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Mistakes and Blemishes

I am the type of person that likes to do as much as I can for myself. When my wife wants to paint the inside of our home another color, I like to do the work myself. Typically that involves working late into the evening and causing the house to be in upheaval during the entire process. When the job is done and visitors come over they usually compliment on the painting and even ask how we did it. My wife is happy and content but usually I am not. One of my character flaws is that in everything I do, I typically have an easy time finding all the mistakes that I have ever made. When it comes to painting, I can usually list the blemishes without even being in the room as I can see them in my mind. And when I am in the room, sometimes those mistakes are all that I can see. I try to not focus or dwell on them but it is a constant effort for me to avoid them.
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

I am embarrassed to admit that before a few weeks ago, I had no idea what the story of Ben-Hur was about. I had heard of the book and even of the previous movies that were made and I knew that there was a chariot race but not much else. When I was a young boy I remember seeing an old blue book with the title of Ben-Hur sitting on a shelf in my parents front room. I have always been a slow reader and so even though the sight of the book always seemed to catch my attention, it was also at the same time very intimidating to me. I never did pick up the book to read.
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Goals, Resolutions, and What Lack I Yet

This is the first year that I can honestly say that one of my New Year’s resolutions is not to dunk a basketball again. I have finally let go of that wishful dream. At least I hope that I have. I would never use the excuse that I am too old but I am old enough to know that I have other priorities that take precedence over how high I might be able to jump. I still have the goal to get into better shape but my definition of what that means has certainly changed.

I love making goals and recommitments. I say recommitments because the goals I made in my youth are primarily still the main goals I hold today. I also may not always be the best at following through to the end as sometimes my goals can really become unrealistic or maybe even unattainable in this life, but that does not take away from what I have been able to accomplish as I work towards my ideals.

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