Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Fine Legacy (Dennis Strange)

When even strangers can see that you are a person who loves people, you might be Dennis Strange’s kind of people. Continue reading

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A Reluctant Blessing

A chance encounter with a white-haired woman during worship leaves us both with unexpected blessings. Continue reading

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Grindstones & Gratitude

If we don’t deliberately let others know that we appreciate them, how will they find out? Continue reading

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He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Guy Clark)

Guy Clark is probably the best songwriter you never heard of… his music touched my live and the lives of my wife and my kids. Continue reading

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Tree Trimming

Small distractions can sprout up in our lives. Let alone, they can grow into trees that completely disrupt and destroy our best aims. Continue reading

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Charlie Two Shirt Helps with the Hay

A nine-year-old who will walk three miles of gravel road to help a neighbor haul hay could amount to something some day… maybe. Continue reading

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A Mid-Week Blessing

May this good day bring you good–good that blesses you and others. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

For the first time in over fifty years, I did not call my mom, send a card or flowers. I did think about her, though. A lot. Continue reading

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The Next Town Over

Field trips are a key component of education, from pre-school to post-graduate! Continue reading

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In Praise of Teaching

My life has been and continues to be blessed by many teachers; may God bless them as well! Continue reading

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