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Aug 21

The End of Total Solar Eclipses!

Today is the day of first Total Eclipse to travel the length of the United States since 1918.  Eclipses where you live are rare events.  Researches who have studied the orbits of the earth and moon believe the moon is moving 3.8 centimeters away from the earth each year. The effect of such movement means …

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Jul 12

How The Church Should Be a Human Chain!

On Saturday evening July 9th, 10 people had been pulled 100 yards off the shore of Panama City Beach.  A riptide had separated these individuals from the shore and was threatening them with drowning.  Some of the ten were adults who had gone trying to rescue two young boys and got pulled into the riptide …

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Mar 14

Portable Basketball Goal Families!

The kids got a nice portable basketball goal in October.  I was determined to take good care of this goal. I put the recommended weight in the base and kept the goal low to catch less wind.  However, the goal has still fallen over numerous times.  I purchased some ground spikes from Lowe’s and anchored …

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Jan 29

No One is Above the Law!

Sheriff Mike Chitwood of Volusia County, Florida was caught by one of his own deputies going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone.  The deputy realized who he had stopped and declined to give his boss a ticket.  When the sheriff reflected on the incident and his own example, he went back to the deputy and asked …

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Jan 27

It is Different When The Lightning Almost Hits You!

Byron Nelson tells an interesting anecdote in his autobiography regarding Ben Crenshaw in the 1975 U.S. Open.  Ben was finishing up his third round and walking to the 17th hole when lightning struck nearby.  It scared him so badly that he just flat ran off the course.  A couple of USGA officials in the clubhouse …

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Apr 02

I’m just going to look . . .

Caleb loves peanuts.  He developed a habit of getting them out of the pantry and eating them throughout his day.    As he is getting older, Amanda has started clamping down more on this habit so he will eat his meals good.  The other day it was almost lunch time and Caleb goes to the pantry and …

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Jul 09

A Good Story Versus Your Story

I recently read a stirring local book about the murder of the Graves County Sheriff in 1922 by his deputy.  The book entitled “A Courthouse Tragedy” was written by a local lawyer and family relative to some of the key characters.  I enjoyed the book and learned much about Graves County and our city of …

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Sep 12

Two Cool Videos

Over the last couple of weeks I have watched these two videos and just had to share them with you. The first is one that Amanda showed me.  She first saw it in a lecture at Polishing the Pulpit.  We had a good laugh watching it together; not that we could relate :).     In …

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Sep 05

The Outward Shell – Our Cicada hunt Lesson

The kids have been hunting cicada shells this week.  They are not hard to find! I did a little research for this post and found that this exoskeleton of the cicada is from the nymph stage.  They actually live underground, emerge, select a plant, and then molt a final time.  This begins their adult life …

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Aug 04

Losing Faith and Hope

A few years back I read the book Tiger Force which tells the horrible tell of a Vietnam special forces platoon that because of poor leadership, little supervision, and hatred committed numerous war crimes on innocent villagers.  They did horrible acts like killing innocent civilians, murdering babies, and raping women.  This quote from the book …

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