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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

Time to choose!

Well, it would seem, according to the temperature lows predicted this week, there is a changing of the season in the air. I am wondering where my work jackets are! We are still a few weeks from … more

Moving on!

I preached at Davidson again on Sunday. It was an awesome time. But there is a pre-story. Cheryl had to go in to work at the hospital at 10 am. Tire was flat on her car. Aired it up, but went … more

The day the squirrel went berserk causing extended power outage

I had a column already written for this week, but I saw some really funny things on Facebook during a power outage that I wanted to talk about instead. An extended power outage resulted in some … more

Other brother

There are times when staying close to home (local church) isn’t God’s will for our lives. Jesus tells us to go. But many choose to remain close to home. We sometimes forget or lose sight … more


The dayworker cowboy: a cowboy that goes from ranch to ranch doing work for a day or two, but it could be longer. These cowboys will come and stay on until the roundup and the workin’ is done. … more

Set free in Christ!

This weekend, our country is celebratin’ Independence and freedom, the 4th of July! Many of us have special memories of the day and all its celebration. I reckon I have some memories of using … more

Godly dads!

Well, Sunday is Father’s Day! So, Dads I invite you to pick out your favorite church that serves a risen Savior and cowboy up by taking the whole family to church! I’m pretty sure that … more

Here for a reason

I am still in the field, so here is one of my favorites… A Jesus lovin’ cowboy friend of mine once lost his favorite Bible whilst he was out fixin’ fence. Some may have heard me … more

Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

2020 reiterated that teachers are saints

I think we can all agree that the first half of 2020 hasn’t been at all what any of us expected. When I was in high school, I had to write a letter to my future self, explaining where I thought … more

June 21 marked my fourth anniversary with the Press-Leader

June 21 wasn’t just my birthday. It also marked the fourth anniversary of my first day as a reporter for the Frederick Press-Leader. I’ve learned a lot about journalism in the last … more

Quarantine is going swell

Has quarantine gotten to y’all like it’s gotten to us? At this point, I think even a castle would feel too small for the five of us. I would have already made the kids start living in a … more

CARES Act offers help for investors, small businesses

As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed … more

Voting is important

I hate politics. I love voting and meeting politicians — regardless of party affiliation — and researching who the best candidate is for the job, but I hate politics. If it were strictly … more

Avoid these estate-planning mistakes

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something … more

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a loved one

Funerals are never easy but they’re even harder when they’re for loved ones. Kristal Lucas was well known for her good attitude and smile on her face. Whether she was delivering food at … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more
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