Tangled Up! Just Don’t Even Go There!

Not long ago, while I was driving my daughter to school, I saw two calves who had gotten stuck in the barbwire fencing near the road.   They were stuck pretty good.   I had imagined that they had only been reaching through the fence for the grasses on the Continue reading

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Whose Best Laid Plans?

A few days before Christmas, I was loading up my shiny black Prius with gifts to take to some families in our church. In my hurry, I forgot to shut the hatch. When I backed out of the garage– CRUNCH! The hatch’s edge had a nine-inch scrape across it. A Continue reading

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Forget Nemo, Find God

No… God is not actually lost… never was… never will be. But, there are so many variations of man finding peace, finding spiritual tranquility, even finding that elusive calm, assurance, and security that comes from being in communion with God. There is only ONE solution (formula, if you will) for Continue reading

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Looking for Money in All the Wrong Pockets

An incident happened this past week in which I am still scratching my head. Have you ever known you had something, but for the life of you, you could not find it? I will accede to the fact that occasionally, I do have a streak of absent-mindedness running through me. Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me down to Count Sheep

All my life, sleep has been a most trusted companion. I never leave home without it. It does not matter where I am or what I am doing, I can sleep at the drop of a hat.

For years, I have heard of people who had problems sleeping at night. Continue reading

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The High Road Takes a Dip

Too often, we think of ‘the high road’ as being all glorious, all happy, and maybe even all-so-important that it would never have it’s downsides (no pun intended). Contrarily, ‘the high road’ is not some flat, though inclining ‘ramp’ to some special or elite place in life… it too has Continue reading

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There Is No Known Cure for Happy-itis

Now that the pressure of the Old Year is off and the New Year has just begun, I can chill out a little and rest for a while.

Towards the end of the Old Year, there is a lot of pressure to get caught up on all of those stupid Continue reading

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The High Sign

Purpose of my new book, The High Sign, is to assist Christian believers to prepare for the final great event in world history – the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. An unusual trait of this book resides in the fact that even those readers who disagree with its theme may Continue reading

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The New Year Calls for a New Mirror

The New Year festivities have died down quite a bit and everything seems calm in our blissful domicile. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is back to her routine of organizing and straightening everything up. Her motto is: “A place for everything and everything in its place.”

She is quite Continue reading

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An Old Geezer Faces Another New Year

Here we go again, tricked into thinking it is a New Year when there is absolutely nothing new about it. It is the same ole, same ole, Déjà vu all over again. The person who invented this “New Year” ought to be sued for defamation of characterization.

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A new look at the old year

From a practical standpoint, and if I am anything I am practical, well, practically, this year has gone by rather quickly. The fact I have survived this past year has to count for something.

I was musing on this with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage just the other day. Continue reading

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The Christmasfication of our home

Our home, like every other home this time of year, bears the decorations of the Christmas season. This is all thanks to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My assigned role in the whole Christmas affair was to keep out of her way. And, out of her way, I kept. Continue reading

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My Christmas “Miss-Her-Toe” Celebration

Making mistakes is not in the resume of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. That was, up until now.

I am not known as Mr. Perfect by any stretch of the imagination. If there is a mistake to be made, I have already made it or it is on my Continue reading

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War of the Roses

WAR OF THE ROSES

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than

standing in a garage makes you a car.

Billy Sunday

When my husband, Donny and I first started serving at a small Baptist Church, we held two worship services, one contemporary and one traditional. Some Continue reading

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Broken Yet Full

Lord, why’d you waste your love on me?
Why spend your precious care
On one who came with hands empty,
One by the winter rains laid bare?

There’s nothing I could say or do
That ought to mean a thing to you,
Yet still your promise you gave me;
Your Continue reading

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