Category Archives: depression

The proper place

I have a shamrock plant in the office that someone gave me a few years ago. I had it on a shelf with limited light, obstructed by a big banana tree. Truth be told, I have probably kept it watered … Continue reading

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The lost cicada

In our area of WV we have been listening to cicadas for a couple few weeks now. Those are without a doubt among the strangest of creatures. This brood lives in the ground for 17 years and then emerges for … Continue reading

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Thanks for reminding me to not give up

This morning I worked for a couple of hours on a blog post. As I was finishing it, I realized what the Lord was giving me was not the blog post for today, but was instead the perfect ending for … Continue reading

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When things appear to be spinning out of control

Diane will not buy any bread but Schmidt Baking’s 647 bread and buns. It is called 647 because the bread has 6 net carbs, 40 calories, and 7 grams of fiber. On a recent pack there was an ink smear … Continue reading

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Getting from “does He” to “He does”

This morning I was checking in with a friend who has a big life event coming up and the Lord put it on my mind to text them this morning. In the conversation one text I wrote was, “You have … Continue reading

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For the glory of God

Today I am wearing a shirt that many people would throw away. These fire department shirts were very new when the Covid hit early last year. but this one looks old because it has bleach spots on it. I also … Continue reading

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How it ends

One of my Facebook memories from five years ago today shows our perennial flower bed. Someone had left two plastic flamingos in our yard upon our return from a vacation. The same picture would show many changes five years later. … Continue reading

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Seasons and the season that never ends

My wife Diane is in Myrtle Beach this week….again. Brenda Long is running on the ambulance…again. Weekly church dinners will soon begin…again. Diane’s beach days are coming to an end for the summer because our little beach house is rented … Continue reading

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A good time to be His

Yesterday I got an email with an offer to buy one of our vehicles. It was an email regarding our 2016 Toyota Prius. The timing was funny to me because in the last couple of days someone said to me … Continue reading

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The boring life

Yesterday I told a 9 year old that trusting Jesus for salvation and then living the rest of your life for Jesus is not boring. And this morning I sit in my office looking out (through a banana tree that … Continue reading

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