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’twas the night before…

‘Twas the Night Before…’ Everything changed…forever. Imagine a world without Christmas…a world without Christ. Imagine a world without the Golden Rule. Imagine a world where no one ever turned the other cheek. Imagine a world where the last could never be first and the least could never be most. Imagine a world ruled by the […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer you are better off not praying

All across America, families who still pause to give thanks at Thanksgiving are gearing up for the big day of feast, family, and faith. Heads of families or those whom suspect they may be called on to “offer grace” may have already begun boning up on their prayer life. Some like it more rehearsed. No surprises. […]

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I, Tom Sawyer: The True Adventures of an American Youth | Part One: Billy Jack, Buford Pusser, and me

I grew up with a Bible in one hand and a copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  in the other. If I had a third hand it would have held a football. A fourth would have had a baseball glove on it. A fifth and sixth would have clamped the handlebar grips of […]

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Passersby: remembering not to forget those you met along the way

Arriving at the office before 8 AM, I am among the first in the BB&T building. The parking lot is empty, except for three or four vehicles strategically parked in the scant shady spots. The early bird gets the shade…and the windshield presents from careless birds. I’m alone on the elevator for the short ride to the […]

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The American Crisis, 21st Century style

If you are an American Christian or hold to traditional Judeo-Christian values, and you are paying attention, you must feel as if your faith, your future, your family, and your country are under all-out assault. I know I do. From the Supreme Court doing their bench-legislating best to redefine what the words “family,” “love,” and […]

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Marriage Doesn’t Work! Thirty-Five things I’ve learned in 35 years of marriage

Well, we made it. So far, so good. My beautiful wife Donya and I have been married 35 years today. Thirty-five years! We are one year shy of having been married twice as long as we had been living when we said, “I do.” (Sorry. I will be right back. I need to take a break and […]

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