The Ever-Changing Act of Worship

I love music.  And despite being an amateur I do consider myself a musician. Since the dark days of middle school I’ve played the guitar, and being in my mid-30’s I still enjoy finding opportunities to play. Naturally, and other musicians will understand this, many hours have been spent loitering in Guitar Center, playing guitars […]

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Sandwich Culture

“Sweet and savory. Fluffy and smoky. We combined the best sweet buns in Hawaii with our Texas-smoked brisket to create a sandwich that makes both states proud. Send your mouth a souvenir from Hawaii and Texas without ever leaving Arby’s.” That’s how Arby’s describes their “King’s Hawaiian BBQ Brisket.” I’ve never had the pleasure of […]

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In the Groove

Soccer practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at five. Wednesday is church night. Monday night is yoga where this week we will practice the ever-elusive “scratch my ear with my toes” technique. We love our routines. Even if you don’t see yourself as a “routine type of person,” whether you want to admit it […]

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Making Thanksgiving a Habit

If you can tie your necktie without looking, or have accidentally told your boss “I love you” before hanging up the phone, you can thank your habits. Habits are what we do without thinking, and according to Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a “habit […]

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Finger Lickin Facts

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating, opened a Christmas stocking, or discovered a treat-laden basket on Easter morning, you’ll know all about the candy hierarchy.  When the dust settles and the initial festivities are over, instinct kicks in.  So you choose your spot:  safe and secluded.  Away from prying eyes and sticky fingers; this isn’t a […]

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Breaking Bread

  I love literature.  And I love that there are so many different elements that go into what makes a good story.  For instance, many times, it’s the nuanced details that, if you’re paying attention, are what can weave what would have been a dull and lifeless novel into a beautiful literary tapestry.  You’ll know it […]

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