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Month: October 2008

Note to file….

Note to file….

The BBC news bureau ran the following story yesterday. I just wanted to say: Do not, I repeat, do not let this happen to you. 🙂   Man’s arm trapped in train toilet   TGV toilets are equipped with a powerful suction system   A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet. The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which…

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Opposites

Opposites

So I’ve been thinking today….the opposite of comparison is perhaps contentment. The opposite of saying “if only I had” could be “look at my blessings”. We talked about this at Bible Study tonight. It’s so interesting (I think) b/c in Philippians 4:11-13, Paul said…I have LEARNED (love it that it didn’t come naturally to him either) the secret to being content, whatever my situation.” And Paul’s “situation” at that time happened to be that he was in prison. But do…

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Questions…

Questions…

I used to spend a lot of time asking Bill questions. Questions that began with “how come” or “why can’t we”? Or sometimes I’d just state…”but everyone else is…”. I really think there is more grey hair on his head because of my endless questions. Why? When? How? But some months ago, I stumbled upon a quote by C.S. Lewis that has become almost a mantra for us. It’s so simple, but so true. “Comparison is the thief of joy.”…

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It’s a small world after all….

It’s a small world after all….

I made a new friend this semester at HBU. He was, in every sense of the word, a passing acquaintance. I taught at 11:00 and he taught in the same room at 12:30. He’d come in every day as I was packing up and we’d discuss this and that. We discussed the political conventions at the beginning of the semester, we’d talk about who won which debate or sometimes he simply reminded me to log out of the computer. One…

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A Time to Laugh

A Time to Laugh

Thanks to those of you who’ve asked where I’ve been the last few days.  The short answer is that I got a new computer.  I switched from a PC to a Macintosh.   I had heard how “easy” they were to figure out …. and well, I’m not sure what it says about me, but I didn’t think a lot of it was really that “easy”.  I’ve got most of the kinks worked out now but not without quite a…

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Alarming!

Alarming!

My oldest daughter is growing up.  She is almost eye to eye with me and  today I told her I thought she had gotten even taller and prettier while she was at school.  We are heading straight for the teenage years at what seems like lightening speed and Bill and I comment often how we wish we could stop the clock even just for a while. Tonight she called my cell phone and asked if she could make a corn…

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A City on the Coast

A City on the Coast

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, we had a Sunday afternoon without a single planned activity. This doesn’t happen very often and decided to take advantage of it by heading to Galveston to survey for ourselves the storm damage from Hurricane Ike. I must say, in many ways, it was so much worse than I thought.  One of the first things we saw when coming over the causeway, were boats literally sitting in the median of the highway.  The boats…

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Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

We spent this Saturday….and virtually every Saturday in the fall, at various soccer fields around town. We have 3 children playing soccer right now and although they love to play, I’ve decided what they love more is the “tunnel” they get to run through when the game is over. Win or lose, the parents make two lines and form a tunnel with their arms for the players to run through. We cheer, call them out by name, yell “good game!”…

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Time

Time

My mom commented today that I hadn’t posted anything yesterday. I probably won’t get to it everyday, but I am going to try. When she asked me what I had been doing I told her about the last two days. We had some “unscheduled” fun. Monday night Savannah had a headache and wasn’t feeling well so she stayed home from school on Tuesday. She went to HBU with me and was quite the ‘lil professor. She graded Scantrons, wrote on…

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