Monthly Archives: March 2014

Purpose: Nothing Into Something

Modern life is filled, for many, with a quest: They search for meaning and purpose to their lives. Sometimes, instead of relentless pursuing something that may remain just beyond our grasp, it is good to turn around and look at where we’ve come from. The One who created us also gives us purpose.

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Carpenter Theology

The broken end table peered at me from its place in the corner, leaning drunkenly to the side. We couldn’t put anything on it, and it certainly wasn’t fit to display; a broken leg made sure of that. It wasn’t even ours to begin with.

“Why don’t they just get rid of it?” I asked. Really, I was wondering why we couldn’t just get rid of it. We were waiting for the perfect match of stain, or a certain piece of hardware; I no longer remember which. But I do remember wanting it to be gone.

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Thursday Intermission

Happy Thursday!

I’m feeling a little lazy this afternoon, wishing I could fit in a nap. How about you? Now think back to this morning … How did you wake up? You can only hope to awaken as happily as baby Christian does when he hears Bruno Mars.

Instead of passively watching another video, this week it’s your turn to get involved. Click the link to Draw a Stickman and then see what happens.

Happy Thursday!

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Thursday Intermission

Welcome! In case you’re new here, I should explain that Thursdays are a little different. That’s the day we take a break from our week with a couple of videos, games or other fun links. An Intermission.

“Monsterbox” is an end-of-studies CGI short created by students at the Bellecour Schools. It carries themes of friendship, giving, forgiveness and reconciliation … and monsters. It’s charming and adorable and beautifully done. Enjoy.

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Of Birds, Chimneys and Prayers

Honestly, I felt pretty ridiculous standing there, singing to my wood stove.

But it had to be done.

Apparently a bird had managed to squeeze in under the chimney cap. And so, in one of the first signs of spring, he had flown down and was stuck in the stove  which, thankfully, was not being used. The bird would be calm for awhile, then start fluttering and pecking, trying to get out.

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Team Hoyt

I heard about Team Hoyt through Max Lucado’s book, “3:16: The Numbers of Hope,” a study of John 3:16 that our small group has been using. In it, Lucado writes about the father-and-son racing team. Here is their story.

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A Second a Day

The idea of taking second-long videos daily and then editing them together isn’t new. This one is a little different, though. It shows a tragic year in a young girl’s life.

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