• A Thanksgiving stone

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    Howdy! Today's thought is one from the archive. I first shared this post last year in November; you'll find that it is quite relevant this week.... >> I've been contemplating the story of the original Thanksgiving celebration this week. I can imagine the joy the colonists felt as they dug in dark soil and harvested their ...

  • When Stuff Really Does Matter

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    This week in Colorado Springs more than 450 families are newly houseless due to the smoldering blaze on the north side of town. The Black Forest wildfire has been burning for days; firefighters are still working tirelessly to contain it. Fire departments planned their attack well; over 2,000 homes were saved. (To all you blaze-stopping ...

  • Truth for Difficult Circumstances

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    That moment. We've all been there, that moment when bad news arrives from the other end of the phone. For us it came most recently mid-morning on a Tuesday. Caveman started pacing across the Shoebox living room, his shoulders slightly slumped. And somehow, I knew. I knew he wouldn't be going into work that day ...

  • When comfortable circumstances change

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    Today is the day we planned to leave the Shoebox. Earlier this summer, we were intent on moving back into our house on August 1. As much as we had enjoyed these two years here, we were very excited to move on. Caveman couldn't wait to have his garage back, to be able to pull ...