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25 lines for 25 years

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JUNE 30, 2014 I’m so forgetful. Yet I remember every minute. My family says I am not the same. That’s what happens when one day changes all. Pain is not the same, but it’s not better. There are less tears now. But less can be more. Today is the same as any other. Tell that to my heart. Life goes on because it has no real choice. We go on because our real choice is life.           We never forget. I never forget.

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To the Coast!

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It’s that time again! I received the news last week of my new appointment. At the end of June, our family is moving to Corpus Christi to serve Kelsey Memorial Iglesia Metodista Unida.  There’s no in-house website to link you to–my first day’s work?–but hey, the blog has never been set on the beach before. Maybe you’ll get a different vibe when you read. We’re scheduled to move on Thursday, June 25th. So, our first Sunday in Corpus will be June 28th.   The move was not on my radar…read more

Who is useless?

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I feel as if God is trying to get my attention. For whatever reason(s), it took me forever to read Leanord Sweet’s book, Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival.  No, it wasn’t a difficult read at all. If you’re interested in the implications of social media or think it’s a total waste of humanity, you should read the book and be enlighted. He talks about both kinds of people, Gutenbergers & Googlers. Frankly, after I read any of Sweet’s books I feel as if I have a…read more

All under one roof

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One of the first things we learned about Shiner is that baseball is a big deal.  Yes, everyone told us about the beer first, but baseball wan’t very far behind.  So, it didn’t take Nathan long to catch baseball fever after moving here.  And since we hadn’t learned all there was to do in our new home yet, he was able to convince The Fletcher Five to go to the baseball field in town to run the bases, hit a few balls and basically melt in the July heat. I…read more

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A powerful Christmas gift

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There was a time I would have thought this video was a bit exaggerated. As you watch, you can see where it’s going, but you might be surprised when you get there. I’m in the habit of scanning through radio stations in the car. The longest drive I make in Shiner is the five minute trek to get the kids from school. During that quick trip, I like hearing the different music and, sometimes, the DJ bits. Then there are those times I find myself listening to commercials because there’s…read more

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Too much awesome for one day

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How great was it to have these two conversations in one day!   Just before 6am this morning, I had this conversation: Nathan: Dad, I slept great! Me: That’s good. We need rest. Nathan.  Yea, P.E. is going to be awesome. When I sleep good, I’m awesome at P.E.   After school, we took a 6-year-old friend home and I had this conversation: Me: (As I make a quick turn) Hold on to your shorts! Friend: Why? Me: It’s just an expression. Friend: Oh. Two minutes later Friend: Can I…read more