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 The summer following my high school graduation, I was employed as a lifeguard at Otter Lake near my hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. Part of my job was sitting on an elevated chair, blowing … more
I admit, I’m a Thanksgiving/Christmas purist.  Don’t even talk to me about Christmas until the Friday morning after I’ve enjoyed a good turkey dinner the day … more
 In the beginning, God CREATED man and then from his rib he CREATED woman. The man was male and the woman was female. They were commanded by God to multiply and replenish the earth. Together … more
 Football teams, soccer clubs, doctors, nurses, businesses, armed forces members, police officers, and even 70s rock bands have a common denominator, and that is they all suit up for work. Each … more
All of us are surely tired of 2020. The pandemic, chaos, hatred, and political division of our country have provided us with plenty to dislike about this year. What a contrast…comparing the … more
A soldier crouches, readying himself for the attack. When the fighting begins, it will be swift and decisive. He is only as strong as the team around him and only protected and successful as the … more
In Luke 10:25-37, a story is told of a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which took his raiment (clothes) and wounded him and left, leaving him half dead. A priest and … more
 “...upon your profession of faith in Christ, your Lord and Savior, I baptize you in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Ghost.” The words … more
“You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.” – Psalm 18:35  Gentleness, it’s a topic we dads … more
 Psalms 1-6, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the … more
 I once had a conversation with my pastor and asked him how he dealt with the pressures of pastoring, the heaviness accumulated through the volume of people, and how he seemed to keep it all … more
 Married men, this Family Forte is specifically for you.  Do you remember the 1995s hit movie, “Braveheart,” starring Mel Gibson?  This box-office success was a … more
Vernon and Carol Randle are friends of ours in Williamsburg, Virginia. We met at lunch one Sunday, a few years ago, when Dan Kennedy at the Old Chickahominy House offered to seat us together  … more
 We never had the opportunity to engage in wrestling in our school system, in White County, Tennessee, because it wasn’t offered. I would have had absolutely no interest in the sport at … more
Agape is the Bible word that means our love for God. Love stories have been written by the millions. Phileo is the word that means our love for all people. A persistence defect in mankind is a huge … more
 Halloween was certainly different this year. What did you expect? Remember, it’s 2020!  Some places still had door-to-door trick-or-treat. We gave candy to more than a hundred kids … more
It’s Tuesday morning on Election Day as I sit to write, and there is a lot I don’t know.  I don’t know who the next president will be during the 2021-2024 term.  I … more
Romans 2:6-13 says God who will render to every man according to his deeds: but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation, and wrath, … more
The hot topic in the country, at least until late Tuesday night, is undoubtedly the upcoming election. Most Americans will cast a vote for the candidate of their choosing, which seems to land in one … more
 To all you dads who are still influencing me and have modeled fatherhood for me, I thank you.  Keep up the good work! I was surprised at their attitudes.  Really, it was no big … more
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