Dear Jill

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Dear Jill, It was six years ago today that you arrived in Heaven. There are so many things I want to tell you about, but I’m sure you already know. Have you seen how big our Bryce is getting? He’s so tall for his age -just like your dad, your brother, and your nephews. He’s got “Jarvis” written all over … Read More

Time for a Workout

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In strength training, athletes make use of machines and free weights. Machines offer guidance. The machine guides the athlete to ensure proper form. However, it is the lack of such guidance that makes free weights more effective. Without structure, the lifter’s movement may drift and other muscles have to compensate for balance. This builds more muscles and requires more exertion. … Read More

Road Trip: Ballardsville, MS

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I knew it was going to be a great visit as I drove through the beautiful landscape. I even slowed down a little to take it all in. I smiled as I pulled into the parking lot of Ballardsville Baptist Church on Sunday morning. Next to my vehicle sat a new Ford truck with the windows rolled down and keys … Read More

Be Still My Soul

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Over the past two weeks of corporate worship services, my church has sung, “Be Still My Soul.” I don’t know when I first heard the song, but I’m sure it was early on in my youth. However, I do remember the first time it grabbed my attention: (don’t laugh) it was during an episode of the tv/spy show Alias. Jill … Read More

No Black Balloons Today

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Today would have been Jill’s 40th birthday. Years ago, if you would have asked me what I would be doing on December 20, 2013, I would have said something like, “blowing up black balloons,” or “making last-minute preparations for a surprise party.” I’d like to think that I would have thrown her the best “over the hill” party ever with … Read More

A Kingdom Beyond California

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Today’s newspaper announced the passing of Annette Funicello, who was best known for her role as one of the original Disney Mouseketeers. Certainly we offer our condolences to her family. After her time as a Mousketeer, Funicello went on to make numerous beach movies with Franki Avalon. Funicello’s brand in the film and television industry was simply “forever young.” Disney … Read More