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  • The Quiet Faith of Hank Hill

    “King of the Hill”, which ran from 1997 through 2010, is remembered for a number of things: propane and propane accessories; the fictional but somehow seemingly real Texas city of Arlen; just how “not right” Hank felt his son Bobby was; Peggy’s feet, Cotton’s shins, and Hank’s behind; and how refreshing a cool Alamo was, preferably sipped while standing in the back alley with a group friends and saying “yup” or “I’ll tell you what” as a sign of mutual satisfaction with life.
    One thing that has long stood out to me, however, is Hank’s inherent and strong Christian faith.

  • Lent 2020, Day 39: It is finished.

    With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

  • Lent 2020, Day 38: The dark night of Jesus’ Soul.

    “We all try to accept with some sort of submission our afflictions when they actually arrive. But the prayer in Gethsemane shows that the preceding anxiety is equally God’s will and equally part of our human destiny. The perfect Man experienced it. And the servant is not greater than the master. We are Christians, not Stoics.”

  • Lent 2020, Day 28: Psalms of Lament.

    Once again, I’m turning to my Uncle Curtis for some wise teaching.

  • Lent 2020, Day 23: No one’s immune to problems.

    I felt encouraged by Pastor Rick Warren’s message this weekend dealing with trials in life- including the COVID-19 pandemic- and I hope you will, too.

  • Lent 2020, Day 20: Get Confident, Stupid!

    Hi, I’m Troy McClure. You might remember me from such self-help films as, “Smoke Yourself Thin” and, “Get Confident, Stupid”.

  • Lent 2020, Day 18: A particular pastor’s perspective on the present problem- COVID-19.

    This is about protecting the vulnerable in our society. This is about being true to who we are as Christians, putting others before ourselves.

  • Lent 2020, Third Sunday: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

    What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms?
    I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

  • Lent 2020, Day 11: Christ & Coronavirus.

    In the midst of life, and medical tests, and Taco Bell parking lots, and Route 22, and Coronavirus, there is Jesus, and “Him crucified.”

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    Throwback Thursday: Let it be.

    Note: This post first appeared at my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on October 4, 2010. ~Alisha       I’m sitting in the local diner writing this on my laptop, the…