Category Archives: Family

Rumination XXXVII – An Eighteen-Year-Old Sermon

While searching for something else, I stumbled upon a sermon I was privileged to share with my church family 18 years ago this month. I share it here because I still believe everything I said back then. God is good! … Continue reading

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Rumination XXV – The Gods of the Copybook Headings

The RT misses his Mama. I lost her 15 years ago, but I still think about her almost every day. Gerry Lou had a sharp mind, keen insight and a rapier wit. Maybe folks will say the same about me … Continue reading

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Rumination XX – Let Me Tell You About MY Dad

Let me tell you about MY Dad, Robert R. McClanahan. He’s the greatest Dad ever. As a kid, I thought he was a superhero, and as I’ve gotten older, that feeling has only become stronger. Here’s why: • He was … Continue reading

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Rumination XVI – I Really Don’t Care What You Have To Say (Not On Your Phone, At Least)

(An open letter to all who use cellphones in public places, especially Yankees.) Dear Fellow Cell-Phone-Using Citizens of the World at-Large, I have something that I really need to share with you. And I want to share it in the … Continue reading

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Rumination XI – Arrows Are Meant To Fly

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-4 Some years ago, I read a book by Stu Weber (at least I remember … Continue reading

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Rumination VIII – For All The Mothers In My Life

I’m a blessed man. They are too many to list here, but for today, I’m thinking about the blessings from all of the Mothers in my life … and there are four of them. First off is the Mother who … Continue reading

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