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Thoughts While Riding The Natchez Parkway

We just got back from vacation this past week. We had the pleasure of going to Tennessee where I rode parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville to Natchez, MS. I rode through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. When you’re … Continue reading

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Life Update – He Leadeth Me

With all that’s gone on this past year and a half and especially these last two months this site may become more of a life update. I’ll try to post here monthly to update my condition. Most importantly though, I … Continue reading

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Get Me Out of Here!

You’ll learn the reason for the title later on in this blog.  My first thought was to use the word “cancer” but that was too much of a “shock” word and really isn’t the topic of this blog.  The topic … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary

One year ago today I was wheeled into the operating room for heart valve replacement surgery. It was a occasion in my life that I wasn’t prepared to face and yet with God’s strength He pulled me through. It was … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle

A couple of years ago, I had the fun experience of a week long bike ride. You can read about it here. I had plans to go back again last summer and had to cancel due to us moving unexpectedly.  … Continue reading

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Time for a New Valve

This is what I’ve learned as a 48-year-old man in the last 4-6 weeks: I have(had) a bad aortic valve I have a deviated left septum I have a hernia in my left diaphragm I have mild coronary heart disease … Continue reading

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Thank God for Warts

Yes, that’s the title of this blog. I apologize upfront for the title, but I think after you’ve read through this particular blog, you’ll understand the reason behind the title. Let’s start off with some verses: Remember the former things … Continue reading

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Lack of Trust and Thanks

It’s been almost 10 months since I’ve blogged … so let’s just jump right out of the gate with this: “I don’t trust easily” … as a matter of fact, “I trust barely at all.” Now, that may seem rude, … Continue reading

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The Touch of the Master’s Hand

As you already know, I am an 80’s child. Yes, I love 80’s music. Chicago, Genesis, Huey Lewis & the News, REO Speedwagon, etc. Pretty much I enjoyed it all. Honestly, the 80’s in general(not just the music) was the … Continue reading

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My #KTRide Experience

About a year ago, Jerry and I begun to train for the Katy Trail Ride across the state of Missouri. Neither of us had ever performed a long ride before. This was hopefully the first of many that we would … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom

We have some friends from church whose young son recently broke his arm. This morning he sat with his parents. He sat on his mother’s lap. You could tell he was totally content and totally at peace. That’s the way … Continue reading

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I Want to Be a Big Baby

Did the title catch your eye?  It was intended too … Have you ever held a baby in your arms or watched someone hold a baby in their arms? When you do, have you ever watched their reaction?  If they’re … Continue reading

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Lessons From Bike Riding Part II

As previously mentioned in almost every Blog I write, I get my “inspiration”(if that’s what you call it), from my day-to-day activities.  I’ve continued the bike riding I started more than 2 years ago. I only ride about once a … Continue reading

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I Am A Sinner … And I’m Loved By God

I came down to Dallas this weekend with Chad to attend a Dallas Cowboy game.  Now before you start bashing my Cowboys, keep in mind you cut me I bleed blue and silver.  I love my Cowboys and I love my Sooners. … Continue reading

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My Real Name Is Martha

 Now don’t get too worried.  Hopefully you’ll read past the heading.  It got your attention didn’t it?  That’s all I wanted.   Here’s the story of Martha: “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village.  And a … Continue reading

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Lessons from Bike Riding

It’s that time of year again. As the weather warms, I love the fact I get to pull out my bike and enjoy the beautiful afternoons. To me there’s not much more exhilarating than going down a hill on your … Continue reading

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Easter Reflections

John 20:1,11-18 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.  11 But Mary stood weeping outside the … Continue reading

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Prayer Does Work

The hard truth to the matter is I’m not much of a prayer warrior. I grew up around a mom who prayed every single morning and throughout the day. However, I never picked up that habit and quality trait unfortunately. … Continue reading

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Are You A Samaritan or a Pharisee?

Simple question with a complicated answer. Who really wants to admit they’re a Pharisee? I know with my pride I have no desire to admit that I am a Pharisee. Of course, just saying that I am prideful puts me … Continue reading

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Yes … I’m Unstable … I Admit it

James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all of his ways.” I have recently been listening to podcasts of James MacDonald. One of the verses he used in the most recent message I listened to was James 1:8. … Continue reading

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