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This is How We Save the World

 

Link to story: Brad Paisley and family to open a free grocery store for the needy.

 

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@BrianLoging
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Understanding God

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Angle

There’s nothing quite so cold as a rain drop falling off the roof at just the right angle and time to squeeze through a jacket collar, t-shirt, and your neck. It happened to me three times today while taking the dogs outside. It’s been rainy, messy, and frigid temperatures since early this morning.

Since work outside was impossible I helped clean out the attic of a friend. Lots of miscellaneous knick-knacks, old toys, boxes of books, a few items of clothing, and most packed with bittersweet memories.

Me and my friend stopped by Lowe’s Home Improvement store last night with a short list. I picked certain items she took what was left on the list and we split up. When we came back together she was sad, eyes brimming with tears, and a catch on her voice. “I didn’t know,’ she said, ‘This was his store and he loved this time of year. I didn’t know it would hit me this hard.” I nodded my head, listened, and rubbed her back.

A certain place and time, and grief’s cold touch slipped in and ran down from her head to her heart.

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@BrianLoging

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Perspective

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To Love

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Be Silent

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@BrianLoging
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Mocking

The last few days have been perfect for raking. The idea of gathering the leaves and disposing of them so one can have a nice, neat, immaculate yard is exhilarating! As I raked today the wind was blowing and leaves kept falling. One leaf landed on my shoulder as if the trees were mocking my efforts. It could have been defeating but instead I accepted it was never going to be flawless but it will be better than what it is currently.

Or world is messy. Troubles, difficulties, and challenges seem to fall from the sky. We want to make it all better but evil and negligence mock us. This is when we decide to give up or do what we can, when we can, and make even a small part of this planet we call home better.

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@BrianLoging
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Mindfulness is…

Mindfulness is focusing on the coffee not spilling as you walk to the chair.

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@BrianLoging
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Be

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Act…

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Pour In, Draws Out

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Prayer

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Patience

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It is the silence…

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@BrianLoging

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Giving

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Listen

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Teach this…

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Draw Us Out, Breath Him In

 

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@BrianLoging
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Accept

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Enough

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@BrianLoging

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Green Light Red Light

 

Earlier today I was on my way to go pick up something. As I went I hit almost every traffic light green! I arrived at my destination quickly. I came back the same home on my return trip, however, I ran into red lights and traffic. It significantly changed my time and my mood.

I think it’s interesting when you travel, especially in a suburban area, how many traffic lights you have to navigate through and when they change. Sometimes you hit the light green, everything goes smoothly, and arrive at the destination early. Other times it is the opposite. Every traffic light seems as if it’s waiting. Yellow lights turn red more quickly, people are impatient, and most drivers wish they would have stayed home in bed.

Life is traffic lights. Sometimes it’s easy-going, you arrive with not much difficulty, and all seems right. Other times, however, nothing works out. Remembering that life works certain ways at certain times and no amount of luck, ability, or planning can change it. Acceptance is key. There are red lights and green lights. How, when, why they change isn’t under our control.

Blessings,
@brianloging
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