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Devon Allman & Donavon Frankenreiter
See it All ´╗┐American Tour
Fri. August 25th Kent Stage

On August 25, we made our first visit to The Kent Stage. We were there for the Devon Allman and Donavon Frankenreiter – See it All ´╗┐American Tour. My daughter had given me two front row seats for my birthday. I’ll add a basic review next week. For now, here is what the concert was:…

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Visit to Ohio Amish Country and David Warther Carvings

Last week we traveled out to Amish Country in Ohio for a nice weekend away. We visited Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Millersberg, Berlin, and Dover. On Saturday, we toured the David Warther Carvings museum. Debbie had been many years ago and she knew I’d enjoy it. I most definitely did. I had only heard of David…

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Karate man smashing cement slab, symbolizing me smashing goals and barriers.

Smashing Barriers, Setting Goals

But my number one goal, my mission in life, is to glorify God in everything that I do and all that I am. As 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That’s it. That is my mission. God has assigned that mission to me (and to all followers of Jesus) and I have chosen to accept that mission.

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Search Me, God

But because I want to glorify God, and to honor Him with everything I do, I invite Him to search my heart, my thoughts, every single day. The things I’m anxious about, the times when anxiety or even depression seem to overwhelm me, I want God to see those thoughts so that He can handle them for me.

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How August 18, 1973 Changed My World

I have many new friends who probably have never seen this and/or don’t know why my birthday (yesterday, August 17) is always so bittersweet for me. It’s hard to believe it has been 48 years since that fateful morning. I can remember those details so clearly. It really doesn’t seem possible it was that long ago.

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I completed a 5k!

It’s been a minute since I last posted an update on my weight loss journey.
Last September I made a major commitment to change things drastically.

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I Used To Wander

Psalms 119: 66-68 I believe in your commands, now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. I was raised in the church. I was dedicated to the service of…

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I’m Back!

It has been a very long time since I last wrote anything. I did not trust myself to write and to be pleasing to and honoring God. It seemed that everything I read on social media was about politics, and some of the things being said made my blood boil. And the sad part was what many of my Christian friends were writing.

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Photo of sand running through an hourglass.

Words of Wisdom – Turning 60 – Part 2

Here are my 10 “Words of Wisdom” that I have learned so far in my 60 years of life. These ten things are what I wish to leave as my legacy. Let me know what you would add to this list or what you would have different on your list. I’d genuinely like to know. Even though I’m 60, I’m not finished learning.

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Photo of sand running through an hourglass.

Turning 60? How Did THIS Happen?

I turned 60 a couple of days ago and that has me thinking. It seems that I should be able to have 10 “words of wisdom” to leave for my kids and grandkids. The following is what I came up with for my list.

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