Category Archives: Family

The Church: A Support System for Families

I didn’t grow up in the church. At least I didn’t attend real regularly, nor did I see the purpose in it as a child. My children did grow up in the church. If the doors were open, we were … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Perhaps it’s fitting that Thanksgiving is right in the middle of Fall which is a tough time of the year for those who struggle with depression. But Thanksgiving is always surrounded by less than favorable circumstances. On this day, we … Continue reading

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Road Trip Continues (Part 9): Visiting Family

Friday evening my wife and I made it into Elyria, OH where we spent two nights at the house of my Uncle John. When people ask me where I am from I have trouble giving the short answer they are … Continue reading

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Feeling Helpless

I’ve seen a lot of suffering in my life. Quite often I’ve had a front row helplessly watching as people have struggled with illness (usually cancer) till there was nothing left of them to struggle with. Currently, my wife’s mother … Continue reading

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The Arkansas River Trail

Everybody needs a new toy once in a while just to keep life interresting. My new toy for the last month or so has been my bicycle, and I have really been enjoying it.  I haven’t been doing a lot … Continue reading

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My Anniversary

27 years ago my wife and I were married in Ponca City, OK at the Hartford Ave. Church of Christ. Finding a woman who is capable of putting up with me this long is a rare find. I’m sure most … Continue reading

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Father and Son: Man to Man

A couple of weeks ago my son and I took a road trip together to the Grand Canyon. This was a very special trip for me for a couple reasons: First, seeing the Grand Canyon is one of the things … Continue reading

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