A NEW START My good friend, who is now in heaven, said, “Don’t start with a stop” [Rev. Clayton Bailey, Evangelist Church of the Nazarene]. The election is over, the people have spoken. It’s time to move forward and do our best to work together and make our country the greatest country in the world. [...]
When we were children growing up, I remember well my mother on some occasions would say, “I need some quietness.” When we heard her say that, we all knew it was time to listen and quiet down. She said it and she meant every word she said. She always followed up by saying, “Enough is [...]
Recently, I have been paying closer attention during my conversations with others. I notice many people I talk to seldom mention their blessings. Most of their conversation revolves around problems and aches and pains. More recently, it has been pretty much about politics. Now that the election is over, maybe that will lessen to some [...]
INFLUENCEPrior to my wife’s death, she spent about three weeks in the hospital. I stayed with her every night and most of the day during that period. One evening, I was watching the TV and heard a politician give a political speech. I thought it was worth remembering, so I wrote it down. He made [...]
The other day, I was sitting in our living room and my little dog, Gidget, found my wife’s little switch. She brought it out to me, and after chasing her around the house to get it from her, I finally was successful. I had forgotten about the little switch; however, as soon as I saw [...]
OPPORTUNITY Believe it or not, this is a good day for all types of opportunities. In a matter of weeks, we will have the privilege of going to the polls to vote. How you choose to vote is your privilege. As Americans, all of us need to pray and ask God to show us His [...]
Not long ago, I was looking at some of our picture albums. As I turned the pages, I could not believe my eyes. I saw pictures of the home I was raised in. During that time, there were only six houses in our neighborhood, and the rest of the surrounding property constituted woods, pasture, and [...]
When we are healthy and everything seems to be going well, it’s easy to forget just how blessed we are. But when times are hard, we realize we’re surrounded by God’s angels in the form of friends.
Columnist says goodbye to his wife of 53 years.
Do you know someone who has become a hero to you? If so, why is that person a hero to you? What makes a hero? As a young boy, I remember some of my heroes. They were all very special people. Let me share a few of them with you. One of my greatest heroes [...]