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It is fall, y’all

It is three weeks past the official start of autumn.  September 23rd to be exact.  In this part of the world, that does not really ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Saturday, October 21, 2023 9:43 pm

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“Relax, Refresh, and Refocus”

It has been a day of big decisions. What do I want to eat for breakfast? For lunch? For dinner? What color t-shirt do I ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, October 16, 2023 1:38 pm



My father handed me the check written on the Bank of Cottonwood. It was made out to me in the amount of $750 and I ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, October 2, 2023 2:17 pm


I have had enough.

I sat down on the bus after the Auburn – California game at Berkely.  It was near midnight and my team had just pulled out ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, September 25, 2023 10:00 am


Points to Ponder: Hope

I am not sure when I understood the meaning of Advent.  The Baptist Church I grew up in did not celebrate Advent.  That was over ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:47 am


Shave and a Haircut.  Two Bits

I climbed up on the board placed over the two arms of the barber chair.  The old gentleman pumped the chair to raise me up ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Thursday, November 17, 2022 9:24 am


Beulah Land

Over my many years of playing the organ and piano in church, one of my favorite times was on Sunday evening at the Presbyterian Church ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:30 am

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Who taught you to pray?

Our most kind and gracious heavenly Father”. I remember those words as a young child in my home church. First Baptist Church of Cottonwood, Alabama. ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 9:20 am

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Room Temperature

The American comedian Steven Wright once said, “it does not make a difference what temperature a room is, it is always room temperature”. Given the ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:39 am

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It is not over until it is over

When your children grow up and have their own families, there are precious few occasions that you get to spend extended periods of time together. ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:58 pm

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