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Following the Trail

A spring hike in a Kentucky woods with two daughters and five grandchildren stirs old memories and forms brand new ones; all of them are good! Continue reading

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Ordinary Stuff

Playing catch, pushing a swing and telling stories are some of the simple things that help mold good memories for our families. Continue reading

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Full Moon

In the same way that Stephen King ruined us on clowns, Twilight and The Walking Dead and a bunch of other such things have soiled the full moon. Continue reading

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A Good Example

While I didn’t expect the response to rival that of an invitation to Worlds of Fun or a new PlayStation, I thought there was a chance one of the four grandkids might show a tweak of interest in riding along with me to Saint Joseph Continue reading

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Battle at Randolph Creek

I guess it might be a bit presumptuous to say the Lord was thinking of little boys when He made creeks. I think it would be fair, though, to say that there’s little else like a creek when it comes to entertaining a boy. Continue reading

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Of Toads and Timbers

It is in the careful blending of work and play that boys become healthy men. And the men who can still be boys at the right time just might become the kind of Granpa’s that boys want to visit again. Even when they’re old. Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

we have largely lost the rite of passage that marks moving from child to man. In this age of indulgence and every kid with a cell phone by age nine, we have blurred the line that used to signal adulthood. Continue reading

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Precious Memories

I doubt that we have any notion at all of how many times we have been lifted up in his arms, how often he has tenderly closed his eyes and drawn us close, delighting in the closeness and aching for the day when we will see him as he is. Continue reading

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