Tag: neighbors

  • Love Be With You

    Love Be With You

    My neighbor called me the other day. He had something for me and wondered when I might be around for him to drop by. It was raining. I didn't want him to be out in the rain and risk falling. He had taken a nasty[..]
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  • Oregon Wildfires: Find the Helpers

    Oregon Wildfires: Find the Helpers

    Years ago, Tim and I lived in a part of Oregon prone to wildfires due to lightning strikes on the mountain. Every summer, fire crews would camp in town to go fight fires in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. One summer it was so bad, Tim[..]
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  • Cornbread, Calvinists & Covid

    Cornbread, Calvinists & Covid

    I made cornbread. The old-fashioned kind. You know, with corn meal and flour, not the kind that comes out of a Jiffy or Dave's box. There was a time when I knew how to make cornbread from heart, the way I do my biscuits.  Today,[..]
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  • Don’t Give Up

    Don’t Give Up

    My daughter Shelby thanked me for providing her with a sheltered and mostly joyous childhood. She was prompted to do so shortly after I shared my latest dream with her. The dream came to me in a dozing stage, that early sleep when you are[..]
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  • Jesus in the Kudzu

    Jesus in the Kudzu

    [caption id="attachment_1506" align="aligncenter" width="373"] Jesus in the Kudzu[/caption]   He wears tats upon his thin frame and silver studs on his lips. His jeans fall inches below his gray Calvin underwear. The first day I spoke with him, he wasn't wearing a shirt. He was[..]
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