Category Archives: thanks

Will they miss you?

Today is Ralph Ross’s birthday. Ralph and Sally Ross are two of the people I miss most from the six year season of our lives that God had us walking with the folks in upper Mason County, WV. There are … Continue reading

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Thank God for America – Happy 4th of July

We have spent 246 years attempting to “form a more perfect Union” Continue reading

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Who are you with?

The other day Diane, our son Matt, and I took Pastor Brian Smith out to eat breakfast at Wilma’s Diner to treat him on his birthday. Brian is working at the Short Gap VFC a few days a week in … Continue reading

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A Day to Be Thankful to God

Satan put a bag of KitKats on the table inside the front door of the Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company. Actually, Luke Harrison put them there, but when he did so I told Luke those were my kryptonite. You can … Continue reading

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Cleaning up my mess

The Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company has been hosting wrestling events. Being that I have 45+ years of food experience, I have headed up the concessions for the events. That is where the department makes their money. After the wrestling, … 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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Washed away

This morning I was standing on the edge of the shore in Myrtle Beach. A couple was walking the shoreline and as they drew near I stepped back to let them pass. After exchanging head nods, I stepped forward again … Continue reading

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Memories of loved ones

Yesterday I was cleaning out a freezer and there were things that needed pitched in the trash. Most of what needed thrown away was in ice cream tubs. I always save broth, ham scraps, etc from our Wednesday dinners to … Continue reading

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Every little thing we do for the Kingdom of God

A few of us have been making 1 pound peanut butter eggs at the church. I say 1 pound, they are about a pound. Some may be a half an ounce to an ounce light depending on how thick the … Continue reading

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Loving us through it

Sometimes I have to suppress my humor. Other times I realize later I should have withheld my humor. This morning I almost wrote on Facebook, “All church activities will go on as planned today in spite of the nearly foot … Continue reading

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