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In Memorium

Earlier this week the North Alabama Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church met 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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Coming Home

As you read this, we are either on the way or already in Minnesota.  It is my first trip back in sixteen years and I am really looking forward to it.  I have lived in Alabama forty years now, but … Continue reading

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The Value of One Person

Recently, I heard from a woman who had been a young person when I was her pastor.  Now she is a grandmother. She shared her thankfulness for what Deborah and I had meant to her growing up.  It was nice … Continue reading

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The Influence of a Teacher

My blog last week mentioning a former teacher, Mr. Claude Dziuk, got me thinking about this unique character.  I looked up references to him and found he died in 2005 and taught English in Montevideo, MN, for forty-two years.  He … Continue reading

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