Archive for January, 2013


They Aren’t You

I don’t care what you say… I love this color! It’s always good to get inspiration.  I’m all for that.  Actually, I’ve just been to the International Builders’ Show for this very reason.  But I’m going to take a few moments here to encourage individualism and creativity. As builders, we regularly get asked what the […]

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My Mended Shelf

I have this little curio shelf.  It’s beautiful.  It sits in my kitchen right beside my table.  It used to be right beside the table at Grandma and Granddad’s house. It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since we sat at that table.  The miserably cold January night when we suffered the tragedy […]

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January Reflections

I reflect on the past.  I look back through my calendars to see where I’ve been and where I’ve come. One year ago I was making my way toward Antarctica.  The cares of the world couldn’t find me, and I was seeing new things, searching for the sweet treasures of this earth… new faces, different […]

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Gold Dust at My Feet

There I was, driving down the road on my way to the paint store to pick up a few gallons for the latest project.  Naturally, I was singing along to the radio.  “If I never have a cent, I’ll be rich as Rockefeller.  Gold dust at my feet, on the sunny side of the street.” […]

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Who Am I? Who Am I?

Jean Valjean sings his question, and with tears streaming down my face, I can’t wait for him to declare his answer.  How we love him… this man who gives of himself… time and time again.  How we admire this man who continues to show mercy, even to those who seek his demise.  I know why […]

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Pondering Relationships

While I was taking the ornaments down from my Christmas tree last week, I started thinking about how much easier it is to take it all apart than to put it all together.  I just methodically take the decorations from the tree, drop the hook in the box, and place the ornaments in their piles.  […]

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I Have Issues

I have issues with people.  I know this of myself.  It’s such a clinical way of saying that I’ve had it up to here with people.  Sounds so mature, doesn’t it.  Ha! Well, I do.  I have issues with people who won’t clean up their own disastrous messes in a bathroom.  I have issues with […]

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New Year Hope

Here we go.  The clean page.  The fresh start.  Oh sure, we get that chance each and every day, but we all know that there’s something special about a new calendar year. We’re going to clean out those closets, eat healthier food, get on that treadmill, be more generous.  I hope we all succeed. More […]

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