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March 31, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/31/2006 03:51:00 PM




March 29, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/29/2006 07:48:00 PM
Darla and I celebrated our nineteenth anniversary today by spending the morning at the hospital. Usually it’s me that has the MRI or CT scan, but today it was her turn. She had chest pains, but the doc thinks it was nothing. Still, he’s a good doc and leaves no stone unturned.

Not even a three hour back-up in the waiting room could dampen our time together. We took a trip down memory lane, remembering God’s blessings, like the birth of our first child. See, we tried for four years to have a baby, but we couldn’t seem to carry one to term.

I know, you are probably thinking Darla is only fourteen years old, judging from the picture, but I promise that the old girl was twenty-eight. This was the day, fifteen years ago that we brought Caleb home. Little did we know that she was going to be a baby factory for the next two years!

I love you sweetie.

Thank you for putting up with me for all these years.

March 27, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/27/2006 06:41:00 PM
Over the years, I’ve found no more powerful teaching technique than story-telling to impart truth to teens, or people of any age. I suppose that could be why Jesus used parables to illustrate the life changing truths we hold so dear.

I came across a superb example of teaching through fiction over at Michele Archer’s blog, -My Christian Writing Thingy-. The topic of Jesus birth is fascinating, but so is the way she used her story to impart truth.

Well done Michelle!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Parts 4 & 5

Part 6

Part 7 & 8

Parts 9 & 10

Parts 11 - 16
March 23, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/23/2006 01:59:00 PM
At least I’m still breathing and that’s not bad. I won’t bore you with what ills have found residence in my system, because I don’t really know myself. This unknown bug is like a house guest that refuses to leave. And like anything else, it reminds me of a funny (true) story.

Mr. and Mrs. K. had a bible study that met in their home. One of the guests was a large young woman, a bit on the homely side. The other ladies, being more mature in the Lord, took her under their wings, helping her to remain strong, saving herself for marriage.

And so, the drama went on for weeks until the homely young woman brought her boyfriend to the Bible Study. “We are engaged to be married!” she said, and announced that he agreed to wait until their wedding night.

Everyone went home rejoicing after the study, except for the young couple. They sat there, hand in hand, cooing and laughing the hours away, like the young couple in love they were. But, the hour had grown late, and Mr. K. losing his patience, said goodnight and went to bed. Mrs. K. watched her husband go, hoping the homely young couple would take the hint, but they did not.

Time droned on in slow motion, the young couple seemed in their own little world. Mrs. K. dropped one hint after another, each growing in strength, but her words could not reach them. So intent on each other, the young couple was, that they did not notice that Mr. K. had returned.

“Mrs. K., are you coming to bed?” He said gruffly, standing there, BUCK-NAKED, for the whole world to see! Eyes wide, the young couple scurried from the house, as Mrs. and Mr. K. laughed their butts off.

As life is stranger than fiction, so is this story. Fate was against the young couple and they soon broke up. Only then did they learn that the homely young woman was not all she, or should I say, HE was not the woman he professed to be.

March 08, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/08/2006 06:05:00 PM
While I try to get over whatever this is that’s dogging me, I thought I’d share my favorite scripture.

John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

The Lord willing, I’ll see you in a few days.
March 01, 2006
posted by David Meigs at 3/01/2006 02:55:00 PM


I got my copy of A FAMILY FOREVER a week ago, but it was immediately snatched out of my hands. My wife took one look at the cover and felt her heart strings tugging.

“Can I have a peek at it first?”

“Sure honey.”

That was the last I saw of her until she finished it. I was completely left to do for myself. I had to cook dinner AND do the laundry too (sympathy appreciated).

At bedtime, she announced that she was finished reading it. I could tell from the look on her face, she wanted to tell me all about it.

“Shhh, not a word; I’m going to read it in the morning.”

She smiled, “That’s what you think; Caleb’s got it.”

“Ok..., does he know it’s a ROMANCE?”

“He’s already on chapter two.”

We both laughed.

I knew I was in for something special. It took a couple days, but I finally got my turn. I was hooked on the first page, but it quickly grew into an obsession. The same heart strings that tugged at my wife, took me captive also.

Brenda Coulter’s A FAMILY FOREVER scores five stars. Masterfully written, lovable characters and nail-biting drama make this book the page turner it is.

Get a copy for yourself and an extra for everyone else. You might want to order a pizza too.

Order the book from Amazon

Visit Brenda Coulter’s website