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Five Minute Friday — Provide

Happy Fri… I mean, Saturday. It may be a day late, but it’s time for my weekly Five Minute Friday contribution. It’s somewhat appropriate. The prompt this week is PROVIDE. While I recognize all the Lord has provided, one thing … Continue reading

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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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Five Minute Friday — Privilege

This is kind of weird, actually writing a Five Minute Friday post on a Friday. It doesn’t happen that often . Usually I’m one of the trailers in the group. This week I’ll probably end up closer to the middle. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer — 2017

As a Christmas gift to myself, I again vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, as I’ve doing for the past few years, I “borrowed” … 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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Happy, Happy Birthday!

Well, Sweetheart, you caught up to me again! Happy, Happy Birthday! I was having a hard time figuring out how I would recognize this milestone date. Over the past years, I’ve included some flowery verses, some whimsical sayings and simple … 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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