Blessed be the mat carriers

People who know me and the three or four followers I have on social media (you know who you are) have heard me threaten to write a book for the past several years… “People Suck”, subtitle “…and, we’re all people”.  I am already working on a sequel to my unwritten masterpiece…  “Years suck too – …

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The freedom of dependence

How does the phrase, the freedom of dependence, strike you?  Perhaps it seems puzzling or even contradictory to you.  It is certainly counter cultural on the surface.  It may even be offensive to you and “anti-American.”  We live in a society that strongly promotes independence.  We are, after all, a country born out of a …

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That word may be the least favorite word heard by the parents of many teenagers. It usually comes with a certain sarcastic inflection, rolled eyes, and a turned back. There may not be a single word that causes more feelings of disrespect and anger. Those feelings are very understandable though they often cause an overreaction …

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Mama Bear

We as a family recently had our matriarch (my Mom) transition to hospice after a hospital stay. This hospital stay was not her first but appears to now be her last. Due to HIPAA and the fact she still has enough strength to give me her famous backhand I won’t list all of the ailments …

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dug squirrel


I’m easily distracted…for those familiar with the movie Up…I am Dug – “Squirrel!”  In those very rare moments where I seem to have been forced to settle in and be still (Psalm 46:10) I am very thankful that God speaks to me (prayer, music, creation and most of all His Word).  I’ll admit that I …

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NOT “Goodbye”

The object of the Christian faith is the glory of GOD (Isaiah 43:6-7). That means absolutely nothing to an unbelieving world. I’m writing this the day after the largest mass shooting in the history of Texas and as of now the death toll stands at 26 lives that were taken…in a church. Predictably there is …

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