Apr 232017

July 2015 life got busy for me and I posted my last post here and really slowed down on the Mid-Columbia Insurance website but it is time to get things going again. I originally started this blog in July 2004 with a post wondering what I would do with this online journal and it is time to start pondering that question again.

I realized the other day that I always have a number of ideas/projects that I am working on at any one time both for my business and for my personal life (if there is a difference anymore). While I am working on an idea, it would be great to document the iterations and failures so that next time something similar comes up or if I have to leave the project for a couple months (or years) I can pick up where I left off and remind myself of lessons learned. Also, once the idea is worked out, hopefully it will help someone else.

So, without anymore fanfare, wish me luck.

Gary Paulson

Jun 032013

Darya Pino Rose.

The problem was that starving yourself of energy, nutrients, and pleasure is not the most effective way to attain—let alone maintain—the body you want. It is also no way to live your life.

Page: 8

Like monks of old who would flagellate themselves seeking to be more holy, we hope that some tortuous diet will bring our body into submission and deliver us from the evil that makes us fat.

Mar 312013

God Is on the Cross.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Page: 101
Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his parents, Easter Day, 25 April 1943

Amazing that in the circumstances Bonhoeffer found himself he not only found comfort for himself but comforted others through the message of the cross.

Book Posts

  • God Is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • God Is on the Cross – Good Friday and Easter
  • Good Friday & Easter – God’s Judgement & Grace

  • Nov 172012

    Having just come home from a beautiful wedding, it seemed provident to see this on my twitter feed. One of the best things about attending weddings is that, as I sit next to my bride, I remember back to our day many years ago and thank God for blessing me so.

    This quote first appeared on Pastor John Piper’s twitter feed back in 2011 and a woman named Patty Hurtarte copied it into her journal. Almost two years later she turned it into this design, framed it, and gifted it to her pastor and his wife, Joshua and Shannon Harris.

    Source: John Piper
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