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T.G.I.G.F. 4.0

April 14, 2017 4 comments

This post is now a fourth annual event reserved for Good Friday. The original posting was on a Thursday a few years ago, and I was reflecting on the upcoming Good Friday. The story never really changes, but I find myself appreciating it more every year. Good Friday can slip by too easily amidst preparations for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, but if we had not been gifted by what He did for us on Good Friday, the bunnies, plastic straw, and colored eggs would be all that matters. I hope those of you reading this again feel the increased appreciation for Good Friday as I have, and I welcome those of you here who are reading for the first time. Happy Easter!

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Putting Tom Cat Into a Pet Carrier: 28-Easy Steps

January 8, 2017 5 comments


Have you ever seen a dog with head thrust out a car window just reveling in the breeze during a car ride? Ask any dog, “Wanna go for a ride?” and they know exactly what you mean and start going crazy happy in anticipation. Cats? Not so much; they are more like, “Screw the ride…let’s eat!” Read more…

Possum Wars

July 9, 2013 1 comment

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Amid the chaos of working in the L&D discipline, funny things happen. Many have absolutely nothing to do with my job, but have everything to do with learning about living…and in this case…learning to let live. Another true story about a brush with nature and really sharp teeth follows.

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Let Sleeping Dogs…err…Moccasins Lie

July 7, 2013 2 comments

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Life’s lessons seem to come across my path when stupid hits a high point. This is a true fishing story where stupid ran amok and granted me a couple of huge learning moments.

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Momentum: A Fat Man’s Dilemma

July 6, 2013 1 comment

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Learning moments come in all shapes and sizes [no pun intended] and they come despite good intentions. When circumstance overcomes confidence is often times when the greatest learning moments are experienced. This is a true story of one such moment.

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Road Trip to Beckley

July 3, 2013 2 comments

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Once again the craving to examine learning has taken a turn toward the humorous. This is another true story about the truth that can only be taught from the hearts of family when a dash of duress gets mixed into what turned out to be a learning moment.

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T.G.I.G.F

April 6, 2012 1 comment

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Read more only if you dare…this is a Friday we can thank God for it being what it is…and what it was.

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Upon engagement to my wife, she gave me a gift of a beautiful gold bracelet. Jewelry had never really been important to me, though that bracelet quickly became a favorite. Shortly after we were married, I remember making a comment about not owning any other jewelry beyond my wedding band, and a signet ring on my right hand. For Christmas that year I received the most precious gift of my life. It was a necklace. The pendant was not a talisman, or a good luck charm, it was a small spike about two inches long. It was a reminder. On it; the words “Isaiah 53:5” were engraved on two sides. I never take it off. I can never forget.
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