Author Archives: Tom Long

Kayaking From Bill Smith Park

Now that our house is built we can go back to doing the things that make island life worthwhile. Admittedly, the beach is the number one attraction for us. But we also enjoy quietly paddling around the neighborhood waterways. In … Continue reading

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Jesus Didn’t Fall for It. Why Should We?

It is heartbreaking to hear on the news that there are pastors who will encourage their parishioners to risk death in order to attend Easter services. In Matthew 4:5-7 Jesus was tempted in the wilderness to risk death to prove … Continue reading

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For Those Tears I Died

Fifty years ago churches had just begun to open their worship experiences to allow young people to express their faith through “folk hymns”. This is a song from that era. As you listen to it, imagine long-haired kids sitting cross-legged … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Crabby

Joy and I were feeling a bit cooped up, so we ran to the gas station to get a paper on our golf cart. Then we just toodled around the neighborhood. We have a several little parks I think of … Continue reading

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No Church for Me

If the video won’t play for you, please click here. I’m a retired senior. Friday, I received an email from our pastor saying that, for now, we would not be holding services at the church building but would receive our … Continue reading

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