Bargaining.

Nancy and I bargain all the time. If that means we go to the Amish discount grocery and Olliie’s (“Good stuff. Cheap.”) and Goodwill and Salvation Army and 24/30 (a local surplus place that opened their newest store where K-Mart had failed.) We find marked-down Starbucks and discounted Irish Spring and great Carhartt sweatshirts for […]

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Lament.

Jeremiah was a prophet. God called him to carry God’s words to God’s people. And God was pretty clear that the people wouldn’t pay attention to the warnings that Jeremiah was giving. In the Bible book we know as “Jeremiah”, we read narrative about what happened as Jeremiah lived and talked. We read the messages […]

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Heart

Our family is aware of dementia. In time, you see things that no one else sees. You say things that you never would say. Sometimes, almost all that is left of interaction is ingrained patterns. When someone asks a question, you say, “uh huh.” When someone pauses, you make a sound. When you hear a […]

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100 simple tasks

You have them. So do I. We think we have huge projects, but we have 100 simple tasks. I was thinking about the other morning, working my way through a list of the things I want to get done. I started writing the big projects so that I could write the simple tasks that make […]

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