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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

This post is the fifth in a series, “Lessons from my Father, Lewis Marler,” who lived from 1921-1998. Most people who knew my father would say he had a gentle spirit.  Never was that more evident in the way he loved and related to children, the elderly, and to persons who were sick.  In this […]

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This post is the fourth in a series, “Lessons from my Father, Lewis Marler,” who lived from 1921-1998. My father and I shared the love of sports when I was growing up. We tossed a football in our yard on a regular basis.  He taught me how to catch a football and baseball. We went […]

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A Timely Visit

This post is part of a series, “Lessons from my Father, Lewis Marler.” One of the earliest memories I have of my father was when I was about four years old. My father, mother, sister, and I were eating dinner in our kitchen. My Dad and Mom were talking and I heard my Dad say, […]

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Hearing Your Call

This post is the second part of a series, “Lessons from my Father, Lewis Marler.” My father, Albert “Lewis” Marler, was born on July 23, 1921 and died on May 26, 1998. He was the youngest of seven children, and raised in rural Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.  His father, Robert S. Marler, was a Baptist preacher […]

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I recently completed a 40-day series on my Simplicity Journey which was an effort to start living more responsibly, more intentionally, and more meaningfully.  That journey for me continues. I will add to it in the weeks ahead. Today I am starting a new series of articles entitled “Lessons from my Father.”  I will write […]

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Easter Means — Day 40

Easter Sunday is a day of celebration of the resurrection of Jesus for those of us in the Christian world. Some quotes I love about Easter include: This is the Easter message, that awakening is possible, to the goodness of God, the sacredness of human life, the sisterhood and brotherhood of all.  (Anne Lamott) The […]

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If You Have Ever — Day 39

If you have ever had a catastrophic event happen in your life where everything was fine one day, and the next day your life was changed forever, you understand. If you have ever loved someone with your whole heart and s/he died suddenly without warning and you lived in shock and numbness for weeks, months, […]

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New Clothes — Day 38

I grew up in the Baptist church as the son and grandson of Baptist ministers. Of course, Easter was the big day of the Christian church year when we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.  I heard the story so often growing up that unfortunately, I took it for granted. As a preacher’s kid, I also […]

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