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 […]
A few weeks ago, the children of our church had their summer vacation Bible school. Keri, the director of the Bible school, challenged the children to bring in food for the church food pantry ministry. The children accepted the challenge, and brought in 161 food items. They were thrilled and very excited they had a […]
When I was a young man, I often heard my father say, “Work never hurt anyone.” I guess the reason he reminded me of those words is because there were times growing up that I was not always excited about the word “work” or the word “labor.” However, I always felt good after a hard […]
Recently, my wife, Myrna, spent some time in the Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. We did not plan to go there. However, we never know when our health will break and we end up in the hospital. In just a few weeks, Myrna and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. I often kid […]