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Family Soup Night

Family Soup Night Anne and I recently started a new get together at our house called Soup Night.  The premise is simple:  We know other families, they all have kids, they all eat dinner every night… Why not invite them over to have dinner with our fa [...] Read More
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I Want God to Pray

I Want God to Pray This week while I was tucking Emily into bed, I asked her if she wanted me to pray or if she wanted to pray.  Usually she asks me to pray, but this time she said, “I want God to pray.” I paused as I thought about how I should respo [...] Read More
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My Friend Eddie White

Before meeting Eddie, I didn’t have much sympathy for guys like him. Whenever I would drive by or walk by someone holding a sign, thoughts of doubt and skepticism would run through my mind. “Homeless Veteran: Need Money for Food.” “Single Mother on S [...] Read More
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My grandfather, Ralph J. Patton, was drafted into the United States Army less than one year after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was 17 years old. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, and from there [...] Read More