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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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Hearing and Listening Are Not Necessarily the Same

As big as my ears are, you would think I would be able to hear everything I am listening to. I like to think I am hearing what I am listening to but I have so many illustrations that prove … Continue reading

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Where in the World Does Time Go?

I remember my grandfather telling me that the older you get the faster time flies. Laughing at him at the time I thought it was another of his little stories he loved telling. Just the other day I caught myself … Continue reading

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I’ll Do It First Thing Tomorrow

You would think being a husband as long as I have been I would have learned the fine art of negotiating with my wife. And trust me, it is an artistic creation. When I got married, somebody told me that … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get Headaches, I Give Them

This past week I got myself into some rather unnecessary trouble. I say unnecessary because it was trouble that I could have avoided if I only would have thought before I spoke. This is one of the greatest crosses that … Continue reading

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I May Be Odd but One Day I’ll Get Even

I must admit that I am not a great one in answering questions. It may be I do not hear the question correctly, or someone will ask me a question and I give an answer to another question. I am … Continue reading

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If Everything Goes Right Something’s Wrong

It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens. The infamous To-Do-List from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was … 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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I was tricked and I thought I was trick proof

I was minding my own business last week, which is the only business I am concerned about, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage posed a question. It is in the area of questions I feel the most inadequate. Maybe … Continue reading

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The proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae

Not everybody realizes how important it is to follow protocol. Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to those of us who know better. There should be a law forbidding such perfunctory … Continue reading

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Excuse me, but I just gotta be me

I refuse to answer for anybody else because it is a full-time job trying to answer for myself. I must confess though, I sometimes cannot give a good answer for myself. I can give an answer, but not a good … Continue reading

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As brilliant schemes go, mine didn’t

Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite … Continue reading

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Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out

It happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, as long as I lived. So much for my promises, or maybe I died. I … Continue reading

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So, this is summer, is it?

 It was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. “I can’t believe it’s so hot today,” I muttered. I thought I was talking to myself but obviously, I had an audience. Have … Continue reading

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I want you to meet someone

If you all hold your breath I’m sure that the lady I want to introduce you to could be coaxed into introducing herself.  Then I can be lazy and not have to do it for her.  Be on the lookout … Continue reading

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