Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

You could say that his week I broke under the weight of Christian commercialism. I got a bit fed up. I finally had enough of church promotion being held higher than Jesus promotion. When Jesus called the disciples he told them to lay everything down and follow him. That meant everything. EVERYTHING. Lay down the …

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My daughter was drawing with sidewalk chalk outside the house. She drew a heart. I doodled some hearts and an angel near her heart. She’s 5. Sometimes 5 going on adult. The song “Trust and Obey” had been going through my head much of the day, though I didn’t know why. I wrote the word …

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*feature photo credit: Brown Photography I generally skip past blog posts with sad stories, especially those related to childhood cancer so I would certainly understand if you skip this one. What is different about this one, though, is that there is some hope mixed into the story: hope for humanity, I suppose you might say. …

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“I don’t see a change, Lord,” I said one night, laying in bed, thinking about all my health issues. “Some days it almost seems worse. No matter how much I pray for healing. Figuring it all out is so expensive and I don’t want surgery if I even need it. What do I do?” Silence. …

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I have been listening to TobyMac in one form or another since the early 1990s. His son Truett was on a couple of his albums and when I heard Truett had died recently, I was completely shocked, as many TobyMac fans were. I still don’t know the details around Truett’s death, but I can’t imagine …

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When I asked Lisa at The Manitoba Mom Blog if she would write a guest blog post, I wasn’t expecting the wonderful piece that follows. Maybe I think it’s wonderful because it hit me right where I needed it, but I have a feeling there are a lot of other people out there who need …

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I am a control freak. I know it. My family knows it. God knows it. I’m not as bad as some people, no. But, I’m still someone who likes to control situations around me – mainly any situation I feel could affect my own well being or that of a family member. If I think …

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For Christmas, I thought I’d share some prose from my dad, Ronald G. Robinson and a poem from my grandfather, Walter Harlow Robinson, who passed away when I was 2. I would have loved to have known Grandpa, but I know him through his poetry and his journals he left behind and I know one …

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This weekend I heard a sermon entitled “This Isn’t What I Pictured” and, boy, was it spot on for where I am in my life right now. I certainly did not picture my life where it currently is, which sounds entirely negative, but isn’t. There are definitely some negative places I’ve found myself, but there …

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