Nineteen Years a Queen


Marriage & Family

Tradition suggests bronze or chili pepper roses for our 19th wedding anniversary.  We certainly don’t need another bronze sculpture. You’re not one for chili peppers or flowers so chili pepper roses seemed especially uninspiring.  And you’d rather get your fine jewelry from Target’s clearance rack. So, what’s a husband to do?  This husband can offer what he does least worst: […]

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August 16, 2016

Eighteen Years a Queen


Marriage & Family

Tradition suggests porcelain, feather flowers or chrysoberyl for our 18th wedding anniversary.  We already have toilets so porcelain seemed redundant.  Flowers or feathers have never sent you over-the-moon so feather flowers seemed doubly blah. Chrysoberyl (whatever it is) sounds really expensive, or toxic. You’d rather get your fine jewelry from Target’s clearance rack anyway. So, what’s […]

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August 16, 2015

Does God Love [Your Name]?


Christian Life, John, Marriage & Family, Theology

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (Jn 3.16) I was recently reading a cartooned Scripture memorization pamphlet to my 5-year-old daughter.  It was a story written to help her memorize John 3.16.  The pamphlet was nicely […]

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August 8, 2013

In Dependence Day


Christian Life, Current Events, Marriage & Family, Theology

My mom (a.k.a. Mama Max) died on July 4th, 1990.  This picture was taken at my 16th birthday meal at Gridley’s BBQ in Memphis.  Mom wore her wig with all dignity and elegance.  She would die nine months later. I’ll never forget the day.  I had been watering greens at a local golf course throughout […]

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July 2, 2013