Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Reluctant Confirmand

Imagine a church with such beautiful architecture that you can look up and see the clouds gently painting their pictures of angels and saints we use to know. The sunlight streams in at just the right angles that you can almost touch heaven. … Continue reading

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That Dream Has a Hold on Me.

Any of you who spend time on Facebook know you will endure . . . well, uh, let’s keep it decent and say a pre-edited version of “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.” And not just from . . . uh . . . the … Continue reading

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Building Up or Tearing Down???

Two boys on the school playground were discussing a classmate. One of them remarked, “He’s no good at sports.” The other quickly responded, “Yes, but he always plays fair.” The critical boy tried a different tack: “He isn’t very smart … Continue reading

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How To What For Dummies???

The other day Southeast High School had a Library Fund Raiser at Barnes and Noble here in Greensboro. It was really nice, running from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with a percentage of all proceeds going toward SEHS Library Fund… to help … Continue reading

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Having a Real Person as a Real Friend

A few years ago, when still in Winston, a Thursday night I met Shirley in Greensboro to spend the night and take my Friday (day off) there. On the way in I met her at Red Lobster for a special … Continue reading

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Those Stinging Bellyflops

Isn’t it strange the things you remember? Many times it seems like it is those times we fail that we remember most. I remember in high school, during the summers I really loved to swim at Mayo Lake. I even … Continue reading

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When Mommy is On the Plane

Several years ago, our daughter-in-law was getting ready to take a business trip to Orlando. She flew out of Greensboro to stay for five days – learning some new, good stuff for her work. Our grandson (13 year old Noah) was very … Continue reading

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Before, During and After

We see ads for all kinds of products these days which show the “Before” picture and, to sell you on their product, they will produce an “After” picture. Don’t you just love them? Some, I am positive, are Photoshopped… just … Continue reading

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I Think We Should Fight

The Reverend Doctor James Howell quoted Thomas Merton’s famous prayer in his sermon today. It is a prayer for me, perhaps for you, maybe even for all of us as we stumble through life’s journey. It is from Thoughts in Solitude(1958) … Continue reading

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A Bad Moon Rising

Some of the happenings of today have made me wonder if we are in some sort of bad moon phase… you know like “A Bad Moon Rising.” Everything started out very well. I got up early… around 7:30am staggered to … Continue reading

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