Parsonage Parables

Tell Me Your Story #5

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                                                          My Holy Spirit Stories Holy Spirit & Healing My family was packing up and getting ready to go camping for a week-long trip out in the Black Hills. My four-year-old daughter, Addy, had just finished her medication that she was taking for an infection. I was excited that we didn’t have to bring the […]

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Tell Me Your Story #3

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Love Is In The Air DJ had wanted to be a pilot since he was a kid, earned his pilot’s license while in college, and began to live out that dream as a “crop duster” and on his own time, flying his beloved Piper Lance aircraft. On their very first date, DJ took Megan up […]

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The Boy Hikers

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One of the first chapter books I remember reading as a kid was The Boy Hikers. It was a book given to my dad by my grandmother and was a book that he read several times as a boy. For some reason, I was thinking about the book, dad knew where it was, and I […]

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Tiredness

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I called my son yesterday. His wife is still working outside the home and he’s trying to figure out how to work from home, while homeschooling a daughter and trying to keep his son from tearing pictures off the wall. What I really heard was an overwhelming tiredness. I’m hearing and sensing the same thing […]

Jan to June 2018

Just The Way We Are

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We go to a regional sporting goods store and they have an indoor play area. Our grandkids love the area and want to head there whenever we go to the store. But while they play, they want me to stand in the same spot. When they climb around, they look through the mesh to make […]

Jan to June 2018

Autism – Moments of Relief

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On a recent vacation, we went to an evening of Caribbean music. They played fun, recognizable songs and the musicians engaged with the audience. A couple walked in with their teenage daughter. At first, I thought she was blind, as she had a tight grip on her dad’s forearm, but realized soon she likely had […]

July to Dec 2017

A Home

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The house I grew up in was a parsonage. Which means the church provides a home to their pastor and is where the family lives. Today there are size standards and other requirements. Our house would fit in the garage of most other parsonages today. This house is the cover photo on my book Parsonage […]

Jan to June 2017

Game Day

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My older brother is into games. Like incredibly into games. He has more games than I have clothes, belongs to a gaming society, and has invented several games. My brother actually met a guy at a gas station to trade games (I still imagine trench coats, sunglasses, and fedoras being involved). Our grandkids are getting […]

July to Dec 2016

The Many Signs of Advent

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Driving in Dallas this week, they have an astounding complex of elevated roads, express roads, and road roads.  It’s incredible to think of the planning (and the expense) of putting this matrix of highways into place.  Along with the matrix comes an abundance of signs. At the beginning, it was a little overwhelming to figure […]

July to Dec 2016

The Path

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This summer I’ve enjoyed getting on my bike more regularly. There is a nice bike trail near where we live and it is a 19-mile loop around the city. There are several things I like about the trail. It follows a river and has some good scenery.  It’s fairly level. Often I see birds and […]