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Rick Vale

PROOF TEXT
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PROOF TEXT

This cartoon/meme is one of my favorites.  It’s the twisted and “word” kind of humor that I love.  Analyzing the humor, one could say that it’s about punctuation or wording…but...

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January 15, 2019
THE WEDDING CRASHER
ENCOURAGEMENT

THE WEDDING CRASHER

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...

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January 09, 2019
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ENCOURAGEMENT

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

I am, as I do every Christmas season, reading my favorite Christmas book, Charles Dickens’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”.  Through the years I’ve had several copies of this story, one is...

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December 19, 2018
THE HOLY SPIRIT & THE '57 CHEVY
THE CHURCH

THE HOLY SPIRIT & THE ’57 CHEVY

This is reprinted from a past BLOG, but after my trip to HAVANA and all the wonderful classic American cars I saw, I thought of this story, its lesson…and I...

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December 12, 2018
LOOKING BACK, GOING FORWARD
THE CHURCH

LOOKING BACK, GOING FORWARD

This last weekend (December 1st, to be exact) 160 years ago a small congregation of 13 was chartered as FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH of Andersontown, Indiana.  They met as an “official”...

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December 05, 2018
INVITATION TO THE PARTY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

INVITATION TO THE PARTY

Ahhh, Christmas Parties; one of the best things about the season, as far as I’m concerned.  Any excuse to get together with friends simply to get together.  Alright, there’s the...

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November 28, 2018
THE DEBT OF THANKS
ENCOURAGEMENT

THE DEBT OF THANKS

Well, we’re coming up to one of my favorite Sundays of the Church Year…THANKSGIVING SUNDAY! I don’t know why this has always been one of my favorites…it could be because...

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November 14, 2018
EMILY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

EMILY

It all began as I watched her create her art, outside on my porch.  I was fascinated at her steady and strong work to create something both practical and beautiful. ...

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October 31, 2018
FROSTY PUMPKINS
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

FROSTY PUMPKINS

It’s that time of year again, when I think about this poem (which someone also used as their audition monologue for our Alley Theatre this last weekend): WHEN the frost...

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October 16, 2018