Category Archives: heaven

Celebration of Life

I attended a Celebration of Life for Arlene Richardson this morning. I didn’t know Mrs. Richardson; I attended in deference to a close church friend. Mrs. Richardson was her mother. It was my first in Maine, but certainly not the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Hug

I was going through some files the other day and came across the eulogy I delivered for my very good friend, confidant and counselor, Sonni. It struck me. She died two years ago today and, just like my wife, there … Continue reading

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Following the tradition of posting my homilies, here is what I shared this morning at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. I’ll be filling in again Aug. 27 … so please keep me in your prayers. May these words of my … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Expect

Another Friday. Another Five Minute Friday post. Sometimes the prompt easily triggers the mind. Other times, it’s more of a struggle. That was this week. I don’t have to tell you the drill — I’ve done that many times over … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Truth

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Five Minute Friday on Saturday. I was just mentioning to my daughters at dinner — a late dinner at that — I hadn’t written my Five Minute Friday assignment yet. In unison they chimed back, “Dad, you … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Embrace

Happy Friday. Yes, Friday, and here I am posting my contribution to Five Minute Friday! Miracles do happen! You know the drill. We receive a prompt, ponder it and let our fingers translate the words in our minds and hearts. … Continue reading

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The Church Mouse

I went to a funeral a couple of weeks ago. My Aunt Barb — who was more like a cousin because of our ages — died. It was a typical funeral … catching up with my Uncle Dave and cousins … Continue reading

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