Zambora, Zec and Papa Bish

I love being a Papa but I must confess that I had a pretty good teacher. With the DuQuoin State Fair upon us, this one is for all the Papas out there who are making one insane memory at a time! Zambora the Gorilla Girl(DuQuoin, Illinois, circa 1993) There is no better grandfather in theContinue reading “Zambora, Zec and Papa Bish”

Recalling the DuQuoin State Fair

Thinking about the DuQuoin State Fair this morning. Generations of kids from DuQuoin literally grew up with this fair. We were it’s labor force. It was the biggest deal ever. I remember Sam the Candyman, Malone’s Taffy, First Heat dances, Car races, smoking hot days and nights, trotters, the Exhibition Hall, famous people walking throughContinue reading “Recalling the DuQuoin State Fair”

Rev. Shane’s 60ish Second Bible Stories for Kids: Jesus Walks on Water

Rev. Shane’s 60ish Second Bible Stories for Kids: Jesus Walks on Water

The Power of Prayer (In the Frozen Food Aisle)

The Power of Prayer (In the Frozen Food Aisle) (Sumner, Illinois, circa 1994)   In my five years as pastor of the Sumner/Beulah Charge, I seldom had time to visit our shut-ins with any regularity.  Sumner ran about 225 a Sunday and Beulah ran about 110; either congregation should have been a full time job. Continue reading “The Power of Prayer (In the Frozen Food Aisle)”