Category Archives: Personal

From Broken to a Work of Art

In our minds we always have these aspirations of how we want our lives to turn out. For most of us the end product is nothing like we thought it would be when we were young. Sure; some things have … Continue reading

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Why You Should Read Fiction

I just need to vent a little today. Seems like every few weeks I see a post or a blog that suggests reading fiction is a waste of time or at the very least not beneficial. Some of this I see … Continue reading

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What Happened In My Year of Reading 100 Books

A couple of people have asked me how my goal of reading 100 books in a year went. I found it to be an interesting experiment. Let go ahead and give you a spoiler alert – I did not reach … Continue reading

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One of the Things You Dread Most In Life

Sitting in my chair reflecting back over the last two weeks. My father, who has Alzheimer’s, has taken a turn for the worse. For the last two weeks he has not know who any of us are. It is a … Continue reading

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Reflecting

This past week I had the honor to perform a funeral service for a brother of a friend. As a minister it is always a privilege when someone invites you into the intimate moments of their lives such as a … Continue reading

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Unusual Blessings In An Unusual Place

In my day job I make hospital visits on a regular basis and many times I visit people in hospice. One of the hospice places that I visit is the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House. This place is amazing and the … Continue reading

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1,000 Books In 10 Years

When I wrote a few weeks ago about the Kindle reader I bought and a little of why I bought it. A few people asked me about my reading goals. I have been hesitate in sharing something like that, because … Continue reading

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The Art of Receiving

This past week I had a friend who gave me a vintage Esterbrook fountain pen. I have a deep love for fountain pens, both old and new. What made the gift even more special is that he had painstakingly restored … Continue reading

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Learning To Trust The Artist

Living in the Memphis, Tn area I enjoy going to the Dixon Art Museum. During the summer months they have “Food Truck Fridays” and nothing is better! My favorite section in the museum is the area where they display the … Continue reading

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Connection Time

My daughter and I spent part of her Spring Break reconnecting with a couple of relatives and exploring a historic museum. She has done a lot of work in researching our family history and compiling pictures.  When I asked her … Continue reading

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