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A Blessed Life (25) All the years of my life have been marked and blessed by the churches in my life. They provided foundation, formation and fellowship that are woven into the fabric of my being. Salem Church of Christ was home for me from birth to age 13.There I was grounded in the scriptures….

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A Blessed Life (24) A new era of blessing was about to unfold. With a clear wake up call from my banker’s question about running away from God, I began to look for God’s leading. Running from God was like running an uphill obstacle course, and I was tired of running in the wrong direction….

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A Blessed Life (23) Just prior to ending the second season of ministry at Fisherville we had our third child. Stephen was born on August 12, 1970. I was out of town preaching in a revival meeting, and a dear lady at Fisherville was with Colleen when Stephen came into this world. I now add…

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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…