October 21, 2019

t's the Halloween season. I really enjoy this time of year. I have many pleasant memories of Halloween activities that have occurred in my life time.   In fact, I still think back to a lock-in at my church, on a Friday night Halloween, watching Steven King movies on th...

September 2, 2019

"Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV.

Through my years of being a Christian, I had heard this verse multiple times in sermons, at funerals and in Bible Study. I have to admit that while it had meaning to me when hearin...

July 12, 2019

Since my last blog, I had been thinking about the issue I brought up.   A funny thing happened; when I was flipping through my personal email inbox, I came across an article within our Presbytery's newsletter.   This was an article which interviewed the author Haydn Sh...

May 25, 2019

I just had a birthday. Many things have changed as I have aged. I now have cheaters. I am starting to get more salt than pepper in my hair coloring. It takes me longer to recover from mowing the lawn and other physical activities. Cheese and ice cream are no longer my...

April 6, 2019

I do not know anyone who doesn't like a stack of fluffy pancakes.  Some like their pancakes with butter and maple syrup.  Some like peanut butter spread all over the top of them.  Some even like their pancakes with chocolate chips.

Pancakes has been a part of...

February 17, 2019

When I was young, my family decided to take a trip to southern Indiana to celebrate Thanksgiving with my grandmother's family. Somehow, it was decided we would travel Thanksgiving morning by caravan. I was in my grandfather's tan LTV Ford which was big and long but not...

January 1, 2019

"No." 

This word becomes quite familiar during one's lifetime.   We hear it as soon as we are able to become mobile and continue to hear it throughout our lifetimes.   

I still remember hearing my parents saying no to me numerous times throughout my c...

November 17, 2018

I heard that quote while I was in the middle of a training run. That day, I was running a road course. It was my first attempt at running 10 miles. My head was tilted downward looking at my steps and focusing on my stride. The above quote came from one of the running c...

October 1, 2018

Tracy and I have decided to test our mettle this fall.  We have signed up to run in the Valpo half marathon.  Actually, we had decided to do this feat way back in June. Part of that decision was to join a runners training group. Tracy had done this in her preparation t...

August 12, 2018

This past year I have acquired a bunch of T-shirts. As I described in a previous blog, Tracy and I have been running races in our attempts to stay healthy. As a part of signing up for these races, you can get a T-shirt for a minimum amount of money and/or free. I am ad...

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