Category Archives: Walking the Walk

Thanks for coming to help us

Last night they had a youth night at the church. Not the church I attend, but at the church that I’m sleeping in. This week I am volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse in Mayfield Kentucky to assist the community in what … Continue reading

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Nothing like a heavy old mop

Last night I was finishing up in the kitchen and I knew that thing I had been putting off could be put off no longer. I had to mop the floor. Lately, all the rage has been a Swiffer wet … Continue reading

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Do not misunderstand: all are welcome

Instead of believing there is a free dinner for the entire community, they could read it as a “community free dinner” where nobody from the community is permitted… Continue reading

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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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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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Giving thanks for another year to proclaim Jesus in Short Gap

This has been my view on most mornings for the past nine years. Anniversaries are always a time to reflect on the past and often times, to contemplate the future. That is where I find myself this week as it … Continue reading

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Just tell me what you want

Diane saved a cat’s life a couple of years ago when she went to the shelter to get it. The owner had died and the cat had been at the shelter less than 24 hours and was cowering in the … Continue reading

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Through the ups and downs… God is doing something

This morning I was watering some plants that have recently been neglected in my office. I usually use two pitchers and fill them one by one in the men’s room lavatory across from my office. This morning after years of … Continue reading

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Potato Candy Recipe

I recently stumbled upon a potato candy recipe. I have never made it before and have perhaps tasted it once or twice in my life. Potato candy does not sound appealing. I know those words have already elevated the blood … Continue reading

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The author of confusion

Over the last 12 years I have written over 1,700 innocuous posts about how an earthly thing reminds me of a heavenly, Kingdom of God thing. Of course, “innocuous” means unlikely to provoke an adverse reaction. This may or may … Continue reading

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