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Kids & Songs

One of the greatest ways to bond with an infant or toddler is to sing to them. My wife and I just started has relief houseparents which means our job is to watch the kids for a week while the … Continue reading

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It Ain’t My Fault

It Ain’t My Fault by Brothers Osborne My wife and I just heard this song for the first time and instantly thought of it as the perfect theme song for our cottage at the children’s home where we work. But … Continue reading

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Measuring Character

   Cafe on the Corner by Sawyer Brown I was thumbing through some old CD’s the other day and came across one that I could really relate to. I hadn’t listened to a Sawyer Brown CD in years, but one … Continue reading

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The Heart of My Song 

I’ve written several songs about all sorts of things most of them are just goofy. This is a song I wrote for my wife. I wrote it a couple of weeks ago, but she has never seen it or heard … Continue reading

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To My Mother

I wrote this poem during the winter of 1992-93 while I was living in Hull, IA. I came across it last week when I was picking up a couple items from the house where mom has lived since I was … Continue reading

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I walk in your shadow by Ray Mancini

This is one of my favorite poems about the influence a man has on his son. It was written for Father’s Days back in 1976. Ray Mancini was a great boxer and the son of a boxer. The movie “The Good … Continue reading

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When it rains; it pours

It’s raining again; perhaps I should say, still. If it lets up at all, it’s not for long. The grass in my yard it getting long, but the rain doesn’t stop long enough for it to dry so I can … Continue reading

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Danny Debacker, a short life, but very well lived

Last Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 my cousin’s son, Danny Debacker, was killed in a tragic car accident along with his best friend, Andy Adams.  I didn’t know Danny well. The last time I saw him was at his graduation from … Continue reading

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Loving a Sayers

This Poem was inspired when my brother left his wife on Valentine’s Day to live with his  girlfriend, Margaret, in the area of Chicago.   I wanted to warn her what she was getting into. Sure it is written facetiously, but … Continue reading

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Thank God for the Church

Sometimes we can be so sidetracked by the imperfections of the church that we forget the blessing we have through our Christian family. In virtually every prayer I say or I have heard, we offer God our thanks for the … Continue reading

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