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911 Thoughts

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's hard to imagine now what life was like before the tragic event that unfolded before our eyes ten years ago today. Our facade of safety and security was shattered in a few horrifying moments as two planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Not only was the skyline of a great city changed forever, but the veneer of invincibility slipped away from most of us in our country.

Many people will say many things about that event. Some will try to politicize it, or use it as a means to polarize varous groups of people. Others see it as a sign of God's judgement. Regardless of your or my perception of what happened on that day, the world in which find ourselves has radically changed, and we have become more sensitive to those changes that are taking place around us.

Those of us who were old enough to remember can probably still remember where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news or saw the pictures on our television screens. It has become a watershed moment for those of us who witnessed it from afar.

While our pain and anguish may be frustrating or difficult to explain, let us always remember that there were over 3,000 lives that were forever altered in those moments. Children were forced to grow up without one of or in few cases, both of their parents. Widows and Widowers alike were created in this event. In essence, it is those who lost loved ones on that day that are most keenly impacted by such an event that desperately need our prayers and continued compassion.

Hopefully, we learned a few things about ourselves and our nation through those moments. The greatest hope that can be born out of the ashes of this nightmare is that those of us who remain choose not to forget the sacrifice of those we have lost, and to live in a manner that honors their memory.

In the midst of such immense emotional pain, there is always One Who is willing to offer us comfort and hope in the midst of pain and despair.

Blessings

  
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FLMOMX2 9/11/2011 7:46PM

    Well said. God's grace is sufficient.

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KCNEWF 9/11/2011 6:31PM

    Yes. 9-11 changed priorities for many. It made me emphasize God and family more. I strengthen my commitment to both each and every anniversary of that horrible day.

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Running Off Frustrations

Saturday, September 10, 2011

After yesterday's doctor's appointment, i felt energized to get out for a little longer morning run today. The weather was a little sticky, but at least it was still in the 60's. I needed to get out and do something after the way that the Tigers lost last night in a close one at Arizone St.

Hopefully, your Saturday is going well. Now that the run is done, it looks like i'm in for a day of shopping with my family. I love my family, but i hate shopping.

Have a great Saturday!

  
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KCNEWF 9/11/2011 6:28PM

    I feel your pain about shopping. Hang in there!

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Getting Better

Friday, September 09, 2011

This morning i had a follow-up appointment with my doctor to see how the infection was reacting to the anti-biotics that he had prescribed. He was pleased with what he saw, but wanted to take a nasal swab, and make sure that the bacteria hadn't taken up residence there, where they can lie dormant for a while, until the find an opportunity to come back out and cause problems.

All in all, it was good news. I still have to finish off some anti-biotics, but i am thankful that they are doing the job.

  


Encouraging Step

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last night we received an encouraging and interesting phone call. It looks like the church in Centralia is wanting to take the next step with us. They are wanting to spend some time with my wife and I next week, getting to know us better, and also answering a couple of questions that I sent their way in the last interview.

We're still a long way from knowing if this might be where God would have us to serve, but it is nonetheless and encouraging step.

Blessings

  
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STEPHAGAIN 9/8/2011 4:28PM

    Great to hear! Wish your family the best.

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TARANITUP 9/8/2011 3:04PM

    Awesome, small first steps all add up to great big wonderful things!

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So Which Is It?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It seemed a little warmer than yesterday, when my wife and i went out for our morning run this morning. According to the weather channl app on my phone it was 51 degrees, but the bank that we pass on our run said it was only 42 degrees. Either way, it was pleasant this morning.

Now it's off to a busy day at work with a team meeting this afternoon, and getting prepared for a conference in the first part of next week.

Hope your Wednesday is going better than expected.

  
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TARANITUP 9/7/2011 10:25AM

    Wow chilly! Have a great Wednesday too!

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