Category Archives: Personal

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Cruising on the Baltic!

Marci and I left Harwich, England on Saturday on the cruise ship Constellation and woke up Sunday in Amsterdam, Holland. We did a walking tour of the city under clear blue skies and also a boat right through the many … Continue reading

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We’re Going On A Cruise!

Tomorrow Marci and I fly to London for a cruise to northern Europe with my sister Mary and her husband Gary.  We’ll be visiting places like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, St. Petersburg.  Just unbelievable. We never thought we’d ever get to … Continue reading

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Guess who caught the biggest fish?

I finally managed to take a day off from writing yesterday to do a little fishing.  My son Corey went with me.  Shortly after we left, two of the four tires on my boat trailer went flat and I had … Continue reading

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Another Good Week in Mexico

I just returned from a week-long (June 7-12) mission trip in Ensenada, Mexico with a group of families from Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.   My good friend Ken Elben is the student ministries pastor there and he invited … Continue reading

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Singing with Johnny Cash

Here’s a fun sing-a-long that my old band Brush Arbor did with Johnny Cash and his family (Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter Cash, Anita Carter and his daughters Rosie and Rosanne)  on an NBC-TV special in December, 1973.  We’re on … Continue reading

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A Salute to My Dad on Memorial Day

I write this on Memorial Day 2009 as we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our country over the years, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and way of life. … Continue reading

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Easter 2009

We had a great time on Easter Sunday celebrating the Resurrection with a back yard full of family and friends.  The weather was perfect, the food was delicious and joyful bluegrass music was heard all over our neighborhood.  I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Can You Hear the Music?

Years ago I heard my old friend Ben Patterson quote a theologian (can’t remember his name) who said, “Hope is hearing the music of the future; faith is dancing to it.”  I’m not much of a dancer, so I can’t … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I love Easter and and the season leading up to it. From Ash Wednesday, the entire 43-day season of lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day, it’s a special time of the year to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Our Compassion Child

In today’s economy, I don’t think there’s a better way to invest $32 a month: If you’d like to sponsor a child, click below:

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