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Retired in 2008 after 40+ years in education/psychology as researcher, teacher, administrator and college professor.

Reflections…………………………..Mental Health

  “Hurry Gary, we have got to get this pie over to our new neighbor.” Pie in hand mama and I went to visit our new neighbor. Upon arrival our neighbor was most gracious and laughed when she told us … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………………..Missionary

But daddy, you don’t understand!! People don’t do that anymore, that’s old fashion!! Sound familiar. What is happening?? It seems odd to think of parenting as a strategic ministry objective from God. What? Yes, you don’t have to go to … Continue reading

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Reflections: ……… …………Birthday

Running barefooted in a newly-plowed field, hauling hay to the barn loft, picking cotton on a hot day, listening to the voices of friends and loved ones encouraging and serving as mentors, these behaviors are part of the growing life … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………Book Review

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Reflections………………………………Book Review

The story is told of ancient times when a very unhappy man is a carrier of water. Each day he would make the trip to the community well and fill  large clay pots with water.  He tied the jars to … Continue reading

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Reflections……………………. Joy

My friend, Jon Paul Kirkham, recently returned from his 10th trip to Cuba. He started this process before Cuba was friendly to outsiders, especially Americans. His mission is to share the Gospel of Christ with people who don’t know Him. … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………Mom/Baton

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Reflections………………………Mom/Baton

  The British relay team had worked diligently honing their skills for the 2012 summer Olympics. The four members of the team were considered some of the fastest in the world. One aspect of the relay race, the passing of … Continue reading

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Reflections…………………………….Spring

  The garden spot was adjacent to our house and lay waiting for the magical moment when planting would start. My dad had made it clear we would begin the process on “Good Friday.” “Why Good Friday, Dad?” His reply … Continue reading

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Reflections………………………………………….A Fix

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