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Baptized below Flat Top

Here’s how Tom tells it in a letter to his Pa who lived on a place near San Angelo: Hey, Pa! I’ve got somethin’ to tell ya! Now, understand, we was movin’ a herd of cows … more

My son had an accident on school property and no, I won’t sue

Last week my son had an accident at school on the playground. He fell on the monkey bars and fractured his nose in a couple of places and got about 14 stitches. The first thing someone asked me was … more

School ends in less than a month

One morning this week while the kids were getting ready for school I flopped down on the couch and said, “I can’t wait ‘til school is out for the summer.” One of them … more

Live for Jesus!

Let me dig down in the story archives and tell you ‘bout a feller that fills the bill. Ole’ Slim worked hard all his life. All he seemed to know was punchin’ cows and fixin’ … more

God has best plan

Yep, go with God’s plan. I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but I need it again! It’s a good thing His ways are not our ways. And when we try to figure out what God is doing, it … more

Both feet in!

There was a time when it seemed most everyone I encountered acknowledged there was a God. I’ve told the story before about visiting with a friend who was “lost” and he knew it. … more

My dad is coming to visit!

My middle school son played Aladdin in the FMS production of Aladdin, Jr. at the end of January and although it’s a couple weeks later, I am still so proud of him and Quinn Johnson, who played … more

Hot iron!

Please be in prayer for folks affected by this pandemic. Some get it and they come out good, but others get it and it’s a tough deal. Life is precious. We need to do all we can. Pray and act … more

Should there be a hunting season for Sasquatch?

I get a lot of press releases about different kinds of legislation, but not always in a timely manner. So before I got the press release about Justin Humphrey (R-Lane) filing legislation that would … more

Listen to God, do that!

Most of us would like to have a re-do for the year 2020. If this year was 20/20, I’ll just keep wearing glasses! It seems that so many things went haywire. Pandemic, loss of loved ones, … more

It costs how much to cut down a tree?

Last week I wrote about all the absurd headlines I’ve seen over the last 12 months. I didn’t include the headlines in my own life though. Headlines like, “car’s check … more

I send my Son!

What is Christmas really all about? Well, I reckon it can start off like this: It’s about a young unmarried girl named Mary and her fiancé, a feller named Joseph, who were informed by an … more

In line to see Jesus

It’s just downright amazing to me the things that goes on every year that is connected with Christmas, when we ought to be celebrating the birth of Jesus! (Yes, I’ve been here before). … more

Jake Spoon choices

I recently watched Lonesome Dove again. Let’s look into Jake Spoon again. Y’all remember the Hat Creek Cattle Company with Captain Woodrow Call and Captain Augustus McCrae. There were … more

We need a little Christmas

With Thanksgiving over, it is now socially acceptable to say that the Christmas season is upon us. Although, this year it was upon our house in September, much to the chagrin of the people I live … more

Don’t be this anonymous neighbor

The weirdest complaints always come around at Christmas time. Beginning years ago, people complain every year about Rudolph promoting bullying, Baby, It’s Cold Outside promoting assault on … more

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

I’m not one to pick up magazines every time I visit a checkout line, but every now and then a cover grabs my attention. Halfway hidden behind a People Magazine was another that I could tell … more

Thanksgiving 2007: The one with the food poisoning, the alternator, and the tonsillitis

Normally, this week we’d be packing and getting everything ready to take a trip to Arkansas next week. COVID-19 has shut those plans down. Well, COVID-19 has shut down all of our plans this … more

Four words

Thanksgiving. It’s time! Is it just another holiday? Should we be thankful? Are you thankful for your many blessings? To whom are you thankful? There was a man who was paid well for the … more

The rooster crowed, but who’s counting?

Y’all remember how at Jesus’ Last Supper He told His disciples that they couldn’t follow where He was about to go? And Peter told Jesus how he would follow Him anywhere, even if it … more
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