Monthly Archives: November 2008

Smack Down

Yesterday we had the opportunity to attend Ryan’s first official wrestling competition. This is his first year to wrestle and he is getting a good start. His last match he pinned his opponent. I suspect that now that he has … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

We have had a great holiday in Atoka. There were 25 of us between Scott and Alison’s families for dinner yesterday, The weather was beautiful. The food was outstanding. Wednesday evening Scott and I drove to Olive Branch, Ms. to pickup … Continue reading

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Atoka

We arrived safely in Atoka yesterday evening. Scott and Alison doing well and excited about Thanksgiving at their place. The weather is very nice today. Sunny and a high in the 60’s. We are getting things ready for tomorrow. We … Continue reading

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Upside Down – Inside Out

As I continue to read Shaped By the Word, It becomes more and more apparent how misguided I have been in my efforts to make myself into the person that I perceive God would have me to be. Consider these two quotes: Let … Continue reading

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Spiritual Discipline

I continue to read Robert Mulholland’s Shaped By the Word. Today’s reading included a section regarding spiritual discipline which I found relevant as I continue to struggle with spiritual discipline. Ultimately spiritual disciplines are not something we choose for ourselves. … Continue reading

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New Look for Website

I have revised my website. As you can see, rather than incorporating my blog into the website, I’m using the blog format as the website. All of the previous website content has been incorporated into blog format. There may be … Continue reading

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Historic Events

Thie past week and, indeed, the past few weeks have been described as historic. The global financial collapse and the presidential election are at the center of our attention. What I find interesting about myself is my unawareness of historic … Continue reading

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Fall is Fun

Leaves, leaves and more leaves. Fall means falling leaves. Some volunteers wanted to rake the leaves in the backyard. I was pleased with how hard they were working thinking they would get a good start on picking up the many … Continue reading

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Texas Visit

I am posting from the Abilene airport as we wait for our flight home. Our time in Abilene was good. We had a good time with Ann’s parents. Her mother is suffering a lot of pain but, as always, she … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

I am currently reading Shaped By the Word by Dr. Robert Mulholland. As he writes about spiritual formation, he has this to say about being conformed to the image of Christ: This aspect of spiritual formation also moves against the … Continue reading

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