Tag Archives: Country

Thoughts on Memorial Day 2013

It is my family’s custom to go out to breakfast on all holidays so today was no different.  On my way home, I thought about my observance of Memorial Day.  I hoped I could find a service somewhere either in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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A Second-Second Chance

A Gust of Grace: blew through my life when I was in the US Army.  I was in during the height of the Vietnam War (1967-1970).  I had finished basic training at Fort Knox and the class ahead of me … Continue reading

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In the Military Service for the Holidays

Living in the Past:  As I’ve already shared, I was in the US Army during the 1960’s.  One of the things I wondered about when I was away from home was whether the folks back home knew what I was … Continue reading

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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Living in the Past:  The shooting of JFK was another of those incidents so life stopping that people remember what they were doing at the time. I was a college freshman in the Autumn of 1963.  I was part of … Continue reading

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On Alert After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

Living in the Past:  The reader needs to know that I am not a violent man.  I have had only one fight in my life.  I avoid physical confrontations because of some difficulties I have with my anger.  In the … Continue reading

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I Liked Ike

LIVING IN THE PAST:  When I was little I remember seeing little buttons saying “I Like Ike.”  They were being worn by people who supported Dwight David Eisenhower, our 34th president.  The slogan was simple and catchy. Dwight D. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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First Man on the Moon

LIVING IN THE PAST:  As a young child, there were references to the man in the moon which I always took to mean the black splotches on that shiny surface which looked like a human face. I believe there also was … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Compassion Is Over All that He Has Made

In these days of violence in the Middle East over spiritual insults and rancorous, negative political campaigning in the U.S., I invite the reader to contemplate this biblical statement about God 8   The Lord is gracious and merciful,           slow to anger … Continue reading

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The Vastness of Creation

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,           your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,           your judgments are like the great deep;           you save humans and animals alike, O LORD.”  Psalm 36: 5-6 NRSV) … Continue reading

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