Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

MY PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK
ENCOURAGEMENT, THE CHURCH

MY PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK

The middle of my week always involves a little “mind focusing”; getting out of the home office and clearing my head.  So I eventually ventured out in “Mariska” (the Buick) and...

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April 01, 2021
DANCE AS IF EVERYONE IS WATCHING
ENCOURAGEMENT

DANCE AS IF EVERYONE IS WATCHING

PALM SUNDAY.  I have some wonderful memories associated with this day and time.  My Dad was the choir director at my home church, for several years, and Palm Sunday evening...

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March 23, 2021
ANNUAL "FERN SUNDAY"
THE CHURCH

ANNUAL “FERN SUNDAY”

By request, I am recounting the story of “FERN SUNDAY” (an unofficial observance of my own; the Sunday before Palm Sunday – this coming Sunday, in fact.)  First, I know this...

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March 16, 2021
OVER THE HILL
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

OVER THE HILL

I am literally “feeling” my age these days of 2021 – especially now that I’m on the “other side of the hill”.  Desserts are now replaced with more-friends-than-food at my...

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March 10, 2021
THE BARD
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, THE CHURCH

THE BARD

William Shakespeare. The words attributed to that name are some of my favorite phrases.  I have grown in my appreciation of the plays and sonnets, of the accurate recording of...

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March 02, 2021
THE BIOGRAPHY
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

THE BIOGRAPHY

If I attended a wedding and, sitting in the pew listening to the minister, heard and watched him turn to the couple and say, “The most important thing is communication,...

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February 23, 2021