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Touch

December 27, 2017

Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand. Richelle Goodrich

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Astonishing

December 25, 2017

There was a new priest today who celebrated Christmas Mass. He was excellent and warmly received by the overflowing crowd who was there. A very young cowboy decided to arrive early and checked out a neat little book from the library entitled The Shepherd’s Prayer by Richard Barry. It was amusing that he cited the […]

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Flying fisher

December 24, 2017

Just before 10:00 a.m., we spotted him. Sailing effortlessly against the backdrop of the mountains west of Denver, he seemed to own the valley we were fishing in. An hour later, we saw him again and the eagle looked like he was going fishing too. Trout need to be extra wary in these hills. Eagles […]

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Denver Broncos

December 24, 2017

It’s come to this, Broncos fans. Gilligan’s Island reruns are actually way more entertaining than this season’s lackluster team. Oh well…it’s only football.

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‘For kids from one to ninety-two’

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! May you be content in this day and the joy it brings.

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A second Christmas question

December 24, 2017

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 * How is it that Isaiah wrote about the details of the first Christmas day more than seven hundred years before it occurred?

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One of two questions

December 24, 2017

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from old, from ancient days.” (Micah 5:2) * How many people know that this Christmas prophecy was penned more than seven centuries […]

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Helen

December 23, 2017

It’s that time of year again. I hear my wife talking on the phone with Laura about the annual trip to Cabo. This year, their group of six will include a seventh member. Due to the increasing reports of violence south of the border, The Ta Ta’s have invited Helen to join them. No one […]

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One brave fella

December 23, 2017

Imagine this…you’re miles above the earth and you’ve been chosen. Yeppers, you’ve been selected as the first astronaut to fly untethered away from a space capsule. Sure, you are wearing a propulsion pack that’s passed every test…but wouldn’t your heart rate be about 600/400 with the first step into the unknown? Bruce McCandless passed away […]

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The Wonder Kid

December 22, 2017

Trae Young is the highly touted freshman point guard for The Oklahoma Sooners. A very young cowboy watched a highlight tape of him last night and could only say, ‘oh my!’ You know he’s something when the announcers and fans sitting court side just break out laughing as he drains another thirty foot jump shot. […]

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Beauty

December 21, 2017

You wonder if it ever occurs to her that she’s beautiful…if the light in her eyes and the dazzling smile are blessings that elicit prayers of thanks each day. For us on the outside looking in, it’s just more evidence that God is good!

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Hunter safety

December 21, 2017

Oh, how a very young man misses those pheasant hunting trips to Kansas and Nebraska. In hindsight, there are snippets of conversations that give one perspective. Like this one. ‘Tom, how far is it to Leoti, Kansas?’ ‘Well, as close as I can figure, it’s a twenty-two beer trip.’ One could easily posit that hunting […]

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Future Star

December 17, 2017

My wife and I were in Phoenix in 1984 to watch The Fiesta Bowl junior tennis tournament. There were players from many states and plenty of them had sectional and national rankings. At one of the clubs, we noticed a crowd of spectators watching a 10 and under boys match. We decided to have a […]

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Faith

December 17, 2017

For all the things my hands have held the best by far is you. Anonymous

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Merry Christmas Jedi

December 17, 2017

Navy Chief Bill Doyle has spent the last eleven months on military assignment in Africa…his sixth deployment serving his country. Mrs. Doyle is very creative and knew he was coming home for Christmas. She contacted management at The Colorado Avalanche to see if a Star Wars…The Last Jedi promotion might be entertained. The Avs loved […]

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Loyalty

December 17, 2017

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. Stanley Coren

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Cola alert

December 16, 2017

We read the report online but thought it might be ‘fake news’. The piece mentioned that daily consumption of diet cola could result in dramatic physical changes over time. After seeing these two friends today, we’re switching to cranberry juice light. * A very much younger cowboy had a 10:30 appointment with a fella named […]

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Character

December 15, 2017

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of. Bethany Hamilton

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Christmas cheer

December 15, 2017

How cool is this? A successful businessman wanted to make a difference in Beaumont, Texas which was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. He surprised homeowners and Christmas shoppers by greeting them and presenting them with crisp $100 bills. Then, he took it a step further. He gave police officers one hundred bills so they could present […]

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One brave caiman

December 15, 2017

There’s nothing wrong with a staring contest now and then. Just use good judgment when you pick your opponent. Photo by Dave Irey