Category Archives: Object lesson

Fighting Fires

Two Helicopters fighting a fire in Wyoming, 2016. Photo ©Stacey Tuttle I was worn out. Exhausted. Empty. And I knew it. I had a list a mile long of “urgent” and “important” things to do, but a friend had called, … Continue reading

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When your enemy is disemboweled in front of you

We had a horse once that was terrified of hogs. Not so much of a problem in the arena, perhaps, but quite a problem out on our Texas ranch. He was such a lovely horse to ride, until he came … Continue reading

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Whisper

I recently lost my voice. I’m not saying I was a little hoarse, I’m saying, I lost it. Completely. No sound. For a week. (And then I was also, and still am, quite hoarse.) The interesting thing that I discovered … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon – Movie Discussion

Based on the real events of the worst oil disaster in US history, Deepwater Horizon is not only historical and entertaining, it’s also a sobering metaphor for our lives. Read the rest of the article here…and learn what foundation and … Continue reading

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The Shallows- Movie Discussion

In the Shallows, there’s a great little analogy for how we can give thanks for the hard things in our life, knowing God can use them for our good. When a shark attacked and had Nancy pinned on a little … Continue reading

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13 Hours – More Lingering Thoughts

Through my tears (literally), I wrote my discussion about 13 hours, but I just can’t let it go quite yet. I said the most important thing I needed to say, but there are other things, too. Things which didn’t fit … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Hawk

The other day I decided at the last minute to go somewhere I hadn’t planned on going. It’s not so important where I went, other than the fact that it wasn’t my plan to do so, but more like I … Continue reading

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When You Lose your Costume and Have only a Ridiculous Undershirt

I wrote this discussion of The Walk, comparing Philippe Petit’s life to a life of faith. I wanted to add something. Philippe lost his costume as he was getting ready to step out on the wire and he was furious. … Continue reading

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The Walk – Movie Discussion

Philippe was a wire walker, but he wasn’t a circus performer—he considered himself an artiste, and as such he wasn’t just looking to entertain, but to inspire. He wasn’t looking for routine, but to break routine, to break the bounds…and … Continue reading

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