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Christianity Living Out of the box

Death, Where is thy Sting?

I don’t handle death very well. I know that’s true for most people, but I was one of the fortunate ones whose life was untouched by death for a long time. For forty years, death and I had an understanding – it would leave my loved ones alone and I…well, I guess I really didn’t […]

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Food Living Out of the box

Out of the Box B-“ugh”-ffet

On my quest for out of the box living, I knew that, at some point, I would have to deal with food. I have a very selective diet, and it’s very difficult to get me out of that very comfortable box. I like what I like and I don’t like what I don’t like and […]

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Christianity Out of the box Thinking

…but God

I was talking to a very dear friend last night, and during our conversation I was reminded how powerful those two words – “but God” – can be. She is going through a difficult time in her life and she was talking about the pain she was going through, and she finished her statement by […]

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Out of the box Thinking

Jax Unplugged

As I had mentioned possibly doing in a previous post, I did indeed take the plunge and spent 24 hours without my cell phone, internet, Facebook, e-reader, TV, or any other of my usual electronic distractions. At midnight Friday night/Saturday morning, I went dark. I shut down my computers, my iPad, and my cellphone. Right […]

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Health and Fitness Living Out of the box

I Am…Not The Biggest Loser

By midweek I was wondering if an opportunity for out of the box living would present itself. I’ve already gotten an idea of what I want to do for next week. I will have the week off from classes, so I figured next Saturday I will try to spend 24 hours away from my technological […]

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Living Out of the box

Making My Voice Heard

As I mentioned earlier today, I tried out for the Voice. This is the most out-of-the-box experience so far, even more so than the Millionaire tryouts and nothing like I imagined it would be. Here’s what I imagined. I got the audition ticket that said I should show up at 2pm. I imagined I would […]

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Living Out of the box

Taking a dip in the pool…

When I got home today, this is what I discovered in my mailbox: One step closer! I’ll post any further updates as they occur…

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Designing Out of the box

Let There be Light!

Today I got to go to a Photoshop training seminar called Light It Shoot It Retouch It Live! At the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. It was a full day’s experience – very helpful and well worth the time and money. The seminar focused on the steps a photographer could take from beginning to […]

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Living Out of the box

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Me!

Today after work I went to try out for Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I’d just had my 43rd birthday yesterday and for some reason just decided I wanted to try something different. After a couple of wrong turns, I managed to finally find my way to the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, which is […]