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Punishment II

By Joe Rector Most folks work for a living. It’s time-consuming and demanding each and every day of the work week. Some people also must put in overtime to complete…

Punishment I

By Joe Rector I witnessed my daughter’s disciplining of my grandson the other day, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. Oh, I took plenty of corrective measures as far as…

The trees in our lives

By Joe Rector A trip to middle Tennessee showed just how much damage the recent snow and ice storms have caused. The roadsides along Interstate 40 were littered with limbs…

Finding a Winning Tradition

By Joe Rector Folks can get their hackles up over a variety of things. Sometimes it’s the result of an argument with friends. Nothing causes tempers to flare quicker than…

Listening to Music

By Joe Rector Recently, I rode in a van with fellow workers back from a trip to deliver cars to Nashville. At some point, I started listening to my iPod…

Old Time Cold Cures

By Joe Rector Everywhere I go this winter, I run into folks who are wheezing and sniffing and sneezing and coughing. This year seems to have brought with it plenty…

I know it’s not raining

By Joe Rector Yes, I’m an impatient person; over the years, that shortcoming has been worked on  until my exasperation over things that don’t come in “my time” has eased.…

Farewell, my good friend

By Joe Rector I am beyond hurt; perhaps the shock of the matter hasn’t yet ended. All I know is that my heart is broken and I can do nothing…

I’m Proud of My Daddy

By Joe Rector Church is always a place where memories come flooding. I sit there and recall so many things, from my Mother seated in the second pew and praying…

Driving Rules Review

By Joe Rector My job as a shuttler for Avis Budget has placed me in the midst of some of the heaviest traffic and worst drivers in the area. I…