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Meditation

Well, I’m back from my fishing trip and I was pleased to find out at least a couple of you missed me. I took my cane pole and a can…

It’s Snowing!

It’s Snowing!

This is a snow big enough to really play in. In this area, it doesn’t often happen. Be sure to take full advantage of it, for your child’s sake as…

I Am Among You as the One Who Serves

I Am Among You as the One Who Serves

Everyone has heard the stereotypical expression “I live to serve.”  Though intended to mean that the speaker genuinely enjoys providing the needs of others, it is generally muttered under the…

Planting Aunts, My Ding-A-Ling and Lying Robins

Planting Aunts, My Ding-A-Ling and Lying Robins

For the past few weeks I’ve been playing around with a hangnail on my big toe. My bride Management suggested I go for a pedicure. I don’t know what that…

Waiting for the Thaw

Waiting for the Thaw

Ah, spring. Wherefore art thou spring? Not here in the next couple of days, we’re being told. Four to eight inches of snow predicted and not a loaf of bread…

Old-timers and jokes

Old-timers and jokes

A newspaper editor in the real world recently asked if any old-timers remembered the old joke about smoking camels and the promised land. Well, all 999 of us in Stump…

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Heart Day!

Warmer weather is in the works. I just know it! I tend to get a little stir crazy when it’s so cold, or my car is so coated with snow…

Really Home

Really Home

For the past eight months, my family has made the parsonage of Bethel Baptist Church our home. At the beginning of June, after multiple trips and much exhausting labor, and…

A Hospitality House

A Hospitality House

When your spouse or “significant other” has health problems, it is very important for the closest person in their lives to help as much as possible. Hopefully, this takes some…

Ready – Set – Paint!

Ready – Set – Paint!

Last Saturday and Sunday spoiled me – and you, too, I bet. It was finally pleasant enough to get out and do some outdoor chores that have been calling to…