Category Archives: reflection

The Stony Ground

I was in junior high school when our school burned. The night sky glowed red from the flames and could be seen from miles away. The school was rebuilt in another location and I graduated in a new school.  In … Continue reading

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Be A Man

I suppose our society is struggling with the idea of manhood now more than ever.  What is your definition of manliness?  What is your description of a real man?  Is it the idea of the Marlboro man of the cigarette … Continue reading

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The Number 200

I live in the state of Alabama.  This year we are celebrating the 200th birthday of our state.  Two centuries is quite a milestone.  I recall as a young man the celebration of our nation’s 200th birthday in 1976.  In … Continue reading

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The One Word

We all know people who talk a lot and some who are relatively quiet, speaking very little. How would your friends describe you?  How many words do you suppose you speak each day?  According to a recent study the average … Continue reading

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Lifted Up

The book of Numbers 21:6-9 details the account of the Israelites rebelling against Jehovah GOD and His sending serpents among the people as punishment.  Many of the Israelites died as a result of the snake bites.  But as always, GOD … Continue reading

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Roll Call

I have fond memories of the years I spent teaching high school mathematics.  One of the things I loved about teaching, it was a profession in which you were able to start over each year.  The mistakes of each year … Continue reading

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It is not how you start but how you finish that counts

As we come to the end of another year, it is a good time to so some self-reflecting.             Psalm 4:4        Meditate within your heart on your bed and be still.             2 Cor 13:5       Examine yourselves… This … Continue reading

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Stubby

It wasn’t really his name but everyone called him Stubby. He was a fun-loving character. He loved life. He always had a smile. He made me feel important. He conveyed a genuine concern for me as a young man. He … Continue reading

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Haggling

I used to love a good haggling session. Many years ago my Teresa would get so embarrassed that she would walk away and pretend to be looking at something else as I bargained back and forth over some item. Of … Continue reading

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I’m in the Short Rows Now

I’m in the short rows now. This will have meaning only to those who have grown up on a farm. As a young man my family had a small farm that produced much of the food we consumed year round. … Continue reading

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