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If it’s not one thing, it’s your Mother

I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that my mother had more than a few strong opinions. You name the topic; she would tell you what she thought about it. One thing she was emphatic about, in … Continue reading

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How My Mother Met Jesus

My first inclination, when I sat down to record my salvation experience, was to say I was raised in a Christian home. But that would not be the best description of the home in which I grew up. My mother … Continue reading

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Chapter Three of an Unnamed Novel

They slowed and turned onto a dirt road that ran beside a small creek heading north. The boy could see the edge of the world lighten and mountains and mesas silhouetted in the east. Up ahead, headlamps from half a … Continue reading

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Chapter Two of an Unnamed Novel

The boy got up and reached for the tin dishpan hanging on the wall and set it on the stove.  He poured some water into it from the galvanized bucket on a short shelf next to the door, and then … Continue reading

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CRT and Flannelgraphs

Elton Trueblood once said something like, “Baptist are as old Abraham. We have evidence of that when Abraham said to his nephew, “Lot, you go your way and I’ll go mine.” That reminds me of the TV and magazine ads … Continue reading

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Chapter One of an Unnamed Novel

It is midnight, 1969.  The air is blue. The mountain is blue in its silhouette against the open galaxies. Long before the earth stirred, the old man in the cabin banged the cast iron stove to life. He sat in … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Good Finish

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.” – G.K. … Continue reading

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My Mother Has Cancer

My mother has terminal cancer. I was able to spend twenty-four hours with her recently. They were great moments. I will cherish them the rest of my life, because we don’t know how fast the cancer is spreading and how … Continue reading

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God’s Slow Work

Definition of arrogant: exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner (Merriam-Webster) Years ago, I was flying to Nashville for a trustee meeting of Lifeway Christian Resources. When I fly from one city … Continue reading

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The Dark Night

Hello darkness, my old friendI’ve come to talk with you againBecause a vision softly creepingLeft its seeds while I was sleepingAnd the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence ~ Paul Simon There is a … Continue reading

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