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    PRAISE 106.5 DJ - Morning Show

    The Morning Show may end at 10am each weekday, but the fun continues on our blog! We’ll continue the daily conversation here as well as share what’s going on in our lives and hear from you about what’s going on in your lives! You’ll also get the inside scoop of all our off air fun!

 

Lessons From A Horse

I’m an avid outdoorsman. I love being out in the ‘garden’ God has given mankind. Although in a fallen state, it’s still spectacular, and my experiences have taught me that it can be scary too. A couple of weeks ago Sharon and I spent 5 days with friends... Read more...

Our Anniversary... Guess How Many Years

Boy, how time flies. My wife Sharon and I just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. Actually, you could say our 66th anniversary. You see, when we got married, our pastor wrote the wrong date on the marriage certificate and so we actually have 2 anniversaries each year. It’s amazing that that much time has passed. I have to give my wife all the credit. I’ve lived with myself my whole life, it isn’t always easy, yet she has done so with wonderful grace all this time. Read more...

Has Spring, Sprung?

Probably depends on who you ask. For some, the rise of the crocus or the budding of the rhododendron has signaled the much anticipated arrival of Spring. For others, the thermometer hasn’t reached that special temperature of “just right”! Spring is a time of re-birth and fresh starts. Read more...

The Joy of the Lord

Well, Christmas and New Years are a thing of the past. I hope yours was as full of joy as mine was. This season really got me thinking about the Joy of the Lord and how the Bible says "our strength". Ever wonder why our own joy isn't mentioned as our strength? My celebration of the happiest time of the year, while very joyful, kept intersecting with sadness. Read more...

Another Bump In The Road of Life

Bumps in the road of life…we all have them. Isn’t it funny how we rarely see them coming at us even though we know they will sooner than later Read more...

In A Room Full of 6-Year-Olds

Well, summer is over, kids are back in school, and until next June my wife and I are returning to this thing we call a “normal routine.” You see Sharon is a first grade teacher... Read more...

A Mother’s Love

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day set aside to say “Thanks!” for the bazillion things moms do for us. A one day celebration seems lacking considering all we should be thankful for!  

Does your mom live nearby or are you separated by distance? Perhaps the most amazing thing about a mom is that even when she’s not close by, most of us ‘feel’ our mother’s love for us, as if she is right beside us.  

For the last 16 years, my mother lived just down the street. I had the joy of spending time with her in her later years.  This year though, I won’t be buying her a gift. She went home to our Heavenly Father on New Year’s Eve.   But, I have to say, I can still feel her love in spite of the separation.  And that’s all it is, a short time of separation chalked full of sorrow and delightful memories. It is a time that will pass quicker than I think.
   
So, this weekend, will you celebrate your mom with all the gusto you have?  Let her know how much you appreciate her sacrifices for you. Don’t let the opportunity pass.  Time is marching on, join the parade!

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Has There Been Some Pruning In Your Life Recently?

Is spring really here or is today’s sunshine just a tease of things to come? I don’t know the answer to that question, but my roses seem to. My wife, Sharon, always tells me it’s time to prune the roses on President’s Day. Well, yesterday I headed out to prune our roses and discovered I may be too late!  They seem to think most of winter is over. Read more...

A Favor to Ask

My Daughter-in-law, Aimee, just loves anything Christmas. It’s fun to watch her eyes light up around the holiday. Perhaps you feel that way or someone you love does.  Read more...

When Life Hangs In the Balance

I just recently returned from an incredible experience with my two sons. The three of us joined a friend who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, on a hunting trip to Alaska’s North Slope. That’s 9 hours of driving north of Fairbanks, landing us well above the Arctic Circle. What an incredible place!  It felt surreal. There are no trees and no bushes. Nothing more than 6 inches tall unless it’s man-made. We were all amazed how beautiful the sunrise and moonrise were. It was an experience none of us will forget.  Read more...
  • John 16:33

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Read More
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  • The Reality Of Our Times

    Many of us are still grappling with the terrorist shooting in Ottawa yesterday at the Parliament Bldg; it does shake you to the realities of the world we live in. It was a situation that could have been much worse. It is not farfetched to conclude there are more treacherous Read More

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    sharon said "good article thank you for posting your thought s from yesterday God bless you all" Join the Discussion!
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