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A Blessed Life (21) For nearly three years I pastored the Church of Christ in Fisherville, Kentucky. It is a stretch to say I pastored, but I preached and worked and learned a lot. Besides the work of ministry, I enrolled in Louisville Bible College. Most all the professors were, or had been full time…

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A Blessed Life (22) In 1970 our family left Fisherville and headed for Winchester, Kentucky. We were going back to the familiar campus of Southeastern Christian College. I was taking a position as registrar and student recruiter. With two young children under the age of three, we settled in a small two story apartment in…

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A Blessed Life (20) Eager to do something besides going to school I abandoned plans for Georgetown College. We packed and moved to Louisville on the whim that I might get a job teaching in a Christian school. Perhaps they would let me finish my degree while I taught. Such was not the case, so…

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A Blessed Life (19) As my freshman year at Southeastern Christian College was unfolding, my relationship with Colleen was growing more serious. When the year ended in May, I bought a ring and asked her to marry me. We were both eighteen at the time, and when we married in August of 1965, she was…

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A Blessed Life (18) They call it commencement. It is an exciting time. One phase of life is ending and the future holds both adventure and uncertainly. When I graduated from Harrison County High School in May of 1964, I could never have imagined the direction my life would take. Many ideas had run through…

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A Blessed Life (17) My dad had a way of saying a lot without using very many words. I remember some of the things he impressed on me in just that way. One memory stands out clearly in my mind to this day. It was junior-senior prom; the night when you plan on staying out…

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A Blessed Life (16) Friday afternoons during my senior year found me thinking about the three o’clock bell beckoning the end of another week of school. It was around two o’clock on Friday, November 22, 1963, that our sixth period class was interrupted by an announcement over the intercom. The principal solemnly announced that President…

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A Blessed Life (15) After two and a half years attending school at Bourbon County High, and six and a half in elementary school, there was a change in January of 1963. We were moving back to Harrison County where I had lived the first seven years of my life. I would be enrolling mid-term…

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My years in high school were filled with really good times and my memories are many. Basketball games every Tuesday and Friday from December through March were regular events on our calendar. Back then a Wednesday or Sunday game was rare, if not totally unheard of. Those days were reserved for the church. We lived…

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A Blessed Life (13) I admire people who have a sense of direction for their lives. They seem to be clearly focused on their goals. During my teenage years I vacillated between being an auctioneer, radio announcer, or a forest ranger. I loved public speaking; I composed sermons, but never seriously saw myself as a…