Monthly Archives: August 2019

Stiff-Necked and Rebellious

Sometimes I try to fool myself to think that I, with all that theological education and service, have outlived my ability to sin. Ha!Ha! Ha! I’d like to believe it, but I can’t ’cause it just ain’t true. Even at … Continue reading

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Miracle of Medicines

Plastic brown and white cylinders fill my “Pill” bag. Prescription medications with hard-to-pronounce names and untold side effects. They provide (hopefully) a better quality of life; at least that is what some of the commercials say… if you can get … Continue reading

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Everyday Ordinary Days

There is a slow, steady rhythm to everyday ordinary days. Uneventful kind of days that follow a simple routine of meals, medications, and favorite television shows seem very welcomed at my age. I remember Arlene Smith who would tell me: … Continue reading

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Community Around the Table

Back in the day when I was still serving as the pastor of a church, I remember the privilege I had to share a meal with a very sweet lady, Lois Inzetta, in the Friend’s Home dinning room. I sat … Continue reading

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A Good Night’s Sleep

It’s been a long, long day… a very long day of seeing two doctors, a blood test, and an iron infusion. I feel very much in need of that iron right now… all used up and all wrung out. Some … Continue reading

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My Little Pity Party

Ever thrown yourself a pity party… complete with cake, balloons, tears and sorrows… the whole fancy catered pity party? We all might find ourselves in that situation from time to time. Sometimes we just have to tear up the invitation … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail

Each day I love to hear when the “Bill” man goes up the street ’cause that means he will be coming back down on our side bringing us news for today. We have nicknamed him “Bill” because that is mostly … Continue reading

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Give God Your Best Wow

My wife, Shirley, has brand-new clothes she seems to be saving for a special day. Some she has been saving for quite a while. Clothes still sealed in the plastic wrap. Dresses with the price tags hanging from the sleeves. … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Joy of Grandchildren

I must admit – I am proud to boast that we have the greatest grandkids in the world. We were so very fortunate to be able to keep them when they were infants til they started middle school. Even then … Continue reading

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Worry, Worry, Worry

Every now and then, I think in my weak moments, I become a worrywart. Ever been there? Isn’t it a fun place to be? I worry about the flu shot – did they really give me the old people’s shot … Continue reading

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