Author Archives: Doc Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.

Return to Paradise, Again

John Prine spent his life searching for and sharing truth, beauty and an irascible sense of humor through music. My life is better for having known and shared his music. Continue reading

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Praise in the Face of Troubles

Job declared “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.” As we face our own fears and resentments, let us remember that God’s strength is perfected in our weakness. Continue reading

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An Ancient Longing

There is something deeply satisfying about burning pasture, something powerful and primeval. And… a bit risky… Continue reading

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Can Compassion Survive a Virus?

A pandemic, an old truck, and a guy pushing a bicycle on a cold morning… whaddayagonna do? Continue reading

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Appropriate Measures

Wasn’t a good idea to be drinking coffee in the kitchen with friends… so we moved out to the patio! Continue reading

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Faith, Fear and Phobia

A huge anticipation leads to disappointment. Lesson: walk in faith, show compassion to others, and do not put God to the test. Continue reading

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Sojourners

Even though I might seem to have very little in common with some of the folks I’ve given a ride to, we were at least headed in the same direction. Continue reading

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