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Friday, November 16, 2018

A Pastor’s Ponderings

The predawn sky had just a hint of gray in preparation for sunrise as we left the hotel in Vicksburg headed to Oklahoma for a wedding. Overnight rain left the air clean and fresh-smelling even though the humidity was heavy as a steam room in the gym. It looked like we...
By Rev. Pete Hyde He sits at the bar slowly turning his wedding ring only stopping to reach for the drink sitting in a pool of condensation and melted ice.  The words race through his mind. “What happened ?  How did I end up here? I thought I had it...
by Reverend Pete Hyde LaRue, Ar Beaver LakeIt was the summer of 1968.  The base model 1963 Chrysler Newport (the only options...

“Just Sayin”

Enjoy Spoken Word at 30A Songwriter Radio Join us every fourth Monday of the month at 8pm as we speak our minds...
By Rev. J. Pete Hyde Before the sun is even thinking about coming up, it finds its way to the driveway.   All...

Sean Dietrich – Story

By Sean Dietrich Then, he met her. She’d moved to town to teach school. When he saw her at church, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. He approached her with an idea. I drove four hours to meet the editor of a big-city newspaper. I walked into a large office...

People

By Sean Dietrich Colatta is her name. She and I are in the elevator together. She is pushing a large cart of cleaning supplies and mini shampoos. Colatta is short, cheery. She’s wearing scrubs. She is pure Alabama. She has an accent that won’t quit, and wears a War Eagle...
A Lesson From Bob Gibson: Facing Tough Competition By Kirk McCarley Having spent the better part of this millennium in St. Louis I became an avid follower of the Cardinals. Time spent at the current Busch Stadium and its predecessor was a slice of baseball heaven. St. Louis boasts one of the...

Reaching Down

By Rev. Pete Hyde It was the spring of 1963. He was eight years old. His father, a career Air Force man, had been assigned to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and had gone ahead of the family to find a place for them to live before they made the trip. The...

Pastors Pondering

A Pastor’s Ponderings By Rev. Pete Hyde He stands before a large, empty, stark, white canvas with paints and brushes at the ready.  It is time to create.  With the skill of a master artist, he begins to paint.  He starts with a pure blue and brushes the top of the...

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