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Larry, Darryl, and Darryl

By: Waylon Bailey ~ I loved the Newhart show. That sitcom had an amazing number of characters, three of which were brothers named Larry, Darryl, and Darryl. Larry almost always spoke and introduced themselves in this way: “I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl and this is my other brother Darryl.” Whenever I think of…

I Want to Live Happily Ever After

I’ve met plenty of people who are unhappy, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to be happy. Every couple I’ve counseled with before marriage had every intention of being happy. That’s why the ending of Cinderella is so appealing. The idea that we can do anything and live happily ever after strikes us…

You Can Do It!

“But it’s always too soon to give up on God. . . .Whatever your Father calls you to do, he will empower you to do. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).”–Jim Denison. “When we work, we work; but when we pray, God works”–Max Lucado. “God will do nothing on…

“I Think I’ll Run Away”

I have grandchildren home with us this week–eight and four years old and we’re having a ball. Each night I get to read books. Last night I read “A Baby Sister for Frances.” It’s a delightful book about the big sister, Frances, who is feeling a little bit left out. Everything comes to a head…

I Have Tools!

This week we are enjoying having our out-of-town grandchildren and their parents with us. Reagan is eight and all girl. Luke is four and all boy. They are both all fun. Last week I face timed with them and talked about what we would do special this week. I discussed what I’m doing around the…

It’s Not Your Knife or Your Gun; It’s Your Heart

You may have heard there was a knife attack in Japan yesterday, killing as many as 15 people and injuring as many as 45 others. Has the world gone mad? The attacks have come too quickly and in too many locations to really be able to keep up with what’s happened. We’ve had attacks with…

What Can You Do When You Can’t Change Anything?

By: Waylon Bailey ~ We’ve all been there. We know how this feels. It’s frustrating, and it is often overwhelming. What do you do when events are completely out of your control? You’ve heard many people talk about it in exasperation. Events have overwhelmed them– – events over which they have no power. They can’t…

I Am Praying for Law Enforcement Families

I am praying for law enforcement officers, and I hope you are too. One of the law-enforcement families I know lives out of my area. Like so many others, they are struggling with this unprecedented time in American history. As I think of these families, I am having difficulty imagining what they are saying to…

Can You Live Unplugged?

From 6 PM Monday until Tuesday noon I alternated intense feelings. I went from panic to ecstasy and relaxation. I was amazed at the alternating deep emotions. All these emotions were caused by the same event. My cell phone had been either lost or stolen. I didn’t know which one. As I tried to piece…

It’s Different Now

We all know things are different. We can feel it all around us. In my opinion not even the 60s were like this. While there were riots and police officers were often called “pigs,” I don’t remember anything like what we are feeling and seeing today. I spent the weekend with two of my grandsons….