Category Archives: Spiritual

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 XXXV – The Other Side of Stuttering 

In the last post, the RT surprised the heck out of some folks by saying that he’s really an introvert on the inside, driven largely in part by his life as a stutterer. Difficulties in verbal communication make it difficult … Continue reading

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Rumination XXXII – OK, It’s My Fault

You know, the RT is really wound up over this election cycle, just as I have been over the last few. It seems that our elected officials have all lost their minds. Government spending and our national debt are spiraling … 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 XIV – You Can’t Pressure-Treat People

(Author’s note: This post has been rattling around in my head for quite a while, but it just now made it to paper … in an electronic sort of way. It is not targeted at any specific individual(s), movement(s), publication(s) … 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 VII – Heaven Is Real

(A letter to my friend, Keith Brenton, upon the passing of his wife, Angi) What do you say when words can’t express how you feel? There are no words that I could say that could in any way lessen the … Continue reading

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Rumination VI – Power Through The Back Door

(Shared on Easter Sunday with the Pleasant Valley Church in Little Rock, Arkansas) This is a very special time for this body of people. It’s a time when we pause to reflect on the gift that was given us in … Continue reading

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Rumination V – A Virtuous Woman

(originally posted on facebook on February 16, 2013) Many of you know that my wife, Michelle McClanahan, escaped this week to go on a cruise with her sister. That, of course, leaves me as Mr. Mom to take care of four … Continue reading

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Rumination IV – Today Is The Day (A Day Late)

(Originally posted to facebook on January 30, 2013) I’ll confess that I suffer from “anniversary syndrome”. I’m a bit nostalgic to start with, but anniversaries always stimulate my nostalgic tendencies. I’m not just talking about wedding anniversaries here, but anniversaries … Continue reading

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