Insignifica Blog - Random Acts of Observation by Larry Lomax

When All Else Fails, Have A Parade

Posted By: Larry Lomax · 7/6/2013 8:00:00 AM

You‘ve got to love a neighborhood parade! Some 21 years ago a local mom read an article in Better Homes & Gardens that sparked the idea. Together with a small group of other mothers and their children they dressed up in red, white, and blue and made their walk… unfortunately in the pouring rain.

Thankfully every 4th of July the annual parade of kids on bikes, decorated wagons and strollers, and families make a 1.3 mile stroll together. Granted there are probably more people in the parade than spectators, but everyone seems to look forward this annual ritual of both fun and patriotism.

This year the parade founder Mae was invited to be the honorary Grand Marshall, and got to ride up front in the one motorized car allowed. She brought along some photos of those early neighborhood parades, which were fun to share.

You know, it only takes one ...

10 More Seats Have Opened Up for Israel Trip!

Posted By: Larry Lomax · 6/19/2013 11:21:00 AM

Hi friends,

I’m very excited about our upcoming Israel Trip for Spirit listeners in November. There are just a matter of days left to ensure a spot on the flight. Update: The travel agency has just released 10 more seats!

Maybe now is the time God has opened a door for you to attend. Perhaps you can bless a family member or friend to join us for this amazing adventure… what a gift that would be.

This Monday, we will host one more special Israel Preview Party at Lombardi’s in Mill Creek from 6-8pm and you can receive a special discount. You can also purchase online today by clicking HERE.

Come be inspired with me in the Holy Land! Hope to meet you Monday night.

Love Does Stuff... How About You?

Posted By: Larry Lomax · 5/15/2013 8:00:00 AM

Bob Goff never seems to lack a good story, and his life has been a neverending series of adventures, so he’ll never run out of crazy things to share. 

This semi-practicing attorney from Tacoma and author of "Love Does" quite creatively looks for ways to love others in the moment. Bob is a risk taker that seems to always be coloring outside of the lines, but the results often make you go “wow… that was pretty cool”.

Loving God, and loving others… if ever there was a right thing to do that would be it.  But not just in word, in action. When you have an assurance as a follower of Jesus that “no matter what” God has got your back, that grants you the sense of freedom to “go where no man has gone before.”

The Loves Does Stuff event is tomorrow and Friday in Tacoma. I  can’t say I ...

Lessons from a Chocolate Bunny

Posted By: Larry Lomax · 3/20/2013 8:00:00 AM

I thought I’d simultaneously write this note to you and do the homework for the men’s group I’m in. Yes, sometimes we guys can multi-task. The subject matter is a basic element of character. A trait we are all drawn to… Integrity.

In the context of the Easter season, integrity can be explained by example of chocolate bunnies. Just by looking at them, a roomful of these chocolate companions can all look pretty good. Once you nibble on the ear of a chocolate Easter rabbit, you’ll quickly discover whether it’s solid or hollow. Hollow bunnies are different on the outside than they are on the inside. Solid bunnies are chocolate all the way through. So, which chocolate bunny is a better example of integrity?

I want to live my life like a solid chocolate Easter bunny, except for the part about being devoured. So there the analogy ends, and a quick ...

What Do You Remember About Being 18?

Posted By: Larry Lomax · 1/22/2013 5:30:00 PM

What do you remember about being 18?

What brings this to mind is my daughter Grace is turning 18 in less than two weeks. Wow… already? I’ve been looking through photo albums flashing back to times we had together. I’m also searching my memories to see if there’s anything of value I can share with her about my journey to adulthood.

Can you draw any lessons from your days of youth?

Sometimes I’m amazed at how much I can’t remember, and yet some things will randomly trigger memories.

So if you’ll indulge me, I’m going to attempt to reconstruct my life at 18 to see if there’s anything of worth I can share with Grace.

When I hit 18, I had just graduated from Renton HS and was eager to pursue my dream of doing radio, which started on a 10 watt radio station at Green River CC. I got ...


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