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Introducing Hank…

Well, I'll cut right to the chase. We have a new member of the family - Hank, the Doberman. That's right - we rescued another dog. And, as in most cases with us, there is a back story. By the ...

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Two Score, Too…

Each New Year's Eve, Janet and I replay that night 40 years ago this evening when Janet went into labor, leading to the birth of our second daughter, Jill, early in the morning on January 1, 1978. To be sure, ...

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Christmas Break!

Well, if you are expecting a theological treatise or deep story line tonight, I am going to disappoint you. Like millions of other families, we have been tied up with Christmas and company and entertaining and all the other things ...

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Not a Creature was Stirring…

It's Christmas Eve night - and getting late. It's snowing lightly outside and traffic is sparse. Little ones are awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus and countless homes throughout the world have set out cookies and milk to give Santa ...

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“The Work of Christmas”

Most of us are deep in the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas. We are purchasing presents for loved ones, visiting the grocery store for supplies to prepare the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals - and making arrangements ...

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Chillin’ Out!

Yesterday I was watching a clip from a Christmas show of the Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason and the rest of the cast. His character, Ralph Kramden, was pontificating on the mood of Christmas with his wife, Alice, and at the ...

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Sixteen Candles…

Earlier this week, our oldest grandson, Connor, turned sixteen years old. First of all, this seems incredible to me - that Janet and I are old enough to have a child in her forties and, moreover, that she has a ...

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Changing the Channel…

My friend, James, and I went fishing while Janet and I were staying at the Greenbrier earlier this week. I always enjoy my time with James and during this trip, we fished on a private stream about 40 minutes away ...

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Counting to Three…

We are getting to that time of year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when our three children will have more time together as Jill visits us from Oklahoma. Kristin and Andrew are already local so our entire nuclear family will be ...

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The Super Grand Illumination!

Tonight, here in Williamsburg, Janet and I fulfilled one of the items on our bucket list. In fact, I wrote about this two years ago this week - we hoped that one day we would be able to witness, here ...

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