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Archives: "Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life"
  • Every Sunday morning at the Minorsville Christian Chruch I know that at least one person will be paying attention to me as I preach. Every Sunday morning this young lady's eyes follow me as I preach. Her head comes to attention at the sound of my voice. There are those odd times that she sleeps. But then she is…
    August 29, 2019
  • It is only one week away. Well, not even a week. Actually it is just days away. It begins Friday. What is IT? The Lexington Golf Show. Why am I so excited about a golf show? The same reason people are excited about bridal shows, gun shows, car shows, etc. I love golf. There is no other game quite like it. It…
    August 22, 2019
  • It's almost that time again. The same time that rolls around this time of the year every year. It's alomst time to say good-bye to this year. Yep, sure nuff, it's New Year's Eve. Time to say good-bye to all the mistakes of 2004 and hello to all the opportunities in 2005...to make the same mistakes. Time to say…
    August 15, 2019
  • Tsunami is the Anglicising of an Oriental term for a tidal wave. Tsunamis are caused by a seaquake or volcanic eruption. The tsunami that recently hit the Thailand area was triggered by a massive earthquake the likes of which had not been felt for many years. The devastation is disheartening. Tsunamis develop…
    August 8, 2019
  • Tonight my beloved Ohio State University Buckeyes will play in San Antonio, Texas for the right to call themselves the Alamo Bowl Champions. A few days from now the University of Southern California Trojans will play the Oklahoma University Sooners in a bowl game for the right to call themselves National Champions.…
    August 1, 2019
  • With the year 2004 coming to a close I can't help but take the time to say something about, well, time. This year I read a story about a man who was going to walk across the United States, all forty-eight contiguous states. That reminds me of a statement I once read by a man named Steven Wright. "Everywhere is…
    July 25, 2019
  • It's just one day away. Tomorrow is Christmas. Hopefully tomorrow my family will be together to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus called the Christ. My son is to leave from Wisconsin today after supposedly being ready to leave on Wednesday. The snow storm in Indiana has kept him from coming thus…
    July 18, 2019
  • This morning I am listening to automobiles running outside in their driveways to warm them up. It's cold this morning and somewhat icey. The temperature is thirty-one degrees and it has been drizzling rain all night. With that in mind I find it rather odd that these neighbors of mine are running their cars to…
    July 11, 2019
  • It is definitely that time of the year. My e-mail bin is starting to include mailings concerning Santa Claus and other Christmas traditions which are a tad skewed but tolerable nonetheless. Some are funny, some uproarious, some thoughtful and others, well, bless their hearts, I hope they like coal. Which brings…
    July 4, 2019
  • The long running sitcom "Cheers" spawned a number of characters which every regular viewer seemed to recognize from their own experience. That is what made "Cheers" so successful. Like the resident know-it-all, mailman Cliff Claven. People tuned in each week just to hear what mishmash Cliffy would come up with…
    June 27, 2019
  • The story is told of a man and his wife who had been fiercely devoted to their work. So devoted were they that they hardly ever had any time to themselves. They decided enough was enough and set a night to go out on a "date" together to their favorite restaurant. The husband even rented a limo for the evening…
    June 20, 2019
  • People seem to love to complain. They can look at the best of situations and see the minutest of flaws, so no wonder they can look at normal situations and absolutely rip them apart. Griping seems to be the one thing most people have down to a science. The sad thing is, the one place people seem to be able to…
    June 13, 2019
  • In the mid to late nineteenth century lived an actor named Charles Coghlan. Coghlan was born in 1841 on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Though a world traveler as an actor he always returned to his home on the Island. He loved his beloved Canada and could not see spending his retirement years anywhere but there…
    June 6, 2019
  • I am so excited!!! It is almost time for Winter Holiday. Tis the season to be jolly and all that. I mean, let's show some gratitude to the governments of so may countries that came up with the idea to have a Winter Holiday. However did they think of such a thing. And it so perfectly meshes with when the children…
    May 30, 2019
  • It's December. The air is colder. The rain is coming much too frequently. The wind is much too brisk. This is not golf weather. What does a person, whose only weekly distraction is golf, do with himself when he cannot play golf? When I figure that out I'll let you know. No, seriously, I have no idea. There are…
    May 23, 2019

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Meet the Author

Tom Kelley, pastor, speaker, lived with his wife, Becky, in Georgetown, Kentucky

...He was the Minister of the Minorsville Christian Church located near Stamping Ground, KY.

...Becky and Tom have three children; John, single and in worship ministry in Nicholasville, Kentucky; Sean, married (Jennifer, elementary school teacher) with twins (Grace and Patrick, b.d. 10/31/04) and regional director of Papa John's Pizza in Central KY; Kara, married (Vince Taylor, prison guard) and working with Hospice East in Winchester, KY.

...Tom went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  If you have been touched by Tom's writings please send an email to Tom's son at jkelley@catalystchristian.net

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