Author Archives: wisdomfromafather

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.

…stop moving the wheel

I don’t have a lot to say today. Lately, I haven’t had a lot to say at all really. That’s the introspective side of me that stops by from time to time. The details aren’t important, but with the “busy”ness … Continue reading

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Today’s Five Minute Friday work is “fresh”! If you’ve never heard of Five Minute Friday’s, you must just skip over that day 😉 You can read more about it on the Five Minute Friday blog HERE I’ll just get right … Continue reading

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Wisdom 2.5

I knew it was going to be a bad day when I dropped my coffee mug on the floor as I was trying to leave for work. I have heard my dad say before, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” but … Continue reading

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Hey Santa

As many of you know, I was supposed to launch my book Yes, There Is a Santa … And I’ve Seen Him Many Times last Saturday as a tag on to the Ho Ho Hometown Christmas festivities in Dover-Foxcroft. The … Continue reading

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Today is a Gift

Our Words for the Week reflection come from Ray Lammie and his Thought for the Day. I was given a most precious gift this morning when I woke up. It’s a gift I never received before. It’s one I can’t … Continue reading

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Our Father …

The weekend’s snow bomb cyclone killed power and hence Internet connectivity for 22 hours — just as we were getting ready to post this week’s Prayer, Care, Share. I placed these names on my prayer plate, and I hope you … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Present

Most of you know what Five Minute Friday is, but as a quick review, it’s a chance for a group of dedicated writers to get together weekly to write on a one word prompt for five minutes. Nothing fancy. Nothing … Continue reading

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Strong Women … and a Hug

I’ve been blessed. Throughout my life, I have been surrounded by strong women. They had to be. They had to deal with me. My grandmother was always a rock and inspiration who never judged. laughed at my jokes, encouraged me. … Continue reading

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Smile Time

One of the misconceptions about being a Christian is non-Christians think we don’t know how to have fun or have a sense of humor. Trust me, if the Big Guy can have a sense of humor when it comes to … Continue reading

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Plot Twist

A writer in my writing class last year was getting frustrated. She had outlined her mini story, but as she started to put words on paper, the story started to drift from her original intent. I remember the angst on … Continue reading

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