Inspiration

The Place Where The Ocean Meets The Sky

There is something about the beach. I have been to a couple of different ones in my time. They all have their own personalities that I enjoy. Then there is the one thing that they all have in common. When you gaze out from the land across the sea there is always that far away
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Inspire us to know you

I know a few of you reading this post. In fact with the limited reach that my blog has, I am most likely kin to you. If you have followed this stuff for any amount of time you probably know me better than I know you. That’s the drawback to blogging. I ramble on mindlessly
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The fear of graduation

Last night I attended a spring football jamboree. I love to say jamboree. It makes me think of the log ride at Six Flags. Where was I? Oh, the game. It was held at my old high school. That brought back a lot of memories. It also reminded me of the fear I had of
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Do I Really Trust God With Everything?

I have told myself throughout life that I placed all my trust in God.  I think I sold myself on this because I didn’t understand exactly what that meant.  In times of happiness and prosperity it is an easy thing to say. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? What if the things
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The Soul of a Middle-Aged Rambler

The wind is up in Marathon today. Dark clouds have rolled in and it looks like rain is imminent. Porch furniture is sliding around and crashing into railings, making the weather sound much more severe than it actually is. Palm fronds are blowing by, leaving their swaying trees forever. Things look different here today. Change
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In Search of Kokomo

Last year for spring break the wife and I decided to go to the Florida Keys. It was our first time to visit and it was so much more than we imagined. So when the annual hiatus from education turned up again the choice was obvious. We packed up the family truckster again and headed
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When The Heart Becomes Frigid

Lately I’ve become a little cold, not because I live in Alabama in March where it is 75° one day and 35° the next. I’m talking about the inner man, the part that, when fed properly, yearns to grow. It is also the part that, when I live for this flesh, grows dim and frigid.
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What To Do About This Living Stuff

This one starts sometime deep in the night, at that point where you know you should be sleeping but can’t find the dropping off point.  Somewhere deep in the crevices of my mind The Allman Brothers Band keeps repeating “Soulshine” but I’m really not even sure why. I think it may have something to do
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The Bridge to Home

I live on a country road out in the middle of nowhere.  It curves through the woods, climbs up hills and dips into hollers (hollows, for the over-educated) like a slow-moving serpent that is caught out after the first frost. I have strolled down this road with a fishing pole on my shoulder in search
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Life Ain't Fair

I am not necessarily that wise of a man. I have lived a few years on this rock and have picked up some things along the way.  It is just the basics, mind you, but that’s really where the real living goes on anyway.  When I was a boy I learned early to never mess
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