Category: Mind

A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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Because he was very good at it!

I finished reading through the Bible a few weeks ago. The plan was to take a full year, but I read ahead and finished early. I started a new reading plan the next day. I started the ESV Study Bible reading plan that includes...

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The beginning of my education

I had attended Pensacola Junior College from 1975 to 1977 where tuition was $12 per credit hour. So it was a big deal when my father agreed to pay for me to attend Mississippi College where tuition was $57 per credit hour and I...

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How to study the Bible – Part 1

I felt called to preach when I was 17 years old just a few months after converting from Roman Catholic to Southern Baptist. I don’t remember exactly when I preached my first sermon, but am pretty sure it was before I turned 18...

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When in doubt, give fluids.

Sick pets who are taken to a veterinarian often receive fluids. Fluids can work wonders and I think one of the rules of thumb in veterinary medicine is, “When in doubt, give fluids.” Don’t hold me to that as I am only married to...

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A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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We share things like that

I started crying in the grocery store today. I didn’t let it get too far, but teared up in front of the canned fruit. After I went around the corner, I teared up again in front of the spices and then again in front of the...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part II

I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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