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Grandson Ty Scores His First Competition Basket

Grandson Ty Scores His First Competition Basket

On Friday two of our four wonderful grandsons spent the night, and we took them to their Saturday morning basketball game. Jake, the six year old scored 5-6 times, and scored last week in his first game. 

Phil Vischer’s “What's in the Bible?” DVDs

Phil Vischer’s “What's in the Bible?” DVDs

While on a recent family vacation I pulled out an advance DVD of the first episodes of Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible” (whatsinthebible.com). I asked my five-year-old grandson Matthew Franklin if he wanted to watch something by the guy who created VeggieTales.

5 Years Ago, and 35 Years Ago

5 Years Ago, and 35 Years Ago

Thirty-five years ago was also the wedding of my best friend Jerry Hardin, who's now with Jesus. That's me on the right. (Jerry's the skinny one.)

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

Usually here in my part of Oregon there are more mighty downpours than great snows. But my brother Lance and I, who've lived here all our lives, were just agreeing that this is the most snow we've seen since 1968, forty years ago.

Nanci, my best friend for 40 years

Nanci, my best friend for 40 years

December 7, this Sunday, is the 40th anniversary of the day Nanci and I met. We were freshmen in high school. It was a double date in which we went to see two new movies at Portland's Village Theatre on 122nd.

Four Blessings from Above: The Joy of Grandchildren

Four Blessings from Above: The Joy of Grandchildren

It’s been a while since I showed pics of our grandchildren. Many of you have endured sleepless nights wondering when I was going to get back to them. Now you can relax and breathe again.

Reflections on Christmas 2007, Children and Gratitude to God

Reflections on Christmas 2007, Children and Gratitude to God

This was our first Christmas with family numbered in double digits. Nanci and I are deeply grateful for our wonderful daughters, our awesome sons-in-law and our four priceless grandsons. Including Jack, little Santa.

 
Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee and my Grandchildren

Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee and my Grandchildren

This is my fourth and final blog on presidential candidates. I said I’d comment on Ron Paul, the Texas congressman with libertarian ideals who is running for the Republican nomination.

 
Fences and Freedom

Fences and Freedom

When the summer started, our grandsons weren’t having all that much fun in our big side yard. Why? Because there’s a road on the north side of our yard, and these days the cars present a real danger to careless children chasing balls. And our grandsons love to chase balls.

Depression, Gratitude and Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Depression, Gratitude and Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I’ve had nearly six weeks now in which I’ve no longer experienced the depression I was battling the prior two months, which I blogged about June 30. (See also part 2 of this Spurgeon series.) Like some physical problems I’ve had, I don’t know why the depression came or why it left. (Add this to my very long list of things I can’t explain.)

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