Archive for July, 2011

An Empty Sky

This weeks entry to Thursday Poet’s Rally Week 49 is another poem with a summertime flair to it. I wrote the first clumsy version of it in late June of 1996, and I’m hoping this new attempt is an improvement. I hope y’all enjoy it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Out Cold!

Gary’s gonna have a field day with this one. It’s a football story, and I actually wrote about it in a post titled, Crash, but there’s more to the story. In that story, I told how I got the nickname Crash because when I played high school football, I saw no sense in trying to go around, or avoid, someone who was trying to tackle me. It seemed more logical to me to just lower my head and meet the guy “head on”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement – 7/28

July 28

            As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12

            Once again, we are reminded that God chose us; we did not choose Him. We accepted His calling, and when we did He began to fill us with His love, thereby clothing us—instilling in us—all things godly. What we must do in order to fully receive the good things God has to offer us, is to love Him with the same kind of unconditional love with which He loves us. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 7-27-11

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

This verse from today’s Daily Encouragement speaks strongly to me about God giving His grace to us, not asking us to earn it. So many times we get caught up in the rules, and the dos and don’ts, that we lose sight of the fact God chose us, not the other way around. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feelin’ Kinda Nappy

Up until a few months ago, I flat out refused to take naps during the day. I always slept well at night and never had any trouble waking up in the mornings—except of course when too many beers had been had the day and/or night before; even then I usually got up at a decent hour and went on about my business. Okay, okay, sometimes I thought I was dead and didn’t move for thirty hours or so. Tell me you haven’t been there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement – 7/27

July 27

            I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

            I think the key to this statement Paul makes is “for which God has called me.” It speaks strongly to me about God giving His grace to us, not asking us to earn it. So many times we get caught up in the rules, and the dos and don’ts, that we lose sight of the fact God chose us, not the other way around. All we have to do is say yes when He says, “Come.” Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 7-26-11

The verse I wrote about in today’s Daily Encouragement was Luke 5:26; Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”

Among the things I said about the verse was this: “We see things God has done, we experience his love and favor, and hardly break stride as we hurry through our busy day. It seems we often take the remarkable things He does for granted.” Read the rest of this entry »

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He Must’ve Been A Good Man ~ The story

I posted this yesterday in poem form. This is the story version as I wrote it originally, yesterday. It is a pure work of fiction, as I have not attended a funeral recently. It is one of those stories that came to me as I was walking–they often do–and by the time I got home to my computer it was demanding I write it. My stories often do that, too. I hope you enjoy it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement – 7/26

July 26

            Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.” Luke 5:26

            Jesus had just performed a miracle by healing a paralyzed man. The people were, of course, filled with awe and amazed at the remarkable things Jesus did. As I read this verse, the realization that everything we see each minute of every day is just as awesome and amazing. This world is so full of awesome beauty, miracles, and good things we couldn’t take them all in if we tried. The sad thing is hardly any of us even try. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry ~ 7-25-11

In my post this morning, Dancin’ With The Dog, I talk about how my little dog, Dockers, drives me crazy by dancing and dodging when I walk toward her. She has other habits which are similarly aggravating. She’s doing one of them right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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