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Charlie was my first friend

Today is a sad day. I learned that an old childhood friend had died. He was a year younger and lived across the street. He was chubby and funny and since I was older, I got to boss him around a little. We played together under his trailer, where the cats did their business, and ran through hay pastures. We rummage through barns and climbed tree houses together. We hunted crayfish in the stream that ran behind my house. Charlie was my first friend and one I shall never forget. He never accomplished the feat of staying overnight with me. Home sick, Charlie would jump out of the bed and run across the street at midnight. Every year, when I returned to my hometown, I would search for Charlie. It

The best way to ride out a storm

“And when he got into a boat, his disciples followed him.” Matthew 8:23 ESV All the world is a stage. Never has that old saying been truer than in today’s world. Video cameras stare us down at every turn, recorders record our words when we least expect it and the internet is readily available to send what we have done and said around the world with the click of a computer key. We’d all better be on our best behavior. And time doesn’t lessen the offense. We are all now libel for what we did in junior high. I’m so glad they didn’t have all this surveillance when I was growing up. A camera in the classroom would have been enough to put me away for twenty to life. To Jesus, and those who follow

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