Category Archives: Family

Empathy and the Golden Rule

Until I experienced the loneliness of losing my hearing, I never thought about what my dad went through. Continue reading

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A Good Visit in the Middle of May, 2020

The most time in a long time to visit with our daughter… time very well spent! Continue reading

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On the Passing of David Miley

There is always grief in loss but there is some comfort in knowing a loved one is beyond pain and suffering. There is greater comfort in knowing we will see them again. Continue reading

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Visiting Dorothy During the Plague of 2020

Visiting through the screen of an open window and at least hearing a loved one’s voice is sure better than some of the other choices. Continue reading

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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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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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Worth the Pain

Ever see somebody knock themselves out? I saw my oldest brother do it twice in twenty minutes. Who knew milking cows could be so dangerous? Continue reading

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In the Wake of Bitter News

Even in the aching numbness of loss, let us remember–and cherish–the amazing power of love. Continue reading

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The Best Poor Christmas

It isn’t being poor or rich that determines the quality of our giving; it is our determination to honor those we love and celebrate the One we worship. Continue reading

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Christmas at the Community Church

With an angel standing on a stool and shouting directions to Joseph and Mary, it was a little different take on the Christmas story–and a thoroughly enjoyable one! Continue reading

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