Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, Wanda's son and family arrived to celebrate an early Christmas with us. Wanda cooked a delicious dinner fit for kings and we all enjoyed a great time together.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I love lights. How many lights brighten our house and yard this Christmas?
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, Wanda and I watched the big interstate rivalry football game between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles. Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators put on quite a show against Florida State and it really wasn't much of a game as they beat up on the Noles pretty bad.
The Race of Faith1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Take me out to the ballgame, a football game that is.
Friday, November 20, 2009
What if I were to tell you there was a pill you could take three times a week that would give you the following health benefits:
- Lower your risk of heart attack and stroke
- Reduce symptoms of depression
- Reduce risk of certain types of cancers
- Boost self-esteem and improve your mental health
- Reduce and relieve stress
- Help you sleep better
- Control your weight
- Increase your physical fitness
- Relieve pain
- Reduce the number of colds and flu
- Boost your immune system
- Improve bladder function
- Make you look younger
- Improve your reproductive health
- Prolong your life
And on top of these incredible benefits, this pill has no side effects, is completely safe, and it’s free! What would most people say? “Man, give me some of that!” Everyone would be in line trying to get the Wonder Drug. Point of fact, there is such a thing: it’s called sex. Studies have shown that sex has amazing health benefits. But let me point out that it’s not just any old sex—these studies show that the benefits do not come with the hot and heavy rush of new romance or illicit sex, but rather the sex that is a by product of a calm, stable, committed marriage. It’s not just sex. It’s long-term, married sex that is the Wonder Drug.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Yesterday, Nov. 17, was my Mom and Dad's 65th wedding anniversary. That is a lot of living, lovin', and forgiving, and loving some more. Wanda and I have been married a total of 69 years with her first marriage of 32 years and my first marriage of 37 years, but we have only been married to each other for 7 months. It took two marriages for us to beat them. I am thankful and grateful to God and Mom and Dad for them sticking it out all these years.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Five years old is big, especially if you've just turned five years old. Actually it is big for parents and grandparents as well as step-grandparents. Wanda's granddaughter Paige celebrated her fifth birthday this weekend as her parents gave her a wonderful party. Wanda and I drove down and met other family members to join in the fun.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I enjoy great quotes.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
I have witnessed numerous car accidents through my many years of driving. For twelve years of my ministry I was in mobile ministries requiring driving all over the South. Once on I-75, I watched a car pass me going over 80 mph and then begin rolling over and over. Twice I saw the undercarriage of the vehicle as the car rolled in front of me.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Family is the best history and family reunions are one great way to keep up to date. All of us, and I mean all, come from the same family tree. There is one initial tree from Adam and Eve, and we all go back to “The Garden”.
But the family has many branches and our family branch on the Dykes' side got together on Tuesday for a family update. It has been three years since I was at the last one and lots of changes have occurred.
It is fun to get the updates on who is where and what everyone is doing. My generation is producing more and more grandkids who are now finding their places as teachers, doctors, business people, and thankfully great Christians of faith. That last part is what matters the most.
I love the picture of five little boy cousins born the same year 60 years ago. Three are preachers. One is a businessman and one is a teacher. Can you tell which one is me? Look close. I am the last one on the far right.
We took the current picture of the five cousins at our reunion with Ky Adams in Newfoundland live on Skype in the picture above the four cousins present. We have all grown up and changed. We were four years old when this picture was taken. Now we’re all sixty. Wow! Where did the time go?
Max and Darlene along with Mom and Dad were present from our immediate family. I enjoyed introducing Wanda to many who had not met her. It was a great time getting updates on family history. What fun!
Only wish more could have come. Some have gone on to heaven and are waiting for us to cross to the other side. Life in this world passes quickly. Make every day count.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Did you ever have a fried twinkie?
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.
Uncertain times make people question, but there is a sure foundation for our times. When the economy, morality, government, and life in general are all being challenged, there is a place of surety that will not fail. That surety is found in the awe, reverence, and respect for the Lord.
Mark this verse, and put it in your heart.
I suspect we will need it more in these uncertain times.