Monthly Archives: November 2015

Three Questions about Isis

I am probably not the person who should be writing this blog concerning Isis. I find that my opinion about Isis does not come from a long debated or informed study of the issues, but rather I am more reactive … Continue reading

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Each New Chapter is Better

Today we had the privilege of being in worship with James Howell at Myers Park UMC. He shared with us a sermon using the text for Christ the King Sunday, the book of Daniel. In his sermon he referenced the … Continue reading

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Republished from Nov. 19, 2014

Please allow me to repost this blog from last November 19th. This week our family, especially my cousin Alicia and Aunt Louise, remember the passing of my Uncle Charles Martin. All my cousins, aunts and uncles are very special people. … Continue reading

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Why was I Spared in Vietnam?

A Vietnam story taken from my Devotional book: Daily Moments with Pastor Steve. It was Easter Sunday 1968. I was a Marine machine gun team leader in Vietnam. Our idea of celebrating Easter was to retake hill 881 for the … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Hero – Uncle Joe

First let me give a shout out to all my Marine Buddies on this 240th Birthday of the Marine Corps. We chewed a lot of the same dirt, been to the same places, and fought some of the same battles. … Continue reading

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“It’s like deja vu all over again.”

This morning we headed for Winston for a Doctor’s appointment at the VA clinic. While we were there we met with Mrs. Melba Tesh who asked me to sign some of my books for some of her friends and mine. … Continue reading

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Lollipops Are Needed Sometimes

This afternoon on the way to pick up the grandkids, we stopped by the bank to make a car payment. I handed the teller the check and the payment slip for her to validate. She took it and said: “Just … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Sign Up For That

Earlier today I was reading a blog by a young clergy person who had just returned from a conference on “Where The Church is Heading.” The point she was making is that not only were many of the laity becoming … Continue reading

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