Author: Tommy Moll

Figuring It Out: Stuck

When I was living in Texas, and was in my 20s, and didn’t have kids, I decided that I could fix my own car. There was some noise that sounded a little like a coffee grinder coming from what I thought was the clutch. I had a repair manual (with pictures!) for my car and decided that possessing this manual gave me the ability to fix my own car. I thought to myself, “Anyone could look at a manual (with pictures!) and follow the instructions. How hard could fixing my clutch be? Long story short, I got my car...

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Figuring It Out: Tear in the Pants

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:7-10 Recently I walked into church with a tear in my pants. I thought I had felt a cool breeze walking into the building but wasn’t sure why...

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Figuring It Out: Backpacks and Burdens

I ran track in college and periodically we would travel to meets around the state. After one indoor track meet we traveled on a charter bus through some pretty nasty winter weather. We were a couple hours from home when our bus driver spotted a car that had slid into a ditch. He, being a caring person, proceeded to pull over in order to help out the person in the stranded car. As he got closer to the side of the road and put on his brakes, the bus started to slide, and we skidded into the ditch, tilting...

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