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10 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A Special Blessing Returning from Phoenix

I had a wonderful trip to the Association of Marriage and Family Ministers (AMFM) conference in Phoenix last week. Got to lead a workshop on The Parent Adventure along with Scott McConnell from LifeWay Research. Then I attended several helpful workshops myself. Always good to meet some new people "in the business".
The running was [...]

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16 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Birthday, Movie and Biking Weekend

We had a memorable weekend. My wife turned another year … better. Sunday was Selma's birthday so we did the whole weekend thing. Now it's gonna sound like we are major movie fanatics, which we are not. We go once in a while but sometimes we go in binges. (Like two.)
Here are some excerpts [...]

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01 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments


We've been talking (and bragging) about running this week. I thought I'd leave you with one more train of thought on that track before we leave it for a while. (Yes, we WILL be back. I'm training for a marathon now that Country Music is over so you GOTTA let me share that with you!)
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28 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments


Just a cool thought the other day when I was bored: I wondered how many states I have run in. Yes, I know it's a vain thought, but if you've read this much at all about this blog, you know it's not all – but it's a LOT about me
Anyway, here is my [...]

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23 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Simply Amazing Tornado Account

This is the incredible account of the pastor/runner (my kind of minister!) who encountered the tornado on Good Friday "quite first hand." It is a little long, but oh, what a story. He describes the actual eye of the tornado as he is horizontal to the ground.
I am doing a wedding at his church [...]

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13 April 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Let Me Brag …

Let me tell you about last Saturday, April 11, and my family. It was a memorable day for sure.
In preparation for the half marathon in a couple of weeks, David and I ran an 11 miler.
Well, Jennifer is also training for that run. She ALSO ran 11 miles! It was her longest run [...]

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23 February 2009 ~ 1 Comment

It’s Here! Animals I’ve Encountered While Running … NUMBER ONE!


It's probably not what you would have guessed, but here it is. The number one animals I've encountered while running …
Yep, it's a dead cow and buzzards. About 30 of them at one time. The buzzards, that is, only one dead cow.
Here's the scene: I was running about a mile from my home and boom, [...]

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16 January 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Running in the Cold and a Joke or Two!

I saw nothing or nobody out when I was running this morning. Nothing! Come on, people – get out there so someone can see me and give me some credit for being so dedicated! (not to mention, humble!)
Anyway, the temp was 14 with a wind chill of ZERO when I went out. Didn't feel quite [...]

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31 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Honduras: The Running of the Bull – Animals Seen While Running #2

This one goes wayyy back. In the late 1970's ( I don't care whether you were born then or not!) I went on my first mission trip to Honduras with a group from Westwood Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN. We were putting a roof on a new school building for MK's (missionary kids). Our housing was [...]

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12 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

The Dog Inevitability – Animals Seen While Running #3

If you have ever run very much at all, you have no doubt encountered a dog of some sort. Even walkers have to deal with this experience from time to time. Hopefully your canine encounter was just checking you out or merely "saying hi" to you. Through the years I have learned the various sounds and body language of dogs [...]

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