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Hair: Just leave it alone.

When I was a teenager I had really long hair. It was down to my shoulders. My dad used to bug me about it all the time. The more he bugged me the more it grew. Now, I'm reliving the nightmare. My son Jake is growing his hair out. I told him the other day,…
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Life is not one Dimensional

It’s Sunday, Mother’s Day and my family is headed up the road to my mom and dad’s hometown of McMinnville. We are going to see the headstone placed on my father’s grave to show us where his remains, remain. I like cemeteries. I find great comfort walking among those who have been before. It’s as…
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Happy Mothers’ Day

Moms’ are amazing. They are the glue that keeps a family together. Moms’ can accept our faults and guide us in the right direction all at the same time. Moms understand the concept of unconditional love far better than most of us deserve. Moms tend to trust us more than anyone else. They see our…
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Skin Deep: Don’t Stare Yes it’s Just Dead Tissue

I got into this odd conversation with a guy yesterday on appearance. Not the kind you show up to but how we judge people by the way we look. This all started after I told him the story of the man I met who had elephantiasis. This man named Jimmy had a very distorted face…
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Prom Night

Remember Prom Night? Last night was my son Jess' Senior Prom. Jess, his girlfriend Cenzie and all their friends went out for a night on the town. The parents all showed up for pictures. As your kids grow up you realize how much life is changing. It will never be as it was and it…
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No Trespassing: Sometimes we deserve it.

Obstacles are irritating. You may know the kind of talking about. The things in life that try to ruin plans for the day. My plan yesterday was to go on a long hike to sort out some things with God. I live in the country so finding a place to hike is USUALLY not a…
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You’re not in this alone.

One of our new regular bloggers sent this to my email. I like it so much I thought I should post it. Most of you seem to be looking for DEEP REFLECTION so I give you this story, sent to me from Bill. I remember when I was a young boy, Dad and I were…
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Friday

There’s something about Friday that is so much better than all the other days of the week even though most of us have to work. There’s something about just knowing that you have a few days off that puts you in a better mood. With my new life I tend to work on Saturdays doing…
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Too Common….No such thing.

I ran across this great quote in a new book I’m reading called “Three Cups of Tea”. The book is amazing. The man’s story is unbelievable. But this is not my attempt at a book review. Here’s the quote: Greatness is always built on this foundation: The ability to appear, speak and act, as the…
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When You’re in the Dark

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. –Persian Proverb I remember nights when I’d hear of a meteor storm and the weather man would tell us to go out of town, away from the light, to see the universe in action more clearly. I live in the country. I can still feel…
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