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Rick Vale

BARREN by Pastor Ken Rickett
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BARREN by Pastor Ken Rickett

Last week while driving through East Central Indiana into Ohio, I was struck by the barrenness of the landscape. Not only were the trees sporting leafless limbs and the fields...

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February 28, 2024
PAPER MOONS & CARBOARD SEAS
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PAPER MOONS & CARBOARD SEAS

The lyrics to “IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON” always remind me of when I was a child, I was fascinated by theatrical productions not because of the performances, but because...

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February 20, 2024
ASH WEDNESDAY
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ASH WEDNESDAY

I love traveling.  I love seeing our beautiful world and the people in it. In fact, as wonderful as all the scenery and cultures I’ve experienced are, it’s the people...

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February 14, 2024
THE LINEBACKER GROOM
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THE LINEBACKER GROOM

She was a petite, beautiful, blonde girl who fell in love with a college linebacker while in school.  Back at home, in my home church, she asked me (still a high...

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February 06, 2024
THE CHEVY
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THE CHEVY

Years and years ago, when I was but a wee lad of 30 (1988) I took a dream trip to the U.S.S.R. (back when it WAS the U.S.S.R.). I traveled...

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January 30, 2024
CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING
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CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

I recently saw an “inspirational” décor piece, in a store, that astounded me. The quote was a scripture, and the red flag for me was the scripture reference…not because I...

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January 24, 2024
PATTERN & CHANGE
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PATTERN & CHANGE

Along with the normal work-related things in January, I am also doing some music writing/composing. One thing I strive for, in the music I am writing, is to “establish a...

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January 08, 2024