Looking Through My Keep-it-simple Lenses ~ July 23

This is one of my favorites. I hope it encourages others as much as it encourages me!

Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still... and know that I am God"

Looking Through My Keep-it-simple Lenses

I like the way things look!

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This Place In Time

Once upon a time there was a good man, who hadn’t always been good, but he’d always had some good in him, and the good seemed to grow larger as he grew older.

Every day, he’d write good things and share them with anyone who cared to read them. He wasn’t trying to change the world, he just wanted to give people hope in a time when things were changing rapidly, and not changing for the good; or so it seemed to him. He didn’t know if very many people would read what he wrote, but he hoped they would and thought maybe they’d feel better about things if they did. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shoe Whisperer

This will sound strange—especially coming from me—but when does weird cross the line?

A few years back, I was walking the dog, minding my own business, and here comes this kid walking down the sidewalk toward me… pulling a shoe. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve seen several commercials lately advertising a certain brand of dusters and sweepers. In the ads, a family is living in dust that appears to have accumulated over a long period of time, and they are at a loss as to how to solve the problem. Then, somehow, a large box of the aforementioned, to-remain-nameless, dusters and sweepers arrive on their front porch. I am always amazed at this development—as are the recipients—and have pondered the whodunit considerably during my leisure times. THEN! One afternoon–this afternoon in fact–a light bulb appeared above my head and everything was suddenly clear… …


Duster Bunny

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There Are No Accidents

river walk 4 5-3-16 quoteI believe we are the living conduit of everything God desires to do in this world, and everything we do and say is important. We might do good, we might do bad, or we might do what seems to us inconsequential, but in God’s eyes and for His purpose, everything we do and say, He will use toward His ultimate goals. There are no accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

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If It Feels Right, Do It

riverwalk 2 5-3-16 quoteI was a child of what I believe was the fabulous fifties and sixties, and I admit I was ripe and ready for the picking when a 1969 song proclaimed, “this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.” The hippie movement, touting free love and peace, was underway, and the creed of the day was, “if it feels good, do it.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The School of Hard Knocks

Barry fly over - quote“If I only knew then what I know now.” We learn as we go, and sometimes the lessons are hard, but if all the lessons were easy, would we learn them at all? Probably not. It seems the school of hard knocks is the one that teaches us the lasting lessons. It also often seems once we begin to understand something, we are eager to learn more. Knowing stuff starts to feel good! Read the rest of this entry »

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