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03 March 2008 ~ 3 Comments

Natalie – My Celebration Queen

Art Linkletter was right. Kids do say the darndest things, whether they are 6 or 22. Sometimes they get excited over things that we may not envision as worthy of so much joy. Doesn’t matter. Whether it adds up for you or not, sometimes you just celebrate anyway.
My younger daughter, Natalie, is incredible at [...]

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29 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

R&R Misfire and “Fraternity Reflections”

Okay, my dirty little secret is out. Now you know how little I know about putting pics on my blogsite. It wasn’t an oversight that the pics were not included in the previous post. I thought they were on and am having trouble getting them on there …
… but trust me, they are great. You [...]

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14 February 2008 ~ 4 Comments

A Different kind of Sacred Gathering

What an incredible experience our church just encountered during the last several days. It was called the Sacred Gathering and was comprised mainly of 1) a 3-day fast; and 2) meeting together each night (Sunday-Tuesday) to worship, pray and seek the Lord. Simple as that, but the blessings I have heard have been phenomenal. For [...]

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19 January 2008 ~ 4 Comments

Remembering Pebbles

On Friday, January 18, our beagle of almost 13 years – Pebbles "went on"… to where who knows for sure. Right now, I subscribe to the movie philosophy that  "All Dogs Go to Heaven" (although, as a runner, I am confident that certain dogs I’ve met will split hell wide open).
Anyway, in times of [...]

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27 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

A Day of Freedom for a Friend’s Stepson!

It’s a wonderful day to praise the Lord. Every day is of course, but this one is special for me. Here’s what’s going on…
Years ago I served at the Tennessee Baptist Convention through the Collegiate Student Ministries office as State Associate of that department. I worked with Campus Ministers across the state. One of those [...]

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14 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Pebbles Update

Peb had surgery Tuesday. Yes, a biopsy for a dog. If you read the last blog you know we’ve had to take special care of her or this dog would go out and find another family to adopt her. Hey, it’s happened before. So we feel like we’re being blackmailed by our own pooch.
Actually, [...]

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09 November 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Pebbles: Our Secret-Keeping Beagle

We have a beautiful, full-blooded, and 3000 year old beagle. Pebbles has been part of the family since the girls were kids… about 11-12 years now. Because of her – even though our girls are now grown – Selma and I are not quite into the empty nest yet. Many nights we are up at [...]

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05 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Joe’s Epilogue

(Reading the previous post will help make some sense out of this one.)
Just one more thought before we leave ‘Joe’:
From Genesis 50, Pat Hood mentioned, in his sermon yesterday, that Joe (the Joseph of Genesis) finished strong. Not because he had wealth or power, but because he was pursuing God, staying close to Him [...]

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01 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Help from “Joe”

As you can tell by the postings dates, it’s been a while since I began my unexpected "blog sabbatical". A lot has happened to take me out of commission, but it’s good to be back. Here is where my heart has been lately:
About 11 years ago, my dad had a stroke. Right out of [...]

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03 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments

One “Historic” Labor Day

Whenever you can, I hope that you celebrate – or perhaps just "do" life – with your family, whether it’s immediate or extended.
Wonderful Labor Day for us. Selma and I went to Kernersville, North Carolina (8 1/2 hour drive) for a visit with her oldest brother. (She’s got four of them – or is [...]

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