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About edwardsoule

The Rev. Dr. Edward A. Soule is now the pastor of Big Cove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Brownsboro, AL. He retired as a United Methodist pastor who served 28 years as a minister in churches around the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before that, he was in Christian radio for 10 years and was a Baptist minister for two years. Over the years, Ed has also been a teacher in public schools, a private school principal, and taught at a Bible college. He has a B.A. from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN; a M. Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary; and a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH. Ed is now widowed. He had been married to Deborah (Mendelson) for 38 years. She was the executive director of Partnership for a Drug Free Community. He currently resides in the Hampton Cove community of Huntsville, AL, where Ed enjoys walking with their dog, Churchill, daily, running and keeping up the landscaping. "Dr. Edward" is available to speak to churches and other groups in the north Alabama/southern Tennessee area. Contact through this blog or directly at

Singing in the Shower

Before I got started running three days a week with a running group, I used to exercise three days a week at the “wellness center” (gym).  Since I have been running regularly, I have not been as faithful about my … Continue reading

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It’s a miracle!  They found the boys soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand and they are all safe.  But is that really a miracle?  Or is it just good fortune or luck?  Or is it just chance? I … Continue reading

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Independence Day, 2018

Since the Fourth of July occurs before my next blog, I will focus on that holiday this week.  Now if this piece sounds familiar, don’t worry.  As Peter Schickele says of the work of (the fictional) P. D. Q. Bach, … Continue reading

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Summer, 2018

This is being posted on the first official day of summer, although, for most of the United States, summer weather has been here for several weeks.  It got me thinking about summers long ago.  During my childhood, we moved around … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

With Father’s Day this weekend, I thought I would edit and republish a previous blog that is appropriate. Remember Rachel Dolezal?  She was in the news several years ago.  She was the white woman in Spokane, Washington, who became president … Continue reading

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Chased Down

For those of you who did not know me in high school, it may come as a surprise that I did some really dumb things during that part of my life.  (I guess, if we are being honest, it was … Continue reading

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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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