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I, Tom Sawyer: The True Adventures of an American Youth | Part One: Billy Jack, Buford Pusser, and me

I grew up with a Bible in one hand and a copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  in the other. If I had a third hand it would have held a football. A fourth would have had a baseball glove on it. A fifth and sixth would have clamped the handlebar grips of […]

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Everything all the time

I was spending some of Saturday’s rainy morning sorting through Amazon Prime, downloading “free” music, when I came across an album title that resonated with me. It is a Band of Horses album. It’s title? “Everything all the time.” And it got me thinking. We have created a world for ourselves and our progeny where we must fill […]

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Passersby: remembering not to forget those you met along the way

Arriving at the office before 8 AM, I am among the first in the BB&T building. The parking lot is empty, except for three or four vehicles strategically parked in the scant shady spots. The early bird gets the shade…and the windshield presents from careless birds. I’m alone on the elevator for the short ride to the […]

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Marriage Doesn’t Work! Thirty-Five things I’ve learned in 35 years of marriage

Well, we made it. So far, so good. My beautiful wife Donya and I have been married 35 years today. Thirty-five years! We are one year shy of having been married twice as long as we had been living when we said, “I do.” (Sorry. I will be right back. I need to take a break and […]

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True Believer: A word about Felicia Cash on her milestone birthday – May 29, 2015

What does one write about his sister-in-law? Maybe only a fool would do so. You know that whole business of going where angels fear to tread. I only have one SIL on my wife’s side, and she turns 50 today. (It is possible I said too much already.) I have known her since she was 14. […]

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2015: A brand new start… Again #HappyNewYear

“God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night.’ And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.” Genesis 1:5 (NLT) God gave us time to keep us sane. Imagine if we did not have times designated for new beginnings, for releasing the old and embracing the new. How dreadfully painful, how utterly hopeless, […]

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