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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

Pay attention!

Have y’all ever been asked to be on the lookout for something that should be coming your way and you just flat out missed it? I recall many years ago there were commercials on TV about … 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

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

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

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

My Valentine

Well, I looked on the calendar for February, and it looks like that St. Valentine’s Day is here again! Now, y’all know that cowboys and rednecks and such don’t much go in for making … 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

The solemn mysteries of the ancient order of the deep

Soon he was seen strip[p]ed of his coat, seated on the platform with his back to the tarpaulin reservoir of water, with the grotesque barbers flourishing in the air their huge razors and … more

Safety in Jesus

Some things to ponder… We might want to consider avoiding riding in automobiles. It is reported they are responsible for 20 percent of all fatal accidents. And while you are at it, don’t … 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

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

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

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

It’s Oyster Fry time again!

I’m hoping you have figured out it’s Oyster Fry time in Frederick. This event which goes back 30 years in our community, is a truly great time to be in Frederick. We have so many … 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

We’re here for a reason

One of my favorites…A Jesus followin’ cowboy friend of mine once lost his favorite Bible whilst he was out fixin’ fence. Some may have heard me tell this one before. He rode back to … 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

WWII Airborne Demonstration Team gets ready for Normandy

Now that the Oyster Fry is over, it’s time to look at the next big event Frederick has to offer. I spoke with a man last week who called my office to ask about the WWII Airborne Demonstration … 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
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