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Musings at Christmas


this time of year sometimes ushers in nostalgia…that lamppost with the flickering light bulb…while we are stuck inside in the midst of a snowstorm lasting days. the last wild wind whirled in about six inches of the fine, fluffy stuff, … Continue reading

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the end of 2020


can i get a choir of non-angelic creatures to sing a chorus celebrating the coming demise of 2020? one more year of this kind of senseless torture…that i cannot imagine. can we just round up the bad actors and send … Continue reading

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defacing respect


if my father had ever caught me spray painting a statue, a picnic table, or even a rock, i would have been punished, and humbled…reminding me of how small i was on this grand sphere we call earth. and that … Continue reading

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Yer Random Stones


out in the forest…here in an out of the way part of America.. sure now there probably was a building here at one time, but what were they doing organizing these large stones in such a way. Were they fans … Continue reading

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Rightly dividing The Word Of Truth: Back to a verse-less Bible


Hey, I wrote this for people to read. So..here it is again.

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Going up to The Big House


Cajoe Phillips is buried within boating distance of The Big House- but not off of the same river. First, you would take a little boat down Wolf Creek to the banks of the Muskingum River. You might want to switch … Continue reading

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things your pastor never told you: in the original- no chapters, no verses


The first New Testament had no chapter and no verse, that was added much later. if the Word itself states that nothing should be added to the Word, doesn’t that mean we should have Bibles without chapter and verse? the … Continue reading

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a hike back into history


if you are like so many people in North America, you are tired of the bitter cold. So- I decided to take you back to a short hike I did one day into the woods near a historic late 1800’s/early … Continue reading

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A Name Poem: The Mountain State


Pickle Street, Hewett Creek, Guyandotte, Jodie, Kanawha Trace, Ogden, Oley, Bowdie, Wheeling Creek, Whitmer, Whymer, Cobb Hico, Hicks Ridge, Huff Creek, Johnny Knob.   Tea Creek, Stonecoal, Shawver, Swiss, Millstone, Mountain View, Minden, Bliss, Klondike, Keeny’s Creek, Burnt House, Dailey, … Continue reading

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when the guns fell silent


the older i get, the more precious peace becomes. it is not just simply a need for uncluttered living, or less materialism, it is a deep desire to live with inner peace, the strength of the very spirit of God. … Continue reading

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