Sunday Morning Feeder Friends and a Perfect Bowling Score on the XBox

We didn't get to church yesterday morning because of the snow. I have to admit it, missing church is exciting like when I was a kid and we left for vacation on Sunday morning. I think that happened once. For a guy with anxiety who spent over thirty years in church work, missing church is …

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Therapy Thoughts for Monday: Give Yourself a Reward

Why do we love taking vacations? Why do we spend so much money to get away? Part of the reason is that vacation is an opportunity to think differently. We have new thoughts when we’re away from our normal routine and environment. People who have campers have an extra challenge because the tendency is to …

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Therapy Thoughts for a Sunday: Religion

These are really more questions for a Sunday rather than therapy thoughts. Do you attend church? Do you consider yourself a religious person? Have you always attended church? If your church is part of a denomination, have you always belonged to the same one? If you don’t attend, are there reasons why? If you’ll take …

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Fellow Model Railroaders in FB Groups Taught Me How to Plant Great Looking Weeds on my HO Scale Layout

Creating beautiful scenes on an HO scale model railroad is a learning process. No one is perfect from the start. Everyone can learn to do things in a better, more convincing and efficient way. YouTube videos and Facebook groups offer an incredible opportunity to look at the work of fellow model railroaders and see the …

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Hand-Planted Weeds: Adding Fine Details to the Maple Valley Short Line Model Railroad

I have to admit, I haven't been thrilled with the results of the static grass applicator I made. Even though I've gotten some powerful zaps from it myself, I wonder if the static field it creates isn't strong enough. My scenes look pretty good, I just thought the grass would stand up better. If you …

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