Ordering Rev. Shane’s Book

Exactly As I Remember It is a collection of short stories, vignettes and modern proverbs by Rev. Shane L. Bishop.  You can order from the Remember Books website: https://sites.google.com/site/exactlyasirememberit/order-now

The Next Big Thing…

Rev. Shane is spending a part of his extended vacation working on a follow up to “Exactly as I Remember It.”  The proposed title is “Remembering Forward” and a December 1 release is projected.  Like the first book, it is a collection of stories, vignettes and modern proverbs.   “The second we completed “Exactly,” so many wonderfulContinue reading “The Next Big Thing…”

Christmas is Still Happening

It was our first Christmas in Fairview Heights.  Late December 1997.  We had run down to DuQuoin for a holiday Friday/Saturday gift exchange with my mom and dad.  When we arrived at the parsonage late Saturday night, it was clear something was wrong at 9 Keelan Drive.  I left the family in the car andContinue reading “Christmas is Still Happening”

Andy the Janitor Remembers

“Remember” is one of my favorite English words.  It is a much bigger word than its diminutive synonyms like “recall” or “recollect.”  For me, remember is best thought of as the antonym of “dismember.”  To dismember is to tear apart; to remember is to put back together.  Andy was the custodian at Christ Church duringContinue reading “Andy the Janitor Remembers”