Monthly Archives: October 2011

LIZARDS AND COWS

It is not quite an infestation — but, there are lots of lizards in our house — well, at least several. One is on a night light — a couple of others on walls — a ceramic one on the … Continue reading

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INSPIRED

After “hearing” a few centenarians on my lap top suggesting that “the thing to do” is to count blessings and use time well I got tired from “listening” and couldn’t wait to take a nap — so I did.

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AFTER THE STORM

I walked after the storm had cleared. Puddles appeared as dark holes until I drew near them. And then I saw the reflected sky turning blue beneath my feet. In a little while those puddles will be gone and a … Continue reading

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THE LAST CHAPTER

Old Roy, the tobacco farmer got “saved” and shortly thereafter got a deadly brain tumor. It was alleged that the old preacher got him into heaven — nonsense, but believed by a few. Old Roy and the old preacher spent … Continue reading

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SAVED

One day, following the altar call (which Wayne liked to give) right after “Brother Peery” preached seven folks got “saved”. Brother Peery was flabbergasted. As the seven came forward he gathered up his wits and offered prayer. Later they were … Continue reading

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THE OLD YANKEE PREACHER

He had only “sprinkled” before — before he started serving that VERY country church. But it was required of him that he be more serious about baptism. So he administered the sacrament first, in the Tennessee River while the congregation … Continue reading

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THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS

They were offered by their Methodist Church District Superintendent a woman preacher.That, they’d not tolerate. But an old Yankee guy with proper credentials they’d be willing to try. So from ‘90 to ‘93 they heard from me — some satisfied … Continue reading

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HAPPENSTANCE

If there had not been a tragic accident in ‘68 and if a friend had not told her about the job in ‘71 we would have never met. And I would not have opened my office door to meet her … Continue reading

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SLIPPERY DREAMS

Most of my dreams are slippery ones evading all my efforts to reel them in early in the morning. My  mind goes fishing in the night and often  finds such strangeness there. What I pull forth doesn’t seem to live … Continue reading

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WHILE SHAVING

As I brought my chin close to the mirror so that I could make certain I got every whisker with my razor I remember looking for them with hopes of finding some some seventy years ago when I was in … Continue reading

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