Yesterday, my wife started her Low Iodine Diet (LID) again. This is the third time that we’ve been through this and we’ve started collecting some recipes and tips to make things a lot easier. Some basic guidelines on dietary needs can be found here. It can be daunting at first when the diet starts, because it seems so limiting to what you can do. But thanks to the power of internet, and a lot of good people out there, it isn’t as stressful as it sounds. Here are a few items to help…
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV)
Thank you. As my family enjoys today, we do it knowing that our freedom came at a price, and that you were willing to make it. Sacrifice is no small thing to make, and you are honored for it. It seems so insignificant to write down a few words, but words to have power and at this moment in time I hope this small gesture provides lasting impact.
Thank you to my parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins, and others in our family that have served or are serving.
Thank you to my friends, both near and far, that have served or are serving today.
Thank you to the anonymous veteran that has stumbled upon this post. I don’t know you personally, but I know of your sacrifice and I appreciate it deeply.
Thank you to those no longer with us, having given your life so that people you will never know generations after your own could live free.
One evening, when my girls were about four years old, we were playing in the office under a huge pile of sheets and comforters, waiting to be put into the wash after a visit from some relatives. Sheets can be oddly magical portals, and somewhere in the pile of wrinkles and pillows, a couple new people came to visit. Continue reading
An interesting question was posed at bible study this week…
Was Paul in prison, or did he have an office and a personal assistant?
I’ve always been of the belief that love is found more in the simple things of life than in the huge gestures. Continue reading
For bible study this week, we were tasked to answer a simple question:
What is the Gospel?
It took me a little over an hour to write something that takes two minutes to read. I suspect this will be an “living document” as I continue to distill and expand certain ideas as I grow deeper in my own relationship with God, but the core concepts should be there.
The Gospel is the good news that the eternal life in God’s kingdom is available for us here and now.
I remember the first thing I did when I setup Windows 3.1 back in the day was cutomzie most of the icons and sounds. Homer Simpson’s “to start press any key… where’s the any key?” never grows old. There was this crazy “psychadelic mouse trail” cursor that I would use to run all over the screen. While the concept of backgrounds wasn’t prevalent too much then, I did have some fun gif’s that I had downloaded from a BBS that I would peek at from time to time. I had probably a dozen specialized apps for just about everything I did on that machine [including a self build Z-Modem batch download script], and I was proud of my tricked out computer.
Fast forward about a quarter of a century. As I finished finding some old photos last week, I found myself settling into the Photos app groove. I initially thought I’d just take advantage of it being able to scan all of my import directories, but I liked the final result and started doing facial recognition too. There’s nothing “whiz bang” amazing in here, but it gets the job done in a familiar way with a few extra perks, like some simple photo tools. After a recent rebuild, I think the amount of “custom” software that isn’t work related can be counted on one hand. What’s happening to me?! Next thing I knew, I was drifting into iTunes…