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Learning to Live Like Little Children

Posted by nbarnes on November 19, 2010 in God Thoughts, My Life, Practical Advice on Faith |

This morning my boys were running and jumping and diving into every little bit of snow they could find. They let their imaginations run wild and alternated between being astronauts in space, and their favorite Star Wars characters. They had an amazing time and never once did they worry about what the neighbors were thinking about them. I think Jesus was a lot like that as well.

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Getting Cynical About Being Cynical

Posted by nbarnes on October 18, 2010 in God Thoughts, My Life, Pseudo-Psychology |

The dictionary says that being cynical is defined as being “bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.” I used to think that there wasn’t really anything that wrong with being cynical, in fact I almost felt as if it was a good thing. I saw myself as being a realist; someone who objectively analyses the world around them. After thinking about what my friend had to say, I think I’m getting a little cynical about being cynical. I’m starting to get distrustful and pessimistic about the benefits of cynicism. I think it’s time for a change.

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Pearl of Great Price

Posted by nbarnes on November 13, 2009 in God Thoughts |

I’ve been married for 13 years to an absolutely amazing woman.  I definitely got the better end of the deal there, but I have a bad habit: I take her for granted.  Now, while it’s certainly not okay that I do it, I’m pretty sure I’m in good company.  In fact, most guys I know [...]

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Some Random Poetry

Posted by nbarnes on February 11, 2009 in God Thoughts |

So I thought I’d slap up a few random, unfinished poems I’ve been working on. I figured that some of you might enjoy them, and who knows, maybe some of you might have a few suggestions for which direction to go with them.

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