Posts from March 2013

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Snow Day

by Jeff Stratton

It was interesting to awake this morning to 7 inches of snow. Initially, I pulled the covers up and thought, “There has got to be something really big that gets me out of this bed!” Surprisingly, there was. I remembered that one of my favorite things to do with snow in the past was to […]

Fear

by Jeff Stratton

It is said that the bible contains 365 admonitions to “fear not”. I have never really counted them but I will take other people at their word. That sounds about right to me, one “fear not” for every day of the year. Last night all the news casts were heralding an early sping snow that […]

March Madness

by Jeff Stratton

I have watched a fair amount of basketball in the last several days. There have been a tremendous number of “upsets” in this year’s tourney. In fact, I read where Yahoo had about 4 million brackets filled by sports fans across the nation. After just 16 games, (there are 52 played in the first week) […]

Just Thinking

by Jeff Stratton

Today is an interesting day in my mind. I had what I consider a good doctor’s appointment on Monday. My new neurosurgeon said, “You are an interesting case but, an interesting case in Medicine isn’t a good thing.” I hold out some hope for a resolution to the lower leg nerve issue but it will […]

March 17, 2013

by Jeff Stratton

Today is St Patricks Day, the wearin’ of the green. A simple Irish blessing for today: May your troubles be less And, your blesssings be more, And may much happiness, Come through your door! Happy Lord’s Day.  Pastor Jeff

2013 – Monday, March 11

by Jeff Stratton

We are here. Of course we are, wherever you are, it is always here. We had a wonderful welcome from our friends last night after we had travelled several hours from Ashville N.C. and the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate is still owned by a descendant of the original builder, George Washington Vanderbilt II. It […]

2013 – Friday, March 8

by Jeff Stratton

On this date in 1983, then President Ronald Reagan declared the former USSR “an Evil Empire”. I remember the stir that elicited in the press around the world. Many news people were very quick to jump on Reagan’s statement because of the blatant use of a religious term, “evil”. I also remember talking one afternoon […]

2013 Thursday, March 07

by Jeff Stratton

Gayle and I are getting ready to travel south to South Carolina in a couple of days. We will be spending several days with our dear friends David and Renee Dugger. I owe them a house blessing and it has been several months since we saw them at their son Aaron’s wedding. Many of you […]

2013 Wednesday, March 06

by Jeff Stratton

Snow Day…I can remember as a student in high school how much a snow day meant. While officials had determined that the roads were too dangerous to go to school, we never felt it was too dangerous to grab the toboggan and head to the soap box derby track in Fort Wayne and sled with […]

2013 Monday, March 04

by Jeff Stratton

Today is the start of a new week and today we should look with anticipation at the opportunities before us instead of having a wordly view that looks at the start of a week as something to dread. Take a look at many Facebook pages and you will see people starting a week off with dread, fear […]