Well, it happened. I’ve been tagged by a couple of new “blogger” friends. Actually, I wasn’t sure what that meant at first, but from what I’ve now been told, that means I’ve got to reveal 5 things about myself that others in the “blogger world” might not know about me. So I guess I’ll play along, but I must warn you, prepare to be bored out of your mind.

  • ONE – I grew up in a family of nine. I was one of the youngest of 7 children. We grew up in a three bedroom / two bath home. I recently asked my dad how much money he brought home from his job in the early 1970’s to support the family. He said, “$114 a week.” Wow, now I understand why I wore hand-me-downs and didn’t have all the latest and greatest toys.

  • TWO – My first real job was at Wendy’s Hamburgers. That lasted a grand total of 3 weeks because they found out that I was only 15 and not 16. Other early jobs included: working at a pharmacy, sacking groceries, serving soft-serve yogurt and mowing lawns.

  • THREE – Twice I’ve had cancer. The first was back in 1989. We had just moved to Childress to work as the youth minister. I decided to go in for a routine physical. The doctor found a spot on my back that was cancer. After a couple of surgeries and a bunch of follow up, I was declared “cancer free.” A differnet type was found in 2003. We’d just moved back to Childress for a second time. This time to serve as the minister for the church. I again went in for a routine physical, and the very same doctor as before found cancer again. Go figure. This time it required a very large surgery followed by a weeks stay in the hospital. Today I continue to do follow-ups and continue to be cancer free. (I have decided no more routine physicals from Dr. Green – kidding).

  • FOUR – I come from a long line of church goers. In fact, a very large amount of my family has either served as elders or ministers at one time or another. If I counted correctly, I have had 10 family members that have served as ministers at one time or another in the past few years. My dad was an elder for years. My brother preaches in Juneau, Alaska. My brother-in-law preaches in New Mexico. I got in to preaching because one of my stinking uncles told me when I was a kid, that if I’d be a preacher I’d only have to work “one day a week.” I recently reminded him, “We all know where liars go.” :)

  • FIVE – I met the love of my life, Lea, on accident. I was 4 years older than her, and she asked me if I could help her out by pretending to be her boyfriend. There was another boy chasing her that she didn’t like, and she thought if she pretended to go out with a much older guy, he’d leave her alone. I told her I’d be a nice guy and pretend as long as she needed me to. Now, after 4 years of dating, eighteen years of marriage and four children later, it just hit me that I may need to go ask Lea, “We’re not still pretending are we?”

There you go! I have fulfilled my “tagged” duty with these 5 things. I’m sure by now your head is laid over on your computer keyboard, and you’re drooling all over the place from being asleep. I guess to make this tagged game fair, I’ll tag my friend “Monica,” who is a wonder wife, mom and Christian lady. And despite me being her youth minister many years ago, she somehow still turned out alright.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Bobby Cohoon says:

    114 dollars a week? y’ALL WERE RICH!
    I was born in 1959 and my mom tells me that daddy made aroun 25 a week before I was born and when I came along the boss gave him a raise: 50 dollars a week. Boy, have times changed.


  2. Mommysmart says:

    That was good stuff. I think Lea was a smart girl. That is the best pick up line that I have ever heard. She should write a book called “How to catch an older guy”.

  3. Trey Morgan says:

    Monica, great job on your tag and “5 Things.” Thanks for being a good sport.

  4. tim rush says:


    Great post… very interesting.

    My friend Paul Miller always told me not to worry about who I’d marry cause when the time was right, she’d let me know.

    He must have heard your story.

  5. David Kirk says:

    Just found your site. It’s great.

  6. Trey Morgan says:

    Tim … too funny. I like that. Kind of like Adam in the beginning. He never had to wonder, “is she the right girl for me?”

    David Kirk … thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll come back again and stay a while.

  7. Neva says:

    I think I met your sister and brother in law, Monalea?
    Anyway, thanks for being a good sport. and Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about the workshop. Missed you there.
    Blessings brother,

  8. The Preacher's Household: says:

    I missed you at the workshop, too. I was looking forward to talking to you. We’ll probably head to Tulsa as well.
    I hope you know we prayed for you during the last cancer time. You’ve been a special guy to James for along time and I am enjoying getting to know you better through your blogg. By the way, a great speaker quoted your porn stats.
    She said she trusted you as a reliable source. She did a great job on all her talks.

  9. The Preacher's Household: says:

    Trey, you left some details out about all those brothers and sisters. Were you afraid we would get too confused with your genogram? I understand these things all too well. Related to how you guys met, Kathy neglected to tell you she pulled a similar trick when we met thirteen plus years ago. What is it with the younger women? (Four years? You craddle robber. My 29 year old bride is shocked.)


  10. Brian Nicklaus says:

    my wife and I pretended to be dating to play a joke on our friends

    we started dating for real within a month after that

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