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His Harvest

The wheat harvest is a part of many a young person’s life if he or she is from rural southwest Oklahoma. A means of summer employment for just a few months as the harvest makes its way north … more

Going home!

Thank You, Lord for the rain! Let’s talk about the home place some more. Here in Oklahoma, many of us have a place in our family that we think of as the home place. For some of you, it may … more

Baptized below Flat Top

Here’s how Tom tells it in a letter to his Pa who lived on a place near San Angelo: Hey, Pa! I’ve got somethin’ to tell ya! Now, understand, we was movin’ a herd of cows … more

My son had an accident on school property and no, I won’t sue

Last week my son had an accident at school on the playground. He fell on the monkey bars and fractured his nose in a couple of places and got about 14 stitches. The first thing someone asked me was … more

Summer break is here - and it started at the normal time!

The last day of school has arrived and on the one hand I’m thinking how has it gone by so fast, and on the other hand, I’m thinking has it really only been a year? I am grateful for … more

School ends in less than a month

One morning this week while the kids were getting ready for school I flopped down on the couch and said, “I can’t wait ‘til school is out for the summer.” One of them … more

Live for Jesus!

Let me dig down in the story archives and tell you ‘bout a feller that fills the bill. Ole’ Slim worked hard all his life. All he seemed to know was punchin’ cows and fixin’ … more

God has best plan

Yep, go with God’s plan. I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but I need it again! It’s a good thing His ways are not our ways. And when we try to figure out what God is doing, it … more

Both feet in!

There was a time when it seemed most everyone I encountered acknowledged there was a God. I’ve told the story before about visiting with a friend who was “lost” and he knew it. … more

Ask legislators to oppose deregulation of Big Ag polluters

The people of Oklahoma voted against so-called the Right to Farm ballot measure by 58-42% in November 2016. Now Oklahoma House Bill 1628 is another attempt to stop tracking and holding … more

Hot iron!

Please be in prayer for folks affected by this pandemic. Some get it and they come out good, but others get it and it’s a tough deal. Life is precious. We need to do all we can. Pray and act … more

Listen to God, do that!

Most of us would like to have a re-do for the year 2020. If this year was 20/20, I’ll just keep wearing glasses! It seems that so many things went haywire. Pandemic, loss of loved ones, … more

Letter to the Editor

Why are Oklahoma legislators cutting citizens out of the political process? Senator John Haste (Republican - Broken Arrow) pre-filed legislation to make it harder for voters to gather signatures … more

I send my Son!

What is Christmas really all about? Well, I reckon it can start off like this: It’s about a young unmarried girl named Mary and her fiancé, a feller named Joseph, who were informed by an … more

In line to see Jesus

It’s just downright amazing to me the things that goes on every year that is connected with Christmas, when we ought to be celebrating the birth of Jesus! (Yes, I’ve been here before). … more

Jake Spoon choices

I recently watched Lonesome Dove again. Let’s look into Jake Spoon again. Y’all remember the Hat Creek Cattle Company with Captain Woodrow Call and Captain Augustus McCrae. There were … more

Four words

Thanksgiving. It’s time! Is it just another holiday? Should we be thankful? Are you thankful for your many blessings? To whom are you thankful? There was a man who was paid well for the … more

Protect yourself against financial scammers

It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so … more

Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

Salutatorian address to AHS Class of 2020

Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for watching tonight’s graduation ceremony. I want to start my speech by thanking all the administrators. Thousands of graduates across the world are not … more
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