Author Archives: Doc Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.

Benevolent Conspiracy

Working with people who are dedicated to helping college students succeed is a very special pleasure and privilege. Continue reading

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A Greater Hope

Even when it might be tempting to start looking for gopher wood and patching tar, we should keep in mind that hope, faith and love outlast every disaster. Continue reading

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18th Hole

The image that Kristi described of Brian reaching up toward heaven as he died reminds me of what my sister Patsy said about our mother’s final hours… Love the image! Continue reading

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Indian Summer

One way of feeling more grown up is doing the work of grown-ups. Funny how the privileges are more appealing than the responsibilities, eh? Continue reading

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Watching Death

Among the things that I admire is the devotion of women and men to one another in those final hours. Continue reading

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A Deliberate Casualness

You know how much you enjoy it when a good friend doesn’t need anything but just makes time to visit? I think Papa enjoys when we do that with him. Continue reading

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Praise Beyond the Day

Even as the rising sun gives light to a new day, you have given me hope, O, Lord. Continue reading

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