Category Archives: inspiration

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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Five Minute Friday — Accept

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is ACCEPT. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now} My first thought when the  prompt surfaced was The Serenity Prayer written by the American theologian … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Neighbor

Howdy, neighbor! See how I deftly included this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt in the introduction? I’m actually going to deviate from the usual five minutes and propose a new outreach ministry. Of course, that means some background … and … Continue reading

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Words for the Week

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. –- Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon As many of you know, I send out a weekly Words for the Week to family … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Inspire

Welcome to the Saturday installment of Five Minute Friday. No excuses. I just couldn’t muster the inspiration to write for five minutes Friday. Oh, wait. INSPIRE. That’s this week’s prompt. How (in)appropriate. But I didn’t want the weekend to fly … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Can’t Win … Or Can You?

Thought I would share my thoughts from the back side of the pulpit this morning at West Fayette Presbyterian Church.   May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my … Continue reading

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Connections

In late December, my elder daughter asked yours truly and her siblings, family and friends if we were interested in joining her and her youngest son in a photo a day challenge. Idea is to concentrate on a particular word … Continue reading

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