Monthly Archives: October 2019

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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Lucky Ducky… That’s Me

I have just got to share with you this bragging word: “I am the luckiest guy in the world.” The reason I say this is I had the best vocation in the world… I was a United Methodist Pastor. I … Continue reading

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Being Hung Out To Dry

I have often heard that sometimes we are all wet and that sometimes we are hung out to dry. You know, I can say: “Been there, Done that!” “All Wet” can men completely wrong about something or you don’t have … Continue reading

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Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar

I saw this book title the other day and I thought how clever it is… how it must make people laugh and then want to pick it up… at least to see what it is about. Below I have included … Continue reading

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Why Was I Spared?

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 fourth time. I remember it was a cold, wet morning as we moved … Continue reading

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Don’t Run Away and Join The Circus

When I was little, and I got upset with my parents, they would say, “Well, don’t run away and join the circus.” That expression didn’t make any sense to me. For one thing, I had never been to a circus. … Continue reading

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You Are a Good Man, Charlie Brown

John Wayne, Sean Connery, Jimmy Stewart, W.C. Fields, Don Knotts and Bette Davis. All of these Hollywood stars have something in common. You don’t have to be looking at the TV screen to know who is talking. The voices of … Continue reading

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Remembering the Smiles Seven Years Ago

I reminisced this morning about the last church I served before retiring… and I wanted to share this with you again. It went something like this: This morning as I stepped into the pulpit a smile came into my heart … Continue reading

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Thanks for your best wishes

Since we are on the subject of birthdays… Noah’s 18th yesterday, I’m not sure I thanked you for remembering me. So, I want to say “Thank You” to all who took the time to remember my birthday back in September. Yes, you … Continue reading

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OMG, Noah is Turning 18 Today

On the thirteenth of October, 2019 our grandson, Noah, become 18 years old. We can’t talk about it without tears in our eyes. He has been such a very special blessing in our lives. From about eight weeks old we … Continue reading

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