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Way too soon

They say it’s good to step out of your comfort zone. That’s how you learn. That’s where you grow.  OK, so this is really only a baby step. It’s something […]

Christmases two and three

Today was crazy fun as we had Christmases two and three. I picked up my son, daughter-in-law and grandkids at the airport last night and got home about 10 pm. […]

No gifts for you!

My wife and I stopped buying Christmas gifts for each other a long time ago. Why? Read on. It wasn’t always that way. Early on in our marriage we did […]

Grandpa Douthwaite

One of my favorite (but not too difficult) trivia questions to ask those who know me as William Douthwaite III is, “What is my grandfather’s name?” Without too much thought […]

Hanging out with Dad

I got the call last Wednesday night. My sister-in-law found Dad on the bathroom floor, confused and dehydrated. Tests at the hospital revealed kidney failure. The doctor spoke in terms […]

Wait for it – Matthew 1:24-25

“When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a […]

See all the people

            I did a funeral service today for the brother of a dear member. I had visited, talked and prayed with him a number of […]

Five is very good

Last night my wife, my three children and myself were at supper together for the first time since Christmas. My son’s been at St. Louis at the seminary, my older […]