Category Archives: blessings

Worship, Faith and Food

I was invited by my neighbor, Rev. Jim Colley, to attend a special service at his church, Family Worship Center, today. Okay. One of the hooks was a pulled pork dinner following the service and special worship music by vocalist … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Praise

Saturday confession time. I’m a Five Minute Friday backslider, often falling out of my Friday writing routine and into a Saturday session. But, through the grace of God and the indulgence of my fellow Five Minute Friday contributors, I know … Continue reading

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Anniversary Dreams

Almost to the moment, 50 years ago I gazed down the cavernous St. John the Baptist Cathedral aisle in Paterson, NJ, and watched a vision glide toward me. Forty years and 27 days later, I gazed down at a battered … Continue reading

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Another Great Day

I woke up to some great news today … I mean, truly great news! I am now a great-grandfather for the third time. My grandson Zack and his wife Khristine welcomed Harper Jean to the world officially at 11:37 p.m., … Continue reading

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Why?

There’s an inscription in the book George Bailey finds in the film, It’s a Wonderful Life. “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” Let’s face it, sometimes we all feel we failed. Our emotions go underwater and we … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Loved

It’s time for Five Minute Friday, the weekly timed keyword-themed writing challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Her words — and those of the others who congregate around the virtual table to share — are on Facebook at  http://www.fiveminutefriday.com. I encourage you … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — If

Is everybody ready for Five Minute Friday? It’s where our group of writers [okay most of them, often we have Saturday and Sunday stragglers, myself included] gather  to write unscripted for five minutes on a specific word prompt. Our prompt … Continue reading

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