Tag Archives: Foolishness

Don’t Be the Turkey this Thanksgiving – tips on family and fowl

[An archived post with a few tips that might help you navigate difficult family dynamics this Thanksgiving.] When I mentioned running near wild turkeys in a Thanksgiving post, Laura asked me what I do when they get too close. The … Continue reading

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Resisting the Urge to Retaliate

My sister and I used to play a game that could get us into trouble. It’s called “I Hit You Last” and here’s how it’s played: While on the couch watching TV, one sibling hits the other on the arm or … Continue reading

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Don’t Run with the Turkeys – how to avoid fools on Thanksgiving

[Updated from the archives, some tips that might help you navigate some difficult family dynamics this Thanksgiving.] When I mentioned running near wild turkeys in a Thanksgiving post, Laura asked me what I do when they get too close. The … Continue reading

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My Mind is Like a Coffee Pot – a story about filtering words

More Coffee than Water Back in ’84 I was rafting the San Juan River in southern Utah with a bunch of other college students on a ten day field trip. Every morning our professor, Rod, would stoke the campfire, put … Continue reading

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The Foolishness of Trying

The Bible has strong words on foolishness, and some of those words are at odds with each other. Do not answer a fool according to his folly,     or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to … Continue reading

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The Virtue In Not Hitting Your Sister

My sister and I used to play a game that could get us into trouble. It’s called “I Hit You Last” and here’s how it’s played: While on the couch watching TV, one sibling hits the other on the arm or … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Biting And Eating

I’d rather bite my tongue than eat my words. After all, Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,     and discerning if they hold their tongues. (Proverbs 17:28.) *** ***

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Mama Bears, Wild Turkeys and Fools

When I tell people we have wild turkey in my town, I wonder if they think I mean this kind: This morning I was walking through town and came across these fellow pedestrians, though, and thought I’d take a couple … Continue reading

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Crazy Norwegians and the Foolishness of the Apostle Paul

Old MacDonald better step aside, because now we have this new mind-blowing animal song.* This video is all kinds of awesome, but the best part for me is that I’ve discovered I speak Elephant: they toot and so do I! The … Continue reading

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