Category Archives: Friends

Angel & Soccer Star

Shirley posted these two pictures several years ago as throw back pictures on Facebook and they popped up as a memory on Facebook the other day. I remember these pictures from a long time ago. I think this was one … Continue reading

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Those Crazy Teens

And this is His commandment, that we believe in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us. 1 John 3:23 Seventeen-year-old Courtney Thorp goes to Shell Rock Senior High School in … Continue reading

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Looking Back – Leaning Forward

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 A little while ago Shirley and I found and old box of pictures. It was almost … Continue reading

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It Finally Happened!

As most of you know, I retired (after 40 years in ministry) on July 1, 2013. Since then I have sought to live out the laws of “Casual Friday.” That is – be as casual as you can be or … Continue reading

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De-Friended

Shirley and I were on Facebook earlier today and noticed some very good news; someone we knew, I officiated at their wedding, announced that he had just got the perfect job and would be moving closer to the beach. We … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept

“Jesus Wept!” I never thought I would hear what I heard on TV News tonight… not in North Carolina… Not in America. It seems that in Raleigh – our State capitol – it is against the law for churches to … Continue reading

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Caring for Those Who Have Cared for You

Tuesday I had an appointment with my cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Kelly. I have known Dr. Kelly for many years, you see he was on call when my regular cardiologist needed some time off. Dr. William Gamble was my cardiologist for … Continue reading

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Wag More… Bark Less!

Today we pulled up behind a vehicle which had a sticker that read “Wag More… Bark Less!” I thought to myself “Self, that is a very true statement which we all need to be reminded of from time to time.” … Continue reading

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Condos and Bracelets

Let me begin tonight by offering a very deep and appreciative thank you to all who shared in comenting on us making it 48 years together. I am so thankful Shirley allowed me to live. Yes, we are at the … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Spirit Prayer

Just in case you were unable to download the music for the prayer last night I wanted to share the words with you tonight. WOW, what a wonderful prayer for us all as we face each day. Come, Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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