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Where Do You Look When She’s Lost Her Voice?

It has been a quiet week at the parsonage. Far quieter than usual. I cannot remember a time when it was quieter. If silence is golden, the week glowed with a yellow brilliance. Have you ever noticed when you lose … Continue reading

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My Advice: Twice Is Just As Nice

Nothing is more important to a blissful marriage than finding a point of agreement. Every veteran husband knows if he wants to change his wife’s mind about anything, just agree with her. It is amazing how this works. The technical … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Work

As January 1st kicks in, and 2014 rolls out, many of us are still scurrying, trying to pull things together for the holidays. Barely recovered from preparations for Thanksgiving, maybe you’re looking forward to an anticipated and well-deserved rest after … Continue reading

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The Longest Day of My Life

I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather … Continue reading

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Cleaning up Messes, Parsonage Style

Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my … Continue reading

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Two Words That Changed My Life

This week is a hallmark in the lives of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me. Forty-three years ago this week, we began a journey that has just become better with each year. That is the benefit of marrying … Continue reading

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Swallowing pride or eating crow are both bitter pills to swallow

I have noticed lately that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to … Continue reading

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The switch on my behind saved time

My father was a rather reserved person. He did not have much to say except when he was talking about his hunting or fishing adventures, and to hear from him. It was always an adventure. When he got started on … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Day Card Quandary

Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, … Continue reading

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What comes after that kiss?

Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me. I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first … Continue reading

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Does God Expect Me to Pray For Broccoli

For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites. I have no idea where she got that notion. Last Thursday, for example, she said to me in one … Continue reading

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Financial Tip of the Week: Pay Attention

Enjoying a casual evening at home, I reclined in my favorite easy chair reading, while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was chatting on the telephone. I rarely pay attention to telephone conversations. After all, I only get one side … Continue reading

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Apple fritter: the fruit of my choice

Our country, so it seems, runs on choice. The more choices we have the better we like it. Most people in America pride themselves on the ability to make their own choices. “Freedom of Choice,” is the cry you hear … Continue reading

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And I thought I was confused!

I have concluded that life, as it stands out in the public arena, is a very confusing thing. As I watched the news and see scandal after scandal unfold and people trying to dance around the facts so that they … Continue reading

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Why can’t we just have fun?

The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports. Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy. I must say I have enjoyed my share of sports. When younger, I was … Continue reading

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