Why Pray for the Sick?

Posted: January 12, 2015 in Inspiration
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Recently, a post showed up on my Twitter feed with this question:

I’ve never understood praying for the sick.  Why ask the all powerful being who made them sick to reverse their decision?

Granted, this is probably coming from a non-believer, Atheist, or some other kind of belief, as a joke.  But, seriously, I still think the question is valid that even some Christ-followers get hung up on.  “Why does God make people sick or worse?”

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Lessons learned from a Diabetic Father

Posted: December 25, 2014 in Life!
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We had a whirlwind of a weekend last weekend. We were just your average, normal working family, until one event shakes us up and changes us for life. So many people go through the same thing that we did. Most people are always saying, “That’s terrible, but it probably won’t happen to us”…… until, one day, it does. That was us.

My youngest son (12 years old) was diagnosed with Type–1 Diabetes. Below is my story about Read the rest of this entry »

Wives are the Ultimate Trainers

Posted: November 20, 2014 in funny, Life!
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BookshelfAs I look back on my life, I realize that the majority of my “learning” did not happen during the 12-years of grade school.  Nope.  It happened in the last 13 years of marriage.  Consider this:  My wife has programmed-in specific keywords that trigger a subliminal response:

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Darn you Daylight Savings!  Or is it Daylight Saving?  Wait, do I lose an hour sleep?  No, it’s fall forward, no back.  Wait, is it dark already?!?!  AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!  I’m afraid of the dark!

Diamond-Carbon-Cure-R.A.K-Package3Over the last couple of years, my wife and I have made a decision to become more self-sufficient as a family.  For far too long, we’ve been reliant on companies and other people to provide for us.  We, as a society, have become complacent and dependent on these companies to supply us with our needs.  But, what would happen if one, or more, of those companies go under?  Or what if they are doing things that are not morally ethical and you don’t want to be a part of it?  What would you do? Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Fitbit stats

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Life!

My fitbit #Fitstats for 2/17/2014: 4,106 steps and 2.3 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/27SVJ4

Together Since...

This is an awesome idea. How cute is that? I’d get one for my wife and I, but I don’t think we are “old enough” to warrant such a “title”.

Image  —  Posted: February 15, 2014 in Life!
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What exactly is Valentine’s Day? A day that Hallmark created to sell greeting cards of love? A day that kids can create cool shoe-box containers where others can “drop” their valentine’s day cards in? Perhaps, Valentine’s Day is just another day, like yesterday?

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Cable and Satellite TV gives the general public everything they need, when you don’t really know what you need.  And then, they give you more.  More channels are available than you can dream of.  No one (at least no one I know) watches them all.  But, the broadcasting companies know this.  So, they package channels that they know you want, with channels that you probably won’t use, JUST so that you can upgrade your package to another level.

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Thermostat Replacement

Posted: January 11, 2014 in Technology
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Thermostat Replacement by Aaron Paxson
Thermostat Replacement, a photo by Aaron Paxson on Flickr.

Just finished replacing the downstairs thermostat with the new Honeywell Wifi-Enabled Smart Thermostat. It was a tough call between the Honeywell and the Nest.