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Cliff Patterson, the father of my childhood and lifelong friend, Barry Patterson passed away yesterday, after a well-spent 92+ years. I only saw Cliff a few times after I left Buckeye, Arizona when I was about 18, but he always held a special place in my heart. He teased me mercilessly from the time I was 10, until I got out of high school, but he did it in fun, and I always took it as such. He was my little league coach for a couple of years, and he taught me to throw a change-up. He’d signal me to throw it at those times he thought it would work, by giving me a “secret” sign. And when it worked, twisting the batter into a knot, as he swung wildly at the floating pitch, Cliff would split a big grin. That’s what I remember most, that beautiful grin. Rest in peace, Cliff Patterson. You made us laugh, you were loved, and we will forever carry you with us in our hearts.sunset (4) poem

 

 

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If It’s the Last Thing I Do

Sherry and I watch a lot of old, and some new, TV series, and we recently watched one that ended poorly. It was only one season long—ten episodes—and the last episode left many questions unanswered. It was apparent there was supposed to be another season, or more, but for whatever reason, the series was not continued. It was a good show. It was well written, the actors played their parts well, and the story was interesting and exciting. But it ended too soon.

Our lives can be this way, too. We never know when the last day, the last episode, will be. And so, we must play our part well, and live our lives like this moment—every moment—may be our last. Every word we say, everything we do, is important.

 

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Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the LORD’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

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