Category Archives: children

Five Minute Friday — Different

Mea culpa. I’ve been on the road for a week and haven’t really found the time to carve out five minutes for my weekly writing exercise. It’s not an excuse … just stating a fact. Actually, I’ve thought long and … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Near

Time for this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. It certainly creeps up on you … especially when you post last week’s late. Five Minute Friday, of course, is a discipline where independent writers join together to transform thoughts on … Continue reading

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A Visit with Santa

A few months ago, the phone rang. As I answered it, a jolly voice on the other end let out with a “Ho! Ho! Ho! How are you doing Joe? Santa here.” You never know if it’s the real Santa, … Continue reading

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Balance

I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately … some from my video library, others from Redbox, still others from my DirecTV feed. And I must admit, I’m sort of a romantic junkie. I watch a lot of Hallmark productions, … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart

For the 40th plus ninth time, Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! I can’t think of anything more mushy than anything I’ve said over the years. Yet, in each of the “plus” years, I realize how blessed I was to have you for … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus?

Following tradition, here are my words from the back side of the pulpit today at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Try

Happy Five Minute Friday time. The assignment this week was, quite frankly, challenging. The FMF prompt was TRY, which should be easy peasy. But my mind kept wandering off in different directions {that’s why I call them free range thoughts} … Continue reading

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