Honestly, even at a very young age , being a grown up meant strength and power to achieve greatness and numerous accomplishments. From the superman comics, to watching John Wayne movies, and watching my dad and his brothers build our home. Through my very young eyes there wasn’t anything grown ups couldn’t do. Once I asked my uncle “what do I have to do to be like you?”. The answer was “drink”, my dad intervene and said “he means drink all your milk”. Now? Getting closer to 70, I think the kid in me never left. My grand kids think I’m being funny and silly, honestly, I’m thankful and grateful that I have the ability to act like a kid with my wife, kids, and grandchildren.
Every year we go to the beach to gather with friends and family. One of our favorite things is to look for shells. The shells that catch my eye are the broken
pieces….like these. The ones that have been broken so long and been tumbled around in the ocean so much that their edges are smoothed out and rounded.
God notices the broken too. Broken ones like you and me. The ones with shattered dreams and splintered lives. Those of us wondering what’s next because everything we’ve known before is gone. The weary ones and sick ones and those of us asking what it’s all for. The ones of us with doubts and fears. Those with regrets and mistakes and failures stacked up high. Those of us on the edge of something new but scared to take the leap.
He sees you. But more than that….He loves you.
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Cutting boards colorful color with artistic design on one side and actual cutting surface on the flip side.
This is an excerpt from “Slöjd in Wood” by Jögge Sundqvist.
This cutting board is based on ones I saw in Norway. One side had a decoration painted on it and faced outward when it hung on the wall. The other side was the real cutting board and unpainted. A cutting board gets tough treatment. In frequent contact with water, it swells and shrinks again and again, so the wood changes in volume.
A cutting board with a glue joint cracks sooner or later. If you use a single board from the outer part of a straight-grown trunk, where the annual rings are of more or less of equal length, it warps to be slightly convex on the cutting side and is stable.
Cutting board with heart side down. You cut food on the heart side. This side is convex when it has dried, so the water drains off. It also sits steadier on the…
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