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Self-Portrait

One of my regular readers (when I write regularly ;-)), Jan Mckenzie, asked in a comment to the previous post (Tools) if I would include a self-portrait. He must have realized that the request would result in more than just putting up a snapshot. Self-portraits are always more than mere pictures; they speak to the…

The Unity of Truth

Arthur Holmes, a former philosophy professor at Wheaton College, wrote a beautiful little book titled All Truth is God’s Truth. In it, he argued what Paul argues in Romans 1 and 2 and John puts forth in the first chapter of his gospel: that God has revealed himself in creation and to all men (The…

Pursuing Dreams

There have been two major dreams in my life. Early on I wanted to be writer, especially a writer of novels and it appears that if I can keep on course I will finish my first novel, Beginnings, the first in a series on the life of Moses. The second thing I wanted to be…

Unforeseen Connections

As I slowly work myself back into my former daily regimen, recovering from almost five months of an insane work schedule, I questioned whether I wanted to restart my blogging efforts. After all, it takes a lot of time and energy, if done right, and since I am now working hard on finishing the first…

Soon To Be Back…

I am finishing my overloaded work stint today and I will be back to writing again shortly. With God’s grace and peace, here is hoping that nuggets from Beyond The Rim… will be arriving on a regular schedule going forward. See you all real soon now.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It is barely summer, though the modest heat wave we are experiencing would belie that statement. Yet, while my fevered dreams did not have anything to do with love triangles and fairies, they did have a lot to do with work triangles and mischievous documentation sprites. It is a sad thing that when you finally…

Life Never Ceases to Amaze Me

I had plan an early start this morning, but that was waylaid by the FBI executing a Search and Seizure Warrant against my next door neighbor at 6 AM, blocking our whole street. While they sort out the mess, I thought I would mention a few things that have been on my mind. Brian of…

Tough Times Point The Way

I know this may sound repetitive, but this job has been hard work. They say many things get harder as you get older, but while I expected the work to be taxing, considering the schedule and the resource considerations, the actual demands are probably the greatest I have ever faced. One problem is my desire…

Recovery Mode

Training is exhausting for me, physically as well as mentally. This week we did the first training class I had been scrambling to get the materials ready for. Even though last weekend was Easter, I had to prepare to do the training and get my office ready for the move since I would be away…