I admit to being a biased old man of 75, and conservative in most of my views. Having set the stage thus, I want to comment about all “the feel good” sermonizing that is apparent in many televised mega-church “productions.” Moreover, that comfortable style of serv...

July 30, 2015

     Vince Lombardi. Phil Jackson. Dean Smith. Don Shula. Sparky Anderson. These are the names of great coaches who have led others to great success and supported some individuals through great struggle. Last month’s article shined a spotlight on the common struggle of...

June 8, 2015

      It seems like an easy question. One that comes with presuppositions.

     “How dare you ask me where my faith is! I know I have faith and I know where it is!”

     “Hold on….Do I have faith? It sure doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I may have it...

     Father’s Day comes and goes each and every year. We get dad a goofy tie, a shirt to go with it, or a gift card from Lowe’s and say: “We’ve honored dad!” Have you ever found yourself running around the Saturday before Father’s Day wondering what to get the man who...

May 21, 2015

     When I opened the door and stepped out of the house, a refreshing breeze bathed my face. The warm sun felt so good. Soon will be time for some fun under the summer sun, I thought. Then I reflected back to what a typical day at the beach would be like: Kids romping...

May 21, 2015

     Kevin Berryman, who is the Minister of Youth at Koinonia Christian Center Church in Greenville, NC, recently quoted Bishop Rosie S. O’Neal. She said, “Procrastination is the audacious belief that you will have the chance to do tomorrow what you have the opportunit...

May 5, 2015

     Mother’s day is not like it used to be for me—and that’s true for all of us at some point.


     I remember the Mother’s days as a child when Mama would pin red roses on our Sunday dresses in honor of our living mother. I remember when Mama star...

April 28, 2015

      Do you have a nighttime prayer that you remember saying with your mother and father from your childhood? I do! Parents set a great example for young children when they pray, and it seems to me that they exceed this example when they lead their children who then l...

April 27, 2015

     An important address for me personally is: 307 East Second Street.


     But the house number has changed in Ayden, North Carolina, now. And there is no longer an “East” or “West” to Second Street. The house at that location belongs to a new family. I hop...

April 27, 2015

     I nervously glanced at the clock. I had a customer coming over in a few hours that needed some photo restoration work performed and I didn’t have the software I needed. I had purchased a new computer and had tried to transfer the software from my old computer but...

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