Category Archives: Life Stories

A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Go Where I Send Thee

Jonah 1 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to … Continue reading

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Having Courage in Our Loneliest Hours

2 Timothy 4:6-18 (NIV) 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go: Have We Finally Amused Ourselves to Death?

In 1985, a social critic named Neal Postman, in the introduction to his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, compared two famous dystopian visions: 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.  He noted that though many people … Continue reading

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Cowboy is His Name

Today I would like to share with you a poem that I wrote on Aug. 30th, 1994.  I think this was somewhat inspired by watching the movie 8 Seconds, which I thought was an amazing movie.  I grew up on … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name Anyway?

Today was one of the happiest days of my life.  It is the day that my first child arrived.  I was so excited when I heard he was a boy. I have always wanted to have a boy.  Each night, … Continue reading

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Timothy: The Great Mentee (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series we took a deeper look into the life of Timothy and how Paul benefited and enriched the life of Timothy so much by mentoring him.  If you did not have a chance to … Continue reading

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