Monthly Archives: May 2018

In Memoriam, 2018

This weekend the North Alabama Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet here in Huntsville.  I attended every year from 1983 to 2011, the year I retired.  Since then, I have only sporadically attended and only for a … Continue reading

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A Bird That Won’t Fly

One afternoon, several weeks ago, my doorbell rang.  I have said before that does not happen very often.  So when I went to answer it, I was a little nervous.  When I opened the door there stood an Animal Control … Continue reading

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In the 2013-14 film “American Hustle”, there is a very humorous scene.  Even if you did not see the movie, you may have seen it in clips.  The movie takes place in the 1960’s and Christian Bale brings home a … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Prayers, 2018

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am rerunning a previous blog from a few years ago. For those of you who only know me as an adult, this may surprise you, but I was not the easiest child to raise. … Continue reading

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Can I Please Use Your Bathroom?

One afternoon, Deborah and I were in the back of the house, watching TV.  We were startled by the sound of the doorbell.  The doorbell seldom rings, and most of the time we are expecting someone when it does.  Then … Continue reading

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