Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD NEWS
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IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD NEWS

Last week, as I was organizing, I ran into an old, battered, paperback Bible that I received in my “youth”.  On the cover, in some 1970’s-type font, were the bold...

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September 27, 2022
RUBBING ELBOWS WITH HISTORY
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RUBBING ELBOWS WITH HISTORY

A BLOG by PASTOR KEN RICKETT Have you ever “rubbed elbows with history” – meaning that you know or have personally met someone who “made history?” Certainly, most of us...

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September 20, 2022
A MAJESTIC MOMENT
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A MAJESTIC MOMENT

It was March of 1983.  I was living in Seattle, working as an actor and in my church when a golden opportunity arrived…Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were visiting!  Now you...

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September 13, 2022
DOG TAGS
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DOG TAGS

In 2013 my parents passed away within months of each other.  Being an only child (which was wonderful, by the way) I had the task of going through things when...

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September 07, 2022
THE PATH
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THE PATH

Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s something else, but lately I’ve been obsessively fantasizing, and even had dreams about, going back and starting over…beginning with my Freshman Year in High...

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August 30, 2022
PORCUPINES
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PORCUPINES

He walked in through the doors from the narthex of the church, where I had just started working as Music Director, and he looked grumpier than usual. “Oh, good.” I...

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August 23, 2022
YOU ARE THE JUKEBOX OF THE EARTH
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YOU ARE THE JUKEBOX OF THE EARTH

It’s no secret one of my favorite places to hang out after a rehearsal, performance, church, or to write and work (while eating and drinking) is SCAMPY’S ANNEX.  For those...

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August 16, 2022
CHAOS
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CHAOS

a BLOG by Pastor Ken Rickett Just a few days ago I started a 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. When I opened the box and put all the pieces in 5 separate...

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August 09, 2022
WHO AM I?
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WHO AM I?

24601: That is the number the prison gives to identify the man known as Jean Valjean, the protagonist in the book and musical, LES MISERABLES. 24601.  The number is not only given...

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August 03, 2022
LIZZIE
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LIZZIE

I tell this story regularly, so I apologize, but I DO love this story.  I’m telling it again now because we all need to tell our stories and pass them down.  The...

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July 26, 2022