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The Upper Room…

This week, better known as Holy Week, I am writing about the various events that occurred during the final days of the life of Jesus prior to the crucifixion and the resurrection. I was about to call this post "The ...

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The Triumphal Entry…

I debated what to name tonight's post. Today is the beginning of Holy Week, the last week of the life of Jesus before the Last Supper, crucifixion and resurrection that we celebrate on Easter. And today, as almost every Christian ...

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And Be Not Drunk…

I am a member of a family that seemed particularly sensitive to alcohol consumption. It's not important to go into details about who, or when, but suffice it to say that I had been around it my entire life and ...

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Scotty’s Smokehouse…

I have always loved to barbecue. I guess you could say, in a way, I am known for it. Of course, we cook all the traditional stuff such as hamburgers and hot dogs but throughout the years pork chops, steaks, ...

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Fully Vaccinated!

A little more than a year ago, the world faced a crisis of biblical proportions. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are aware that a virus, originally thought to be from Wuhan, China, started to infect people ...

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Back to Bowling…

When Janet and I were much younger, we were very involved in church bowling leagues and made many friendships on the lanes. We were in our early thirties and attended Carmel United Methodist Church and then Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, ...

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The Phantom Tollbooth…

Our daughter, Jill, sent me a note on Tuesday evening of this week that the author of my favorite book as a child died this past Monday. His name was Norman Juster and he wrote one of the most famous ...

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Kingdom Impact…

You never know how you will impact others in your life - even in an unusual way. This afternoon I received a wonderful note from a friend of mine from high school. In fact, she is the person I took ...

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The Death of a Brother…One Year Later…

Last February 29th, Doug and I stood over our youngest brother, Ken, and made the decision to discontinue his life support after he suffered multiple traumatic medical events during the prior week. Unquestionably, it was one of the most difficult ...

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The Lion and the Lamb!

Tomorrow is March 1st. And, of course, we always think about the annual question of whether March will come in like a lamb and go out like a lion - or visa versa. Based on the incredible weather this morning, ...

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