My Dad Wasn’t Perfect

It has been brought to my attention that I seem to have elevated my father to sainthood since his death almost thirteen years ago. Dad was actually elevated to the status of a saint when he trusted in Christ alone to save his soul, sometime in the ’70s. Psalm 116:15 says “Precious in the sight… Continue reading My Dad Wasn’t Perfect

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Verses I Love: Isaiah 41:10

Today’s verse is Isaiah 41:10¬†Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. When I was ten years old, my dad got melanoma. I was old enough… Continue reading Verses I Love: Isaiah 41:10


A Remembrance

Ten years ago today, my dad walked through Heaven’s gates. He actually saw Christ face to face! I’m not sure what it was like, but I will know someday because of God’s grace. That thought scares me a little, I admit. I cannot imagine with my meager human brain what that moment will be like.… Continue reading A Remembrance

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It Is Well

I thought I had posted this on my blog somewhere before, but I can’t seem to find it. I wrote it shortly after my dad’s sudden death and it was published in the Baptist Bread on December 28, 2009. I recently uncovered a photocopy of the article, which I’d placed in a zipper bag. I’m… Continue reading It Is Well

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Uncovering a Memory

If you read my blog, you know I love to read. It’s probably my favorite hobby. Sometimes, though, I can’t read because I know as soon as I sit down, I’ll doze off. (I hate that!) Yesterday, after church, I knew I’d better keep moving or I’d fall asleep. I’ve been meaning to organize my… Continue reading Uncovering a Memory


Missing a Great Man

As I mentioned in a previous post, my family and I do our best to go back to my home in Arkansas every Thanksgiving. We then travel from Benton to Batesville, where my mom’s family lives. My Uncle Gary still farms my grandparents’ farm there with my cousin, Don. It is also where my dad… Continue reading Missing a Great Man


Memories, the Treasure of the Heart

Nine years ago today, my dad was ushered into the presence of Christ. It awes me still to think of what that moment must have been like! I remember driving to church that Wednesday evening while he was in surgery at the Arkansas Heart Hospital, unable to be by his side. I remember wanting to… Continue reading Memories, the Treasure of the Heart

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For Dad

Me and my partner, 1983. We are getting ready to head out to Fort Sill today to witness to our wonderful military men and women stationed there. It is Father’s Day tomorrow, as well as what would have been my parents’ wedding anniversary. My dad went to heaven on July 29, 2004, and on that… Continue reading For Dad