The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Home Alone

Just as there is no “average family,” there are no average singles. Each situation is unique, since men and women find themselves single, or choose to be single, for a variety of reasons. Many love their lives, and would not want things any different. Others long to belong.


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Quarantine Cuisine

Usually, quarantine means staying at home. Turns out it also means working, banking, shopping, and cooking at home. Most already had experienced the first three, but some are hung up on that last one.


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Creative Quarantine

Winters in Minnesota are, well, different. For our family, after six years in Texas, they were very different. When snow falls in Texas, it’s gone next week. In Minnesota, it’s gone next April.


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“Just Following the Science”

It all sounds so simple. On the other hand. . .

What is it to follow the science? For one thing, it requires that an idea (hypothesis) be rigorously tested before it is adopted and applied. Following science is searching for evidence, not lobbying for a theory.


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“Too BIG to Fail”

The words would be humorous in another context. We heard them during a financial crisis, to justify the taxpayers bailing out banks. The banks had placed risky bets in hopes of big profits, but now that the investment had gone bad, the government was picking up the tab.


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Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation

In ancient times, people longed for news from afar. It could be weeks or months before you learned that your loved one was safe, crops had failed, or a war had ended. How times have changed! In our own day, we suffer (and that is the right word) from a glut of information.


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COVID Compass

If the Bible is our Map, Jesus is our Compass. Consider how a compass works. First, it orients you to your location, and the map, and then corrects your heading, or direction, as you make your way.


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Corona Confidence

Maps can be both confusing and comforting. While some folks love them, others find them too much work and frustrating. First, maps require orientation. That is, you need to establish where you are, and know how that relates to where you hope to go.


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Our Toxic Right to be Wrong

The human mind is an enigma. The same humanity that devised the Holocaust also cured polio. Humans envisioned atomic power to end life and later harnessed it to provide electricity. It also seems we have an unlimited capacity for both imagination and self-deception.


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Let it go.

Nothing spoils the present like obsessing about the past. Solomon warns against this and even tells us why in Ecclesiastes 7:10:
Do not say “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions.


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