"Good one. I like that. Though I'm not much for numerology, you make a sound point that the One who is infinite has infinite resources to deal with even the most finite. His eye is on the sparrow, indeed.
But, since God…"
"Definitely not a sign from God. I think God has better things to do. Besides, there are a multitude of important scripture verses. You could take just about any number and assign some significance to it; the old "lies, damn…"
"A book could be good, if it is the right book for her. Just remember that simply because one is a pastor does not mean that the gift has to be "holy." I appreciate a gift that says the giver really knows who I am beyond the…"
"Our older son was in third grade. By that time, he heard some kids in school talk about there being no Santa. He was still "choosing" to believe. We let it go through Christmas. A few days after Christmas, my wife took him out for a…"
"I started shaving with a DE razor about 10 years ago. I was getting serious razor burn. So I decided to make the switch. I first ask my grandfather if he had a safety razor I could use and he said that he has just got ride of the one he had. As a…"
"I started real shaving for various reasons...
1. Link with history. I LOVE history. Shaving with a DE and a straight is living history.
2. Money. Shaving with a straight razor saves money (or it does in theory!)
3. Skills. You learn new skills and…"
"Instead of a second shower, try immediately cupping cold water onto your face from the sink to wash off the soap and to close pores and refresh the face. It will feel great after your shave, and I think it may help with the burn, too. Remember to…"
"I just got a refill of Crabtree and Evelyn's Nomad soap. It was slightly larger than the wooden bowl I had, but squeezed in nice. Anybody try this and have an impression to share? The spicy aroma reminds me of Tabac, but it is different enough…"
"I haven't tried Proraso soap, but the cream is great, especially in summer. My favorite soaps are Tabac and the Speik stick. Both make nice lather; Tabac has a nice spicy scent and Speik has a wonderful scent from the alpine plant it is named…"
"A barber friend of mine has his man-bathroom decorated with barber stuff, including a mug like yours. I don't know if it was from the old shop, or if it was purchased as a decoration, I'll have to ask sometime. He also has some fancy…"
"I have used shaving creams/soft soaps with a shaving brush along with the Gillette Mach 3 whatevers for years until 2008 when I got fed up paying upwards of $30 for two month's supply of cartridges and getting awful shaves out of it. In the end…"
"I think Native Son nailed it. I'll go further. Not only are these things not taught in schools, there are few apprenticeships, and few fathers willing and able to teach this (many reasons). I'd dare say that in some…"
"Ok, everyone is saying to read a lot, and that is certainly true. But write also. How about writing about that child you're bringing into the world? Notebook it or blog it. Becoming a dad has been the best experience I have ever…"
"Literally millions of hobbies to take up. Carpentry, plumbing, gardening, car care, electricity, cooking, athletics, reading. You are on the right track already. Exercise extreme patience with the boys or they will hate being…"
"Points for you to ponder: Have you forgiven her? Has she forgiven herself? Now, have you forgiven yourself? (What? But I...) Sush, just shush. Think about how you reacted to the news. Turmoil may have caused you to…"