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Birthday Time

This may be the quietest birthday I have spend in many years. I was thinking about what it means to have a birthday. Well, obviously, it means that I am still alive. You only have birhtdays if you are living. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Today, I simply want to stop to pay tribute to my dad. He died just over 14 years ago at the age of 88. I feel blessed that I had him that long and am thankful for all the good … Continue reading

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Fatherhood Twenty-Six Years Later

Our son will soon reach his twenty-sixth birthday. It has been a fascinating joureny from the time we learned my wife was pregnant until we have reached this point in our family journey. There are great memories of getting to … Continue reading

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Son’s ordination

I am in western North Carolina to participate in the ordination of our son to the ministry. It’s an exciting reality filled with prospects and apprehensions. I pray for him and hope that things will turn out well. Ministry is … Continue reading

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Losing another friend

Yesterday, I learned of the death of another friend. Kenneth Michael was a member of a church I pastored for eight years. In those years, he was my son’s first guitar teacher, was willing to take vacations to travel for … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday

I just came back from a youth-sponsored pancake supper at church. It’s an interesting concept to indulge in one last excess before Ash Wednesday and then move into the season of abstinence and spiritual reflection. What is even more interesting … Continue reading

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One Month In

Today is the one month anniversary of being the Interim Pastor of Hampton Baptist Church. Being an interim pastor is a new career move one can only risk when you know you are eligible for Social Security if you need … Continue reading

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