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LIFE MATTERS

Let’s make history!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I want to begin this week's column with a heartfelt "thank you." Many of you shared wonderful comments on my blog (and in person) after last week's posting about my Thingy.

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Hand me my Thingy

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Have you ever had those moments when you needed something, but you didn't know what to call it?

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That reminds me of a story…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"My dad has a song and a story for everything."

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No, my deer!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

When I was a young buck, I had visions of being a chick magnet.

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Don’t hide your green

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Back in the day, the No. 1 priority on March 17 was to wear green that was subtly hidden amongst other dominant colors.

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Ahhh! I’ve got to get out of here!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you know the worst part of travel? Could it be the checklist?

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Saying goodbye to a fetching friend

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

As a 20-year pastor, I conducted hundreds of funeral services. Even during the past six years, I've conducted a few.

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I sing because it matters

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Music has always been a big part of my life. I sang my first solo in church at the age of 3, almost 30 years ago. Oh, wait. Did I say 30? OK, almost 50 years ago.

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How deep is your love?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." No, I'm not referencing Charles Dickens' 1859 novel "A Tale of Two Cities." I'm referencing the music of the 1970s, my formative teenage years.

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I can’t wait to get on the road again

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I love to travel. One of the things we like most is the ability to stop at interesting places we see along the road.

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How to avoid foot-in-mouth disease

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"He put his foot in mouth." I was pondering that phrase this morning and wondering about its origin. I did some Internet research and found that there is no definitive answer.

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A foodie’s guide to life

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Anyone who knows me well knows that I enjoy good food. Anyone who doesn't know me well but takes a look at my physique isn't surprised.

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How to know when you need a timeout

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I watched parts of both NFL conference championship games Sunday. In a couple of weeks, I'll watch the Super Bowl. It should be a good game - at least the advertisers are hoping so.

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New chapter, or new book?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I am a reader, and I come from a family of readers. There is nothing like getting so caught up in a story that you can't wait to turn the page - until you get to the final page.

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What would you do with $31,536,000?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

In this first "Life Matters" of 2014, let's pretend that a generous benefactor has given each of us $31,536,000.

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New Year’s resolution results guaranteed – or your money back!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do I have your attention? Now if I could only figure out how to get you to send me ONLY $19.99 for this amazing secret, I could achieve my resolution of becoming independently wealthy.

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My dogs wish you a merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

Have you heard on the radio, or seen on YouTube, dogs and cats singing Christmas songs? They are kind of cute ... the first time. After that, not so much.

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Hey! Everybody come check this out!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

As a blogger and columnist in 2013, I am pretty much free to write what I want, and to do so with little risk.

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There’s plenty of room here

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

One of the great benefits of the Sweetie Suite we added on the back of our house last year is that we have lots of room for guests, and they can have one whole part of the house to themselves.

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Gaining an ADVENTageous perspective

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Of course, in some places that started months ago.

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