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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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Even Now/music video
Mom was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer on March 13, 2008, a date I will always remember.  Those were dark days, and we survived on prayer.  After chemo and radiation treatments, the cancer is in remission.  In the ...
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Miracle on the Hudson (Update)
The flight crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 is not talking about the Miracle on the Hudson since the NTSB is investigating the accident.  One detail I noticed since I wrote about the ditching is that complete aircraft engine ...
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Seven Died Today (Update)
Two years ago this Saturday, seven U.S. marines and sailors were killed in Iraq when their medical evacuation helicopter was shot down over Iraq.  You can send their families a message by visiting each crewmember's online ...
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An American Missionary
Gustavo Renovalez is a talented musician, singer, and songwriter from Argentina.  He is an American missionary and ministers to the Hispanic population around Louisville, Kentucky.  Together with wife Iby, he leads the ...
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Friends in Discovery
The most spectacular event I’ve witnessed is the evening launch of the space shuttle Discovery.  And, someone I knew was in the pilot seat.  That made it even more intense and dramatic for me and two friends, John and his ...
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Tragedy in Buffalo
I woke up this morning to the terrible news about the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 during approach to landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  They say bad things happen in three’s, and this was ...
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02/13/2009
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A Gallant Vessel
Ray is shackled to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  Frequently he fights to draw a breath through the ever-present oxygen hose draped around his head and hanging slightly below his nose.  Despite all this, Ray may ...
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Memorial Day
During most years, more than 100 patients die at the 300-bed Thomson Hood Veterans’ Center. Every year, a Memorial Day service is conducted in the multipurpose room for those veterans. The administrator, chaplains and recreation ...
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Medical Aide Man
During visits to dad in the Eisenhower Unit, a ward for demented veterans, I met many men with interesting backgrounds.  In addition to Ray—who served on a famous World War II destroyer and insists he spent the day with ...
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Nephew Eddie
  Eddie, Marion’s nephew, is a towering, husky man in his 40’s with thick brown hair and a neatly trimmed moustache. His deep, baritone voice is accented with the same Kentucky twang as his Uncle Marion’s voice.  I had ...
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Baby Sister Savannah
Savannah, Marion’s baby sister, arrives while I am interviewing Marion’s nephew, Eddie.  Savannah and husband Bob have been waiting in the conference room.  Savannah wears a dark pink suit with a black silk blouse.  Unlike ...
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Monticello Memories
On August 2, I drove to Monticello, Kentucky to visit the First Church of the Nazarene and Marion and Gwen’s home.  Gwen would meet me in the church parking lot.  The route to Monticello was Interstate 64 east towards Lexington, ...
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My Comfort, My Shield
Chris is the pastor of Gwen and Marion’s church, the Monticello First Church of the Nazarene, and we met at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in August. Chris's grandmother, who he affectionately called “Mama,” recently passed ...
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02/20/2009
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The Last Teardrop
Dad’s 77th birthday was blessed with beautiful August weather.  Mom and I stop at Kroger’s and pick out several birthday cakes for our visit with Dad, enough cake so everyone can have a piece. My father has spent the last ...
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02/25/2009
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An Answer for Diane
We all have experiences with what we believe are unanswered prayers, particularly when someone we love dies, even after much prayer.  When we hear that others are healed with prayer, we wonder why God didn't heal in response ...
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03/04/2009
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A Spiritual Journey
I began my journey in a hotel room the week following my fiftieth birthday. That’s right, half a century. Five decades. I’m an airline pilot and I was staying in a hotel after flying to the Newark, New Jersey International Airport. ...
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12/19/2009
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Makin Goatmeal
In this era of electronic conversation, there are opportunities for families to chit-chat in original and entertaining ways. Recently, I was treated to a memorable and hilarious internet conference with some of my kinfolk. I ...
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12/18/2008
12/19/2010
Touch the Sky
What do I mean by that? Touch the Sky, to me, means striving and sacrificing to be your best, rising high above all the challenges and obstacles blocking your path as you soar through your life. Like the inspiring symbol for ...
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03/11/2011
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