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Invest in your family and community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us … more

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed … more

Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

What can investors learn from veterans?

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach … more

Church hats

In preparing to be a cowboy church planter/pastor, the wearing of cowboy hats in church bothered me. I had always thought you should take off your hat inside a building, especially church! Yes, I was … more

Stand up!

I remember talkin’ with a dear friend a few years back. It is especially appropriate to look this way again as my friend has gone Home to Jesus. Our discussion was basically this: How do folks … more

Happy birthday, Aiden

Today is my middle son’s 13th birthday. While I was going through photos for his birthday video a few weeks ago, I was reminded that in most of his hospital photos I can’t tell which is … more

October is for visiting

Someone pointed out the other day that there are only 15 weeks until Christmas. Well, 14 now, since that was last week. Last year I wanted to go to this Christmas event in Guthrie that was just right … more

How to display the United States Flag

My dad and I were driving some place when I heard him exclaim, “That’s disgusting!” I looked over to where he was looking and saw a torn and tattered United States flag barely … more

Thank a veteran this Veteran’s Day

Last week I saw on a news site that another World War II veteran had died. It amazes me that we get so many of them in Frederick to help pin wings on Jump School graduates at least twice a year. I … more

Jesus is Lord!

There are some folks who have a really misguided idea of Jesus and who He is! Y’all remember the Ricky Bobby character; he certainly didn’t have a clue. I’ve referred to him a … more

Tough love!

Y’all ever been in one of those churches where everything was like eatin’ hot cobbler and ice cream? Some churches have taken it to a place where everything is done with a smile and we … more

Way!

Have you ever been workin’ on a piece of equipment and following the instructions for repair of something like a bearing on a combine or even a washing machine, and no matter how correctly you … more

Old man is gone!

A relationship with Jesus…Makes us new! The Old Man is dead! It isn’t just how you look on the outside – it’s who you are on the inside. Some may look it on the outside, … more

Why I never stood up

Do you know your future? It’s always amazing to me that some folks have all their physical things like who gets their earthly possessions, but haven’t made any provision for … more

I will be out of the office until June 17

I’m not one to make my personal life public unless I can make a joke out of it - but I’ve been trying to lose weight and diet and exercise are just too much to expect from me. So, … more

Do it for Christ!

For some folks, following Christ is difficult. It is simple really. Love Christ and love others. Jesus provides help in understanding in Matthew 25:35-36, 40, ‘For I was hungry, and you gave … more

One lost

I think I’ve told this before, but it is good. There was this rancher who picked up his phone and called his neighbor’s home phone. It was back before cell phones. He wanted to talk to … more

Weather safety is important

As I sit here looking out the window it looks like a storm is brewing. Now I know the weather radar says it’s not going to get us tonight but you just never know about Mother Nature, … more

Don’t hide your light

As I write this, rain is in the air. It is in the forecast. It’s much preferred to what we had a few years back with little to no rain. It seems like a good time for a rain dance. I’ll … more
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