Category Archives: Remembering

Remembering Christmas as a Kid and Ideals Christmas

I can remember back to when I was a little boy.  Many of my memories revolve around my Grandma Rose and time spent on the farm with her.  So many memories filled with snow and Christmas and life on the … Continue reading

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Have a True Thanksgiving This Year

Philippians 4:10-20 (NIV) 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I … Continue reading

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Forever a Pirate

Dear 2017 Hudson Pirate Football Team, Last Friday, my wife Stephanie, my son Matthew, and my mother Jill traveled to Belle Plaine to see you guys play.  I want to start by congratulating your team on an undefeated regular season. … Continue reading

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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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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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You Are My Hero

Our culture seems to be fascinated by superheroes.  From The Avengers to Man of Steel, there have been more movies featuring superheroes in the past few years than ever before.  Our society seems to be absolutely obsessed with heroes, both … Continue reading

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One Solitary Life

Do you ever feel like the whole world is against you sometimes?  I know that I do sometimes.  Days like these are days that I call my bad days.  It can be very frustrating when you are trying to do … Continue reading

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