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PILGRIM SPEECH

PILGRIM SPEECH   Our preacher started a new ‘sermon series’ Sunday, and it is a spiritual challenge for our church: SET THE EXAMPLE. His scripture came from I Timothy 4:12. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because of your … Continue reading

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TOMATO PATCH GOD’S HUSBANDMAN

TOMATO PATCH   GOD’S HUSBANDMAN   Pilgrims, Doc has lived at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains near Lake Cumberland for past thirteen years and has loved every minute of it. Its foliage is a dark green most of the … Continue reading

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SILENT SCREAM

SILENT SCREAM      God’s marriage covenant is found in Genesis 2:24. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” The Creators: God the Father, Jesus … Continue reading

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JESUS AND THE CENTURION

JESUS AND THE CENTURION Matthew tells the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Roman Centurion and he walked away amazed by his faith. How differently might his conversation been if he had operated with America’s Pentagon directives about its warriors? … Continue reading

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DOC’S BIBLICAL, POLITICAL, ‘GOOD SAMARITAN’ ADVENTURE

DOC’S BIBLICAL, POLITICAL ‘GOOD SMARITAN’ ADVENTURE   Pilgrims, Nancy (name for my mule) and I was traipsing up a steep hill out on a nearby dirt road when I heard cries for help. I thought it was odd because I … Continue reading

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5 TO 4 AND THE LILLY PAD

5 TO 4 AND THE LILLY PAD I recently saw a T.V. ad promoting a new season of Scared Straight: this is where wannabe juvenile gangbangers are taken to the ‘Big-house’ prison nearest to where they live and the inmates … Continue reading

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THE COMMITMENT

THE COMMITMENT   The barber I go to is a ‘far-cry’ from the others I have had in my life. I remember the first time I had a shave and a hair-cut, after moving to Florida in 1972, by a … Continue reading

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A FATHER’S KISS

A FATHER’S KISS   It has been thirty-three years since my Pop died. Different daily events often trigger reminisces of the phone call that signified my father had passed on to the other side of Jordan, and the emotional pain … Continue reading

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CRACKED FOUNDATION

CRACKED FOUNDATON   It seems odd that a minister that provided Biblical Counseling for four decades for troubled marriages, families, and complete strangers that blew into my life, unexpectedly, endured internal family strife that seemingly hasn’t an end (not my … Continue reading

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RESPECT SATAN

RESPECT SATAN The teenage girl came out of the bathroom with a big smile on her face. Blood streamed down from both arms from the sharp end of shower curtain rod that she had used to ‘cut’ herself, once again. … Continue reading

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