming Runaway Dog Sadly Teaches Us About Sin Nature

Ugly Snow on the Mountain

100 Ugly Seeds and a Simple Pathway Out of Darkness

Ugly. In my midwest home, winter is a dreary time. It’s a season I associate with the gripping darkness of depression and sadness. The daylight hours grow shorter. The coldness persists. And it seems like we’re always shoveling out. Whether you fight the urge or give in, it’s easy to feel like that season will never end. I was pondering it one morning while sitting … Continue reading 100 Ugly Seeds and a Simple Pathway Out of Darkness

The Stranger I Wish I Knew and Loved

You never know what can trigger profound pondering. For instance, the sight of a random stranger once did just that for me. I saw him for all of 20 seconds while vacationing with my family. We did not speak, nor did we even exchange glances. He probably had no idea that I noted his existence, and the chances we will ever be in mutual presence … Continue reading The Stranger I Wish I Knew and Loved