Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thinking About the Journey

I was reading through some notes I have saved and came across this quote from Richard Rohr. “If you surrender to the fear of uncertainty, life can become a set of insurance policies. Your short time on this earth becomes … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Beach

We are enjoying our time in Gulf Shores with the Crocketts. The weather has cooperated and the fishing has been good. There has been time on the beach. We visited the Battleship Memorial in Mobile and Fort Morgan. We even … Continue reading

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A Special Birthday

Today is Ryan Dean Gabehart’s birthday. Happy Birthday. Of course all birthday’s are special but today is Ryan’s 16th birthday and that is very special. He is looking forward to enjoying the privileges that come with this milestone. Of course, … Continue reading

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Thought from Steve

Steve Elliott, pastor at First Alliance Church, continues to stimulate and challenge me in his lessons. This past Sunday he shared this thought which resonated deeply within me. “When we lose the sense of wonder about truth itself, we try … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday BLAKE DANIEL

It is a great thing to be 11 years old. Not too old and not too young. Today is Blake Daniel Crockett’s 11th birthday. Of course all our grandchildren are above average and there is certainly nothing about Blake that … Continue reading

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Citizenship

On Friday, Ann and I had the privilege of witnessing a naturalization ceremony for the first time. Our friends and neighbors, Vladimir and Tamara Khapersky were participants. They are immigrants from Kazakhstan. It was a very good experience. There were … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday #1 Son

Our first born, Joe Carter Ezell, is celebrating his 48th birthday today. Carter is wearing the red cap in the picture above. Congratulations and best wishes for this day and the years to come. I am pleased and honored that … Continue reading

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the Jesus Way

I both appreciate and am challenged by this quote from Eugene Peterson which was cited in a blog post I read this morning: . . . Do we do it in Jesus’ way or do we do it the Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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Big Day

Today is a special day. Wilmore is having “Christmas on Main”, Meredith is dancing in a Holiday Revue and The Nutcracker. We a have a beautiful snow that us blanketing everything. Auburn is playing for the SEC football championship and … Continue reading

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Class Assignment

I attended a Sunday class at First Alliance Church recently. We were asked to write “our story” in 100 words or less. This is what I wrote: My Story Learn the rules. Keep the rules. If you fail, ask forgiveness. … Continue reading

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