Author Archives: Rick Vale



Rick Vale

BODY PARTS
THE CHURCH

BODY PARTS

Several weeks ago I experienced, once again, a problem with my lower back.  I’ve had minor lower back problems since I was 25-years-old and there seems to be no logical...

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October 14, 2020
FRAMES
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

FRAMES

When my parents passed away I, and some family and friends, worked about 12-hours each day cleaning my Mom & Dad’s rented house, going through each and every paper, photo...

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October 07, 2020
BATHROOM MONSTERS
ENCOURAGEMENT

BATHROOM MONSTERS

Every-once-in-a-morning I wake up to face a “Bathroom Monster” that may or may not have crawled up from the depths of my home to scare me in the shower.  This...

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September 30, 2020
DOG TAGS
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, THE CHURCH

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 16, 2020
3-D JESUS
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, THE CHURCH

3-D JESUS

When people think of my “home state”, Washington, (especially those NOT from Washington) more than likely the iconic image of tall evergreen trees, mountains, the Puget Sound and the bustle...

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September 09, 2020
GOLDEN SCARS
ENCOURAGEMENT

GOLDEN SCARS

Our home is sometimes like a beautiful “storage room”, we have a lot of stuff.  The thing is, I can point to each item of mine and tell you the...

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September 02, 2020
IN HIS NAME
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

IN HIS NAME

In these last few months of political campaigns, I’ve noticed that God’s name gets thrown around a lot, as endorsing or condemning persons or issues.  God’s name gets used to...

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August 19, 2020
BEHAVE
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, THE CHURCH

BEHAVE

One day, when I was out for a neighborhood walk, I noticed two boys and an adult walking along the street.  One of the young boys had a bike which...

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August 05, 2020