Posts Tagged ‘God’

The following are portions of my eulogy for my grandma, Retha Jackson Claxton, delivered at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart, IN, Aug. 20, 2014. The passing of grandma marked the last of my living grandparents.  Eulogy For Grandma Claxton This morning I will attempt to deliver a eulogy the last time as the eldest grandchild […]

Who Am I? The Self-Discovery Caused From Writing A Novel Somewhere back in time at 208 Fortress Street in base housing of the former Strategic Air Command’s K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I would sit at a kidney bean family heirloom desk with a children’s red type writer and […]

The Melancholy of Divorce On my Facebook wall today are two photos with me and my dog, Molly, my Great Pyrenees we got in 2008 as a puppy and raised to a 70-lb adult, gentle giant. It’s almost been four years now since the collapse of my marriage with K., expedited largely by external corruption […]

In Hard Times God Was With Them–Do You Think He’s Forgotten You?  Sunday in the a.m and p.m. services, Prestoncrest Church of Christ’s Gordon Dabbs drew two amazing word pictures that have helped continue to reshape my focus and attitude the past few days, and I feel compelled to share them here. You know I […]

Goodbye 47 I’m running out of time. That is, if I want to get this posted before midnight which by the calendar, but not by actual time, marks my 48th birthday. Compared to the last four years, this has been the best, by far and for multiple reasons. And yet with each ticking of the […]

John Ed Mathison–How God Redefined My Possible Just a few days past Thanksgiving in 2012, I was in Montgomery, Alabama visiting my mom when I went and met with long-time United Methodist Preacher John Ed Mathison about a book he’d written and was contemplating turning into a book for iPad. The title–When God Redefines The […]

Editor’s Note: From now until Jan 1, 2013, I plan to write a piece here daily on DaddyClaxton.com to say thank you to someone I know for the recognized or unrecognized contributions they have made to my life, that of my family, friends or the general public. Thank You, Joe Beam During my high school […]

So many emotions flowing right now.  2011 has gone by in a literal flash with illnesses, work out of state, new clients here in town, time with my kids, time away from my kids, finishing a divorce, dealing endlessly in misery with my first wife, struggling with my weight, seeing new and old friends, and […]

Today is the day. Not because the movie, Courageous is now in theaters nationwide.  But because today might be the last day you have to step forward and show those who mean the most to you, that you love them, that you love God, and that you’ll do whatever you can to move mountains for […]

For me, seeing a picture of Osama bin Laden‘s left upper brain quadrant missing isn’t going to do anything for me.  And if he was wrapped in a white sheet and set into the ocean, I don’t think there’s going to be much to watch there either unless his emanating energy like it was a […]




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