Author Archive: theshepherdspresence

One More Reason to Memorize Scripture

Almost every week on Thursday morning you will find me at a local nursing home.  At one time, my mother resided there and after she died, I just kept visiting there as they provided me a platform to hold an hour of time each week with the residents.  I use that time to sing, provide …

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Redeeming the Time

The semiannual time change is now affecting thousands of people and dogs all over our country in places where Daylight Savings Time is in place.  There are a few corners in our country that never change their clocks.  Smart people. On Saturday night I usually change only my alarm clock, and the cuckoo clock.  The …

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I Didn’t See That. . .

About eight years ago, I did a major overhaul of my computer.  My son-in-law’s father had everything except the monitor for about a week.  It came back with a new “drive box” (that’s what I call it) that houses all the gadgets and gizmos of the computer world.  They even brought me a new keyboard …

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Song story of “Let the Lower Lights be Burning.”

I came across this song this morning while taking requests from the group at the nursing home I visit each Thursday morning.  I was just paging through my personal copy of “Great Hymns of the Faith” and came upon it.  The older generation grew up on these inspiring, convicting songs.  It made me wonder about …

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Do No Work (book review)

Do No Work: Beat Burnout, Find Inner Peace, and Strengthen Your Faith By Studying the Most Overlooked of the Ten Commandments, by Andrew Gilmore is published by Sequoyah Trails Press Copyright 2014. It is a short work but filled with a wealth of information that folks, like myself, have been searching for many years. Here …

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Martin Van Buren 1782-1862 (book review)

Martin Van Buren is written by Jim Hargrove under the consultation of Charles Abele, Ph.D.  The book is found in the Juvenile section of my public library with the other Encyclopedia of Presidents books. The book is 100 pages in length and written in fifth or sixth grade level.    It is published by Children’s Press, …

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Deborah, Barak, Sisera, and Jael

I meet weekly with a group for a half-hour devotional at my local Active Adult Center (Senior Center to most) and I usually include an inspirational story.  Today, however, I used the story straight from the pages of Judges 4 and 5.  Here it is: Now, here’s the story.  (from a story teller’s point of …

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Reoccurring Kittens

We all dream, right?  Sometimes dreams make sense and are something lingering in our subconscious mind, so I am told. Sometimes dreams turn into frightening scenes that awaken us in a drenching sweat.  Most of the time, our dreams are just plain silly. Last night I dreamed that our family had a cat that had …

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Write It When I’m Gone (book review)

Write It When I’m Gone:  Remarkable Off-the-record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford by Thomas M. DeFrank.  The edition I listened to was read by Scott Brick, a very good reader.  The book was unabridged and produced by Books On Tape on seven discs. I borrowed it from my local public library. The copyright year is …

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Mr. Tipster’s Long Sleep

The life of a hamster is rather short-lived.  A hamster owner should know from the very start that the relationship will be short so lavish all the love you can on your hammie while you can. On August 8th Mr. Tipster, my third hamster, was lively, ate from my hand and we had a delightful …

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