- Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life - Never Changing

'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' with Tom Kelley
Originally posted on 04/11/2019

Never Changing

From the bottom of the hill... Bet you weren't expecting to see that again. Living in the Georgetown area has removed us from the Waco area by about an hour's drive. However, my doctor is still there. We have not yet made a change from the one in whose trust we have placed our health for these past five years. As a result, when I need to see the doctor I return to the Waco area, Moberly actually.

I had finished having some blood drawn for a blood test and was hungry having not eaten yet that morning. I decided breakfast at the Waco BP Food Mart would be good. So I went to Waco. That is what the locals call it. They don't say, "Going to the BP," or "Going to the Food Mart," they say they are "Going to Waco." That little slice of life at the crossroads is Waco.

Little had changed. They had someone new working at the main register for the grocery store, but the same people were still working in the restaurant and the same people were still standing around and sitting around in the same places they stood and sat almost a year ago when we left. They still used the same greetings, still talked about the same things and still looked just like always. And they all still remembered me as I did them.

They all asked how my wife and I were getting along in Georgetown. I proudly told them of the twins being born (you are aware that I am a grandfather with twins? right?) and they all asked where their cigars were. They are basically the same people regardless. That is a comfort. Any changes they make are subtle changes of wardrobe or of the vehicle they drive. They still wear the same kind of clothes, still talk the same talk and still eat the same breakfast. They never change.

The unchangeable nature of Christ is what makes Him such a comfort and source of peace. "But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them." Hebrews 7:24, 25 His unchangeable priesthood is possible because He lives forever. He will never change and has no need to do so.

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

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