Author : All posts by jball

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Dec

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James 1:16-17 NKJV [16] Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. [17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.Read More

03

Apr

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Funny thing about sports: you’re either a fan or not. I guess I’m not. Except when I am. I’m definitely a supporter of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I’ve had season tickets for the last couple of years, if that means anything.Read More

02

Mar

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I am horrible at telling time. Not reading a clock but recognizing time’s passing in a way that aligns with other people’s sense of time. I read something once about how people who habitually run late are really bad atRead More

24

Aug

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I’ve decided that if my sis-in-law, Annie, is a planner then I’m a plotter. She’s so good at organization. She decides, “This is what we’re going to do.” On the other hand I’m more of a, “If this happens thenRead More

20

Jul

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I have had three dogs in my life that I would call mine. We’ve had lots of dogs, from an Irish setter when we lived in the UK, to a rather promiscuous “Lady” whose trips to the collie up theRead More

06

Jul

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One of the problems with doing things alone is that you’re the only one there to remember them. There seems to be something about sharing an experience that helps me cement the experience. Perhaps it’s the rehashing with someone afterwards.Read More

13

Jun

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I’m a hockey fan. I’m a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. I’ve been a little busy lately, what with life and work and hockey games. Late nights, long days, lots of driving, little sleeping, a lingering illness. It’s been kind of crazy.Read More

05

Jun

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Do you ever think about who you are? Who you want to be? Some people seem to have a plan for their lives. They know what they want. All their decisions work toward that goal. This time of year —Read More

01

Jun

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Life is crazy right now. Not that it’s not usually crazy. But we added two new staff members last week. We had a lot of applicants, almost half as many interviews, and all of that left me with two peopleRead More

18

May

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Sometimes in my poetry I struggle with the concrete. Or maybe it’s the opposite. The abstract. I don’t know if I think abstractly. Depends how you define “abstract”, noun, verb, or adjective. I’m certainly not concise. I may take thingsRead More