Category Archives: Refactoring

Compassion? For Her?!?!

Compassion. Sometimes it pops up in the most surprising of times, places — and people. A couple weeks ago when glancing over the political headlines, Donald Trump struck a low-blow against Hillary Clinton over her brain “short-circuiting” and I suddenly felt two very strong … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Rapture

The Rapture. The Vanishing. Millions of sets of empty clothes lying in the streets, in cars, in airports. The subject of one of the greatest best-selling Christian fiction works of all time (“The Left Behind Series”). To briefly introduce the … Continue reading

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Building Tru-Strength

Crossfit. Strength-training. Endurance exercises. Bigger, better, faster, stronger, longer, more. No pain, no gain. The gym I frequent (Tru-fit) is big into Crossfit, the current workout-regimen du jour that’s swept across America over the last several years. However, what they don’t tell … Continue reading

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If You Were in the Bible…

Have you ever wondered how your story would read if it was written into the Bible? How would it start? How would it end? What would be some of the highlights? Would your life-story be glossed-over like many in the early chapters of … Continue reading

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Softening the Soil and Pulling Weeds

Weeds. The bane of every gardener, horticulturalist, and lawn aficionado. Every garden and lawn has them — even the most meticulously kept ones (though the weeds may be tiny!). I especially hate dandelions and field bindweed that seems to take … Continue reading

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The Ends and the Means

“The ends justify the means.” Of all the philosophies in the world, I’ve come to believe that this one is among the most innocent, but also the most dangerous. It’s been used to justify anything from cutting corners on menial tasks … Continue reading

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The Day of Reckoning

Well, it’s that time of year again — the day of reckoning. The day of accounting. A time for sweating and the biting of nails. For some, the day of dread. No, I’m not speaking of taxes (though it is that … Continue reading

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Lessons from Lamech

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been re-reading one of my favorite books called “The Days of Lamech” by Jon Saboe. The plot revolves around the biblical characters Lamech and Enoch (Genesis 5-6) resisting a strange race called the Semyaz, … Continue reading

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Single, Divorced, or Other?

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day — another weird “first” for me in this new phase of life. For the first time in twenty years, I haven’t had to even think about what to buy, where to go to dinner, or any of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding an Airplane…While it’s Flying!

Aviation systems are some of the most complicated engineering wonders of the modern world. The dozens of buttons, switches, lights, and other controls in the cockpit alone boggle the mind, especially in the larger aircraft like 747’s. But behind all those controls … Continue reading

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