Spoonerisms and Speaking the Word

We preachers are often called on to “say a few words.”  Our best attempts come up woefully short at times, and we say things that we never intended. An Anglican clergyman named William Spooner, who died in 1930 at the age of 86, was a nervous man who (allegedly) often...

Staycation vs. Vacation

We vacationed at home (staycation) this summer.  While others were soaking up the rays at Panama City Beach, cruising on a Disney boat, or hanging out with Mickey at Disney, we stayed home. We didn’t choose to stay home; Natalie was sick for a couple of weeks, which...

Heavenly Hall of Fame

My son, Tyler, is now 28-years-old, but wasn’t it only yesterday that he was playing t-ball? I was the first base coach for his six-year-olds team and a good one, I might add. How does this sound: Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Musial, DiMaggio, Mays, Mantle, and Davis.  I’m...

Loading Trucks and Flinging Newspapers

My first paying job wasn’t much pay.  I was Roger’s assistant.  Roger was my good friend, and he delivered newspapers, The Dothan Eagle, early on weekends.  I was his sidekick. I learned that Mrs. Smith wanted her paper on the front porch up against the front door. ...

Curls Get the Girls

I don’t think she meant it as a compliment. I don’t see how I could take it as one. What our then 12-year-old daughter said that was not very flattering was, “Dad, you remind me of Alfalfa.” How would you take the comment? I did look in the mirror and go, “Huh?” You...

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