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  • We just got back home this week from Maui where Kathy & I celebrated our wedding anniversary. The timing was perfect. We were blessed with sunny skies and warm breezes; it was pretty easy to forget it was December!
     
    As you might know, Hawaii has a rather abundant supply of macadamia nuts. Love 'em! When we walked into Costco (yes, they have a warehouse in Maui, which made us feel right at home) there were palettes stacked high with a multitude of ways to consume that pleasant little nut. Some pretty creative ideas, too.

    “Hmmm” I wondered. It was then, I carefully began to search aisle by aisle, pallet by pallet, just to see if by some remarkable chance, an aspiring entrepreneur created the ultimate incentive for brushing one’s teeth three times a day. I’m sure I was there for hours, at least according to my wife.
     
    Lo and behold, after all that canvasing, just as I turned the corner past the papaya shampoos…
     
    The reality struck me. There was not one tube to be found of Macadamia Nut Toothpaste.  [Sigh]  That was sort of great news.  Well, perhaps I could be that guy that brings that nutty treat to the marketplace. Imagine…. all those dentists recommending “my nutty toothpaste”.
     
    So, you may wonder is there some kind of lesson or moral to this story? I wonder, too.
     
    This I can tell you this.  Today’s crazy idea can often be tomorrow’s bright idea. I’ve always been intrigued by the life work of inventors like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. They didn’t let the status quo hold them back from imagining what “could be”.
     
    There is a key element needed. The precious God-given gift you and I possess to a great degree is “freedom”.  May we cherish it, and fight for it when necessary. Our Creator takes great pleasure in His “little creators” like you & I.
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  • Elections were just a couple of weeks ago in Canada, and tomorrow is Election Day in the US.
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  • I bet you & I have something in common, as the song goes... “You can’t always get what you want…”  
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  • It's not often we take a road trip for over a week, but that's exactly what my wife Kathy & I did this past month. Aside from the engine on our beloved aging Toyota van deciding to "retire" on our ride home... we both felt this was a very good journey together.
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  • Ever ponder why it can be so hard to make changes in your life that you know you need to make?  A struggle we desperately want to pull away from, but just fall right back into?  Sort of like driving on a bumpy, bad road trying to get on some good pavement and before you know it, you’re right back in the ruts again. Just like gravity is invisible, the Bible shares there are invisible forces that affect you and me.
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  • Yes, this is a “crumby story” in both a symbolic and a literal way, and one that relates to the Easter season we are in. 
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  • Our dreams of a 2nd Super Bowl came close, but not this time around for our Seahawks. As a game of both strategy & strength it was very competitive… and like most any game… filled great moments and some great mistakes. Good fortune & not so good fortune. Some of the risks played out well and others didn’t. That game could have easily went either way. Both teams should be humbled by how close it was.
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  • "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word."  Not only was it an Elton John song title from the 1970's... it's a reality for the present.
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  • Jesus said, 'Greater things of these you shall do...' Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character. - Ravi Zacharias
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  • After We Cope, Can We Find Hope?
    Many of us are still grappling with the terrorist shooting in Ottawa yesterday at the Parliament Bldg; it does shake you to the realities of the world we live in. It was a situation that could have been much worse. It is not farfetched to conclude there are more treacherous
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  • Jude 1:20- 21 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
  • If you've ever cropped out a double chin in a Facebook picture, you'll know what I'm talking about. I really thought about it when our 3-year-old Zoe started painting. She had a whole table full of chaotic finger painted papers

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