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Sidney, TX

It is a little town like any other little town, but unlike all others in another way. Sidney is a small community in Comanche County Texas, my family home. While my father, like most young men of his generation, left … Continue reading

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Christmas in Sidney

Well, it is an established fact that the world is so large that Santa can’t get to every little town in the world on a single night. With some delicate negotiations, arrangements were made for Santa Claus to arrive in … Continue reading

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I Found Me a Bass Player At The Party

People are important, relationships are meaningful, and it takes energy to maintain them. Janet and I planned to spend Friday and Saturday with some friends we met in Oxford at a music festival. It is actually three couples from Wichita, … Continue reading

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Stories that Shape Lives

As I’ve retold the stories, refreshing them in my mind, it is often done to illustrate a point, a lesson learned early in life. Sometimes, not much more than the impressions of entering a bank that had “refrigerated air” which was unheard of to me. Perhaps how bright the Texas sun was, then how dark the stores seemed with the “venetian blinds” on the windows, keeping the sun at bay. Or my favorite memory was the grandeur of “live oak” trees with their majestic canopy dwarfing the mesquite trees that were so much more common. Continue reading

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A Star Out of Place

As a small boy I would lie in the grass looking to the stars and wonder… How did this happen? Who made this? And when? You don’t have to be very big to gaze at the stars, overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be That Guy

When God first created the heavens and all that is in them, He focused attention for a time on earth, as recorded in Scripture. He filled our planet with crops and grasses, fruits and fish, and animals of every kind. … Continue reading

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When The Storms Threaten

God’s intervention in this life’s woes has never been universal, except for sending Jesus for all mankind. But biblical accounts of the action of God has never indicated that he raised all the dead, healed all who were sick, or restored all the lepers to wholeness. Continue reading

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A Task Diverted

I listened to him speak of spending “a lifetime learning to live with her, but completely unprepared to live without her.” I heard his pain, but other than prayer and listening, there was little I could do to help. Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Other Staggering Events

We find ways to relate, to establish our own credibility. I had just looked at the clock when I noticed it begin to vibrate on the bedside table. Or perhaps our lack of credibility. I grabbed the edge of the mattress in a death grip as I was tossed back and forth in the violently pitching room, chunks of plaster raining down throughout the room. Continue reading

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Amazing Folks

I don’t have the patience to sit and watch the Olympics because I get frustrated by the number of commercials. Janet enjoys watching the gymnastics so that is usually what we see. This year we saw a few Michael Phelps … Continue reading

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