- 2018.11“... ...”
Thank God for the Patriarchy and Pocket Knives
"You say 'Patriarchy' like it's a bad thing," I said.
"It is," he replied. "The age of ...
18 Nov 2018
- 2018.10“... ...”
Remembering Rayburn: A trip down memory lane
Soldier, Pastor, EducatorI have been in Tallahassee, Florida two weeks today. Hurricane Mi ...
27 Oct 2018
- 2018.09“... ...”
A Birthday Manifesto: Learning just to be...
(Not) on the shelf
Written on the occasion of my 57th birthday, september 28, 2018
30 Sep 2018
- 2018.07“... ...”
Let me tell you a Bible story from a far-away place a long t ...
I am glad you dropped in. Got a minute? Have a seat. I want to tell you a bible story...
25 Jul 2018
A word of encouragement...
Please, as you seek to make your mark on the world, as you decide what sort of influence y ...
22 Jul 2018
PONDERING WHILE WANDERING – SUMMER VACATION 2018 | Part Six: ...
They say, "All good things must come to an end." But do they have to come to such a brutal ...
20 Jul 2018
PONDERING WHILE WANDERING – SUMMER VACATION 2018 | PART FIVE ...
After a fantastic day in the Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, we headed for Ba ...
15 Jul 2018
PONDERING WHILE WANDERING – SUMMER VACATION 2018 | Part Four ...
Before any of you smart mouths sound off about the title of this piece being autobiographi ...
11 Jul 2018
PONDERING WHILE WANDERING – SUMMER VACATION 2018 | Part Thre ...
Our visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum lasted a couple of hours at most. We wandered back ...
6 Jul 2018
PONDERING WHILE WANDERING – SUMMER VACATION 2018 | Part Two: ...
After a long and mostly sleepless night, Donya and I woke Sunday morning surprisingly refr ...
4 Jul 2018
Pondering while Wandering - Summer Vacation 2018 | Part One: ...
The wife and I just completed our Summer vacation. It was a fun-filled, whirlwind-yet-rela ...
3 Jul 2018
- 2018.03“... ...”
If there is no Easter, then what?
So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than t ...
31 Mar 2018
- 2018.02“... ...”
The Bible and the Butterfly Effect
Truthfully, my first introduction to The Butterfly Effect as a theory was when I watched t ...
18 Feb 2018
My Faithful Valentine: a story of love
Last night Donya asked if I remembered what I gave her on that first Valentine's Day we sp ...
14 Feb 2018
Dreamers Take it to the Limit (one more time)
"You know, I've always been a dreamer..."
These lyrics have forever resonated with my s ...
1 Feb 2018
- 2018.01“... ...”
The sun shines...even when it doesn't
Some trips are for business; others are for pleasure. This was neither. Having just come o ...
29 Jan 2018
- 2017.12“... ...”
Thoughts on the New Year (and the old): Seven ways to say go ...
Some are saying goodbye to 2017. Others are saying good riddance.
In our little corner ...
31 Dec 2017
Christmas is a Promise Kept
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his ...
25 Dec 2017
- 2017.11“... ...”
God for Dummies - Can you believe if you don't understand? | ...
GOD FOR DUMMIES – Can you believe if you don't understand?
Friday, November 3, 2000
4 Nov 2017
Out on a Limb - A Devotional | Morning Manna
OUT ON A LIMB
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2000
Jesus was going through the city of Jericho. A ...
2 Nov 2017
Five-Legged Dogs - A Devotional | Morning Manna
The following was originally written as part of a daily email devotional, which I wrote fr ...
1 Nov 2017
- 2017.10“... ...”
BLESSED REJECTION - A DEVOTIONAL | MORNING MANNA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004
"Blessed are you when they revile you, ...
29 Oct 2017
A twist to the tale - or - the Journey, continued
I have come to embrace, appreciate, and even love the thing I once hated most about my per ...
17 Oct 2017
- 2017.09“... ...”
The gospel according to Hank ...and Holly
I grew up with a Bible in my hand and big chunks of it systematically planted in my heart ...
3 Sep 2017
- 2017.08“... ...”
The Darndest Things - or - the wisdom of the child
"Kids say the darndest things."
You know it. I know it. We love it.
Back when he was ...
30 Aug 2017
Where does the time go? ~Putting the Past and the Future int ...
"Where does the time go?"
An old friend and I were reminiscing not long ago, talking ab ...
20 Aug 2017
- 2017.07“... ...”
The 60-Year Wedding Anniversary: A Milestone for the Mighty ...
Tommy and Mary Weir, my in-laws (for 37 years and counting), are celebrating 60 years of m ...
28 Jul 2017
Dear Mom, Thanks for the benefit of the doubt
I woke up this morning thinking about my mother...Mom, I call her.
I think it was t ...
14 Jul 2017
- 2017.06“... ...”
A Father's Day Remembrance: Little Granddad - the dad who al ...
I have honored the dads in my life just about every year around Father's Day. My own fathe ...
18 Jun 2017
A word about truth, perception, and perspective
Truth, perception, and perspective — this may be a subject too large to tackle here. Let's ...
13 Jun 2017
- 2017.05“... ...”
On the loss of Snowflakes (my complaint against the Right)
One of the Right’s worst moves in recent memory has been to co-opt a perfectly wonderful w ...
25 May 2017
18...Again - A note to my firstborn on the 18th anniversary ...
A few days ago, my ever-so-curious and talented son-in-law Edward Frys discovered a long-f ...
16 May 2017
Prayer: To Whom are you talking? - a Devotional | Morning Ma ...
Originally published in Morning Manna
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2000
Prayer: To Whom are you ...
11 May 2017
Time Investment- A Devotional | Morning Manna
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2000
"...redeeming the time, because the days are e ...
7 May 2017
Happiness according to King David - a Devotional | Morning M ...
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2000 (with updates on 5/2/2017)
He shall be like a tr ...
2 May 2017
INVICTUS! Or, Self-Reliance is Overrated - A Devotional | Mo ...
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2000
SELF-RELIANCE IS OVERRATED
I returned, and saw under the sun, ...
1 May 2017
- 2017.04“... ...”
A Truer Reflection - a devotional | Morning Manna
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2000
A TRUER REFLECTION
Oh, that my actions would con ...
30 Apr 2017
War is Hell - a Devotional
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2000
WAR IS HELL
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro through ...
29 Apr 2017
Blessed Affluence - A Devotional Reflection on Giving
The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email ...
27 Apr 2017
What is your inspiration? - a Devotional
The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email ...
26 Apr 2017
Positively Negative | The Power of Positive Thinking
The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email ...
25 Apr 2017
Go with God - Morning Manna Rewind
From 1980 through 1996, I was in "full-time ministry." I spent those years as a church sta ...
24 Apr 2017
- 2017.03“... ...”
Hardship: When things don't look good, look harder
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and li ...
29 Mar 2017
- 2017.02“... ...”
A Handmaid's Tale: Looking into the "Martha Syndrome"
Confession: This has nothing to do with the sordid tale of the popular book or mini-series ...
11 Feb 2017
- 2016.12“... ...”
Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and middle-age orneriness
Dear College/University Student,
Please forgive me if I don't understand your need for ...
29 Dec 2016
Christmas brings the King who trumps all presidents
While millions wring their hands and fret that a terribly unqualified man is day ...
24 Dec 2016
- 2016.11“... ...”
Election 2016: Make America Grateful Again
It is time to make America grateful again.
The 2016 contest between Hillary Clinton and ...
12 Nov 2016
Leadership 101: Make no place for foolish pride
As you read the following, keep in mind: Effective leadership requires a certain vulne ...
6 Nov 2016
- 2016.10“... ...”
Leadership 101: Influence requires investment
Influence requires investment.
If you had to define leadership in one word, what better ...
24 Oct 2016
The Dance of the Insane - or - The Direction of the Informed ...
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the ...
16 Oct 2016
To Trump or not to Trump | Decision 2016, a Christian's quan ...
To Trump or not to Trump? That is the question! It is also the most hotly debated social m ...
10 Oct 2016
- 2016.09“... ...”
A Birthday New Year's Resolution -or- 101 reasons to celebra ...
What a week it's been! I have 101 reasons to celebrate life right now.
Last Friday, m ...
29 Sep 2016
It's the Journey, Man! or, Welcome to Walley World, now go h ...
One of my favorite Hollywood comedies is National Lampoon's Vacation. I love it because it ...
17 Sep 2016
- 2016.08“... ...”
Lost in Translation | I Have a Dream (that needs an interpre ...
I need a Joseph or a Daniel to help me out here. I need a dream interpreted and I am willi ...
19 Aug 2016
- 2016.07“... ...”
The Journey Man: Celebrating seven years and change of not m ...
Today is nothing special...and that is a perfect reason to write this little bit of se ...
16 Jul 2016
Remember Franklin's 13 Virtues | Make America Great Again
Donald Trump, the petulant presumed Republican candidate and the lesser of two evils, ...
2 Jul 2016
- 2016.06“... ...”
Brexit, Baby! Give me liberty or give me death!
"Love your neighbor, but put up a fence." ~Russian proverb
24 Jun 2016
Unexceptional beginnings? Don't stay where you started!
Ancestry.com is an exceptional tool for learning how unexceptional you really are. Like mo ...
17 Jun 2016
Insanity revisited, or Life in Review
I like Randy Travis. I know he fell hard and landed naked on the side of a north Texas roa ...
8 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali - The Greatest that ever lived has died. Or...h ...
I did not like anything Muhammad Ali stood for in life. I will not pretend I did now that ...
4 Jun 2016
- 2016.05“... ...”
The Seven "Ships" of Leadership
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan transits the Pacific Ocean with ships assigned to ...
30 May 2016
- 2016.03“... ...”
Like the rain: a retrospective of this life, love, and marri ...
Driving from Dallas to Houston through the driving rain in the wee hours of the mornin ...
31 Mar 2016
Hello, Spring and Happy Birthday, Dad
Dad didn't pay much attention to his birthday, the way I remember it. Maybe that is becaus ...
20 Mar 2016
- 2015.12“... ...”
Accidental Progress: A Farewell to 2015
I closed 2014 on a new journey. After 10 years of traipsing across North America, sett ...
31 Dec 2015
'twas the night before...
‘Twas the Night Before…’
Imagine a world without Chr ...
24 Dec 2015
- 2015.11“... ...”
A Thanksgiving Prayer you are better off not praying
All across America, families who still pause to give thanks at Thanksgiving are gearing up ...
25 Nov 2015
I, Tom Sawyer: The True Adventures of an American Youth | Pa ...
I grew up with a Bible in one hand and a copy of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sa ...
21 Nov 2015
- 2015.10“... ...”
God bless A.V. Henderson
Of all the preachers I have known and interacted with in my life, if I had t ...
29 Oct 2015
Everything all the time
I was spending some of Saturday's rainy morning sorting through Amazon Prime, downloading ...
25 Oct 2015
- 2015.09“... ...”
Passersby: remembering not to forget those you met along the ...
Arriving at the office before 8 AM, I am among the first in the BB&T building. The par ...
24 Sep 2015
Learning Management Skills from Mary Poppins
Everything I needed to know about management I learned from Mary Poppins.
It was the mi ...
1 Sep 2015
- 2015.08“... ...”
of words and wordsmiths, a warning
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise. ~Pr ...
23 Aug 2015
- 2015.07“... ...”
Liberal Logic 101: An update based on current events
In light of current events, I offer you an updated version of Liberal Logic 101.
17 Jul 2015
The American Crisis, 21st Century style
If you are an American Christian or hold to traditional Judeo-Christian values, and yo ...
10 Jul 2015
- 2015.06“... ...”
Marriage Doesn't Work! Thirty-Five things I've learned in 35 ...
Well, we made it. So far, so good. My beautiful wife Donya and I have been married 35 year ...
7 Jun 2015
- 2015.05“... ...”
True Believer: A word about Felicia Cash on her milestone bi ...
What does one write about his sister-in-law? Maybe only a fool would do so. You know that ...
29 May 2015
- 2015.04“... ...”
When I Falter...
The French Foreign Legion gave us this famous motto:
"If I falter, push me on. If I f ...
8 Apr 2015
- 2015.01“... ...”
Everybody Talks: The head-rattler's guide to using social me ...
Everybody talks, but so few have anything to say.
There has always been this innate nee ...
20 Jan 2015
2015: A brand new start... Again #HappyNewYear
"God called the light 'day' and the darkness 'night.' And evening passed and morning c ...
1 Jan 2015
- 2014.09“... ...”
Good Grief! Is that possible?
It's one of those ironic, oxymoronic phrases that people have worked into ...
6 Sep 2014
- 2014.08“... ...”
The greatest love poem ever written, or How to say "I love y ...
Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote one of the most beautiful, transcendent, enduring love po ...
23 Aug 2014
- 2014.07“... ...”
Virtual Reality: the stimulation of simulation
Why am I just now realizing that "stimulate" and "simulate" are only separated by one lous ...
13 Jul 2014
- 2014.06“... ...”
After the Storm
Mumford and Sons is one of my favorite bands. Tonight, I was listening to"After the St ...
14 Jun 2014
Some godly men I have known and you should meet
Yesterday, wonderful people from parts of our past stopped by on Facebook to congratul ...
8 Jun 2014
- 2014.05“... ...”
None Gave More (A Memorial Day poem)
Here's to the boys
Who died on unknown hills
In unnamed battles
Who rest in unmar ...
26 May 2014
Memorial Day Memories: Me and Captain Hook
He was an old man when I was a young boy. He was gaunt, grayed, and scr ...
25 May 2014
- 2014.04“... ...”
If you fail to succeed, remember...
Success is failure.
Ever feel like a failure? Ever look around at friends or family and ...
23 Apr 2014
The Christian's Earth Day Celebration Guide
According to the liberal establishment bent on convincing mankind that the biggest threat ...
22 Apr 2014
Hey, Kids. History matters!
A football genius took me to task the other day for being a fan of the Dalla ...
17 Apr 2014
- 2014.03“... ...”
...and give you peace
Peace is always at a premium.
Whether it is world peace or inner peace, peace is not ...
28 Mar 2014
Ban Bossy: Irony, hypocrisy, and idiocracy all rolled into o ...
Feminists have taken it up a notch with the launch of a new campaign called "Ban Bossy ...
18 Mar 2014
I'm just sayin' that saying "just sayin'" is overdone
How many times do we hear it in conversation or see it in an email or on ...
13 Mar 2014
- 2014.02“... ...”
I like big "BUTS" and I cannot lie
When the song, "I like big butts and I cannot lie was at its zenith and featured in Disney ...
21 Feb 2014
- 2014.01“... ...”
Clubbin' with the Cavemen (A word to girls about the nature ...
I was listening to smooth, dulcet tones of Norah Jones this morning when a song titled ...
30 Jan 2014
He's Brent Musburger (Old people are funny)
If you are not old enough to remember that long before ESPN ruled the sports world (or was ...
7 Jan 2014
- 2013.12“... ...”
My 2014 New Year's Revolution
Acknowledgement: I want to thank the genius of the AT&T commercial series with the guy ...
31 Dec 2013
SUNSHINE SOLDIERS | Ye Olde Way-Maker's Review
From 2000 - 2006, I published a weekday devotional via email. It was called The Way-Maker' ...
27 Dec 2013
If you and one more is two many
And it's inclement whether you like it or not
If you ...
12 Dec 2013
Thank God for the Periodic Table
Strange how the mind works. For no apparent reason, my mind went to the Periodic Table thi ...
4 Dec 2013
- 2013.11“... ...”
When I Say Thanks | A Poem of Thanksgiving
When I say thanks...
I forget my troubles
Or at least put them in perspective
When I ...
26 Nov 2013
ICYMI, I have officially lost my mind
I have to tell you. Lately, I have felt dumber than a Democrat.
The trouble started whe ...
21 Nov 2013
Among My Souvenirs: The Preacher's Figurine (a poem)
I found him among my souvenirs
A gift from an elderly woman– she was stately in her man ...
12 Nov 2013
- 2013.10“... ...”
The Barflies and the Baptists | Bible lessons from Miranda L ...
Sometimes, you like a song because it hits you where you live. It's lyrics resonate with y ...
29 Oct 2013
Let's hear it for the man! (The sincere sentiments of a grat ...
Before Edward Frys, one of America's premiere cakers (that is my short word for cake maker ...
22 Oct 2013
No Parabens and Phthalates here! | The Greybeard Chronicles
So, I am standing in the shower, under the jet stream of hot water cascading over my body ...
18 Oct 2013
There is a river!
There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the dwelling place of the ...
5 Oct 2013
Better than my worst: The truth about the Bad Boy Preacher's ...
Said the Bad Boy Preacher to his Wife:
You have always been...
sweeter than my sour
3 Oct 2013
- 2013.09“... ...”
A little good news today
I write about politics, current events, pop culture, and other disturbing trends on my web ...
19 Sep 2013
Today's Top 10 Social Media observations | The Greybeard Chr ...
Honesty is not the best policy; it is the only policy.
In most cases.
Obviously, if ...
4 Sep 2013
September 3, 1983: A day that shall live inside of me
Dateline: Friday, September 2, 1983
The day began like any other day might, if that day ...
3 Sep 2013
- 2013.02“... ...”
The Waffle House in me...or me in the Waffle House
All the Way!
I feel just like Waffle House hash browns...
28 Feb 2013
Dear Preacher: Do you really speak for God?
I have a thing or two to say to you.
In church Sunda ...
12 Feb 2013
I like talking about you, usually—or putting the "I", "I" in ...
The idea that anything anybody ever does is ...
2 Feb 2013
- 2013.01“... ...”
Ray Lewis and the culture of convenient and celebrity Christ ...
A Killer Career
Last night, NFL pundits celebrated the illustrious career of one of th ...
13 Jan 2013
- 2012.12“... ...”
My End of the World Speech Postponed Until Further Notice | ...
It's (not) the end of the world!
I was going to give an end of the world address before ...
24 Dec 2012
- 2012.10“... ...”
Mom's Song (A Life of Faith, Love and Hope)
Mom and me
The life of a catastrophe adjuster is uncertain. One day, you can be up to ...
27 Oct 2012
Decision 2012: Jesus and American politics
Let's talk about Jesus and American politics.
What would Jesus do?
Would Jesus v ...
25 Oct 2012
Planning your life is easy; living your plan is not
Planning your life is easy. Living your plan is not.
“We must be willing to let go of the ...
23 Oct 2012
- 2012.09“... ...”
Here's to the men who lose!
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven...A time to gain, A ...
30 Sep 2012
The Greybeard Chronicles | Age is just a number and other ha ...
It All Began With a Lie
Rockin' my leisure suit
Today I turned 51.
And that is the ...
28 Sep 2012
- 2012.08“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles: 'Till my change comes
the signs of change
This morning at work, I was given a stark reminder of how quickly ...
25 Aug 2012
A Dubious Anniversary: 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of po ...
With the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, America ushered in the era of political correct ...
16 Aug 2012
Proverbs 27 and The Proverbial Relationship
Can you relate?
Proverbs 27 is one of those subsets of Solomon's proverbs that contain ...
6 Aug 2012
- 2012.07“... ...”
The GreyBeard Chronicles: Welcome to Cube Gene
I recently welcomed to my cubicle a new inhabitant. I have now served as cube ma ...
27 Jul 2012
The Dark Night Rises—Only Light Can Pierce This Darkness.
The Dark Night Rises
The Dark Night Rises
James Holmes, the 24 year old mass murderer, ...
21 Jul 2012
The Holly Strother Story—Holly's Heart on Joni and Friends T ...
A God-given smile
Holly Strother proves that His strength is perfect
In 1983, my wife D ...
18 Jul 2012
Things I Ain't
I ain't never been nowhere
I didn't go to get there
I ain't never done a thing
8 Jul 2012
- 2012.06“... ...”
Father Along: Precious Memories of Dad Still Linger
David StrotherMarch, 20, 1940 - March 28, 1991
A few days ago, my uncle Troy Henager t ...
17 Jun 2012
Love is not a poem
Love is not a feeling
but nothing feels better than to love
and be loved
7 Jun 2012
The Pessimist's Version of the Old Adage
Have you ever been peppered by the well-meaning "old adage" as a means of getting you ou ...
3 Jun 2012
- 2012.05“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles: Yesterday, When I was King— or, Th ...
It is the habit—and the prerogative— of those of us with silver in our hair to reminisce, ...
22 May 2012
- 2012.03“... ...”
2-4-23-38-46: Numbers that shall live in infamy
2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23.
If your Mega Millions ticket sported that combination last ...
31 Mar 2012
God Bless the Lesser Lights: The Undistinguished, Unextingui ...
Lesser Lights | An Original Poem
God bless the lesser lights:Those lives lived on a sm ...
21 Mar 2012
- 2012.02“... ...”
An Old Preacher's Admonition: Please, Quit!
Years ago, when I was a young pastor in California, some well-meaning chowderhead gave me ...
19 Feb 2012
The Greybeard Chronicles: Why I said nothing at the moment o ...
What will you do when standing up means standing out?
It is easy to talk tough until it ...
8 Feb 2012
- 2012.01“... ...”
The GreyBeard Chronicles: "Do I Disappoint You, God?"
I was speaking with a Christian friend yesterday.
She said, "I think I am such a disapp ...
27 Jan 2012
What Do You Do When the Life has Gone Out of the Life of the ...
Susanna Kim of ABC News has written a sad, sorry story about former NFL sensation Terrell ...
21 Jan 2012
Irony (or Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire)
I don't miss you when we're apart.
I am just as well without you.
I don't need your ...
2 Jan 2012
12-Step Program for Making the Most of 2012
Smell that? It's the freshy fresh freshness of a brand new year.
Happy New Year, everyo ...
1 Jan 2012
- 2011.12“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles| Christmas, 2011: Too Soon Past
Seven months and counting. That is how long I have been away from home now, working in Mob ...
26 Dec 2011
- 2011.11“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles, Thanksgiving 2011: I Have Never Jo ...
Dateline: Mobile, Alabama, Thanksgiving Day, 2011
And so it was in my fiftieth year, I ...
24 Nov 2011
The GreyBeard Chronicles: Choices and the Men Who Make Them
I do not choose this road I take;It chooses me by the choices I make.~Yours Truly
This mo ...
19 Nov 2011
- 2011.10“... ...”
Almost is the Bitterest Pill of All
Almost is the bitterest pill of all.
Just ask the Texas Rangers.
If the Rangers fail ...
28 Oct 2011
The Greybeard Chronicles: Small Minds, Large Appetites
I am in a McDonald's...in a mall...in Mobile, Alabama.
A girl with vacant eyes waits ra ...
18 Oct 2011
"Gimme a 'B'! Gimme an 'S'!" This Blogger Takes on Corporate ...
We interrupt regularly-scheduled programming to call BS on a few business items of local a ...
15 Oct 2011
The Greybeard Chronicles: Will You Carry On, Sir?
"Will you carry on, sir?"
I am standing at the American Airlines ticket counter in Mobi ...
12 Oct 2011
- 2011.09“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles: 50 Years of Sowing and Reaping
Listen up, kids! A half century goes by faster than you think.
One minute, you're doing ...
28 Sep 2011
9/11: One Moment, Please
One silent momentA thing so smallTo offer thoseWhose loss was all. One wordless prayerOne ...
11 Sep 2011
- 2011.08“... ...”
The Greybeard Chronicles: The Prince of Thieves in the Land ...
Once upon a time (this morning), in a land far, far away (Mobile, Alabama), a handsome you ...
17 Aug 2011
The Greybeard Chronicles: Obama, Elvis, Jesus and Me
President Obama said that Congress needs to get busy serving the American people, rather t ...
16 Aug 2011
- 2011.07“... ...”
The Sons of Lady Liberty
See, Freedom Fighter
Your strength ignitor
There is no one else beside her
4 Jul 2011
- 2011.06“... ...”
To All the Girls I've Loved: Reflections of The World's Luck ...
Your birth did more than make me a dad: It made me a man. For the first time ...
19 Jun 2011
- 2011.01“... ...”
Come See About Me—A Call to Action
Come See About Me
I’m a fatherless child
‘Cause my Daddy’s gone;
I’m a widowed wo ...
30 Jan 2011
- 2010.12“... ...”
11 New Year's Resolutions for 2011
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worr ...
30 Dec 2010
Jesus Christ: Born Under the Shadow of the Cross
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes a ...
25 Dec 2010
Three Parts Random, One Part Ridiculous
I have a few things to say and one has little to do with the other. Let randomness r ...
9 Dec 2010
My First Devotional eBook Now Available: Get Yours Today!
A Month of Sundays
31 Devotionals for Making Every Day the Lord’s Day
6 Dec 2010
- 2010.11“Baseball, Football, Haiku...”
I Have Never Been to Ireland, But I Do Love a Limerick
The kid in me has always loved a limerick. And why not? What's not to like? The cadence is ...
13 Nov 2010
West Ham United, Pretty Bubbles and The Still-Hopeful, Melan ...
I was thinking about Dad this morning and singing a song he often sang, just out of the bl ...
12 Nov 2010
Grace Anatomy: Deserve's Got Nothing To Do With It
This being the Thanksgiving season —shouldn't thanksgiving always be in season? — I though ...
12 Nov 2010
Haiku You Do? ( A Random Offering in Verse, Japanese Style)
Before we begin, let's get a working definition of a Haiku Poem. Here is the best one I fo ...
7 Nov 2010
God and the Doubter
If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
2 Tim. 2:13 (NKJV ...
7 Nov 2010
MSNBC and Keith Olbermann: A Clear Case of Corporate Hypocri ...
MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann for making financial contributions to democratic political ...
6 Nov 2010
Ode To Wash: The Way Baseball Go (To the Tune of The Night B ...
Twas the night after Halloween and all through the stands Not a soul was silent, not one s ...
2 Nov 2010
- 2010.10“Going New Places...”
The Texas Rangers and Me: It's About Time It Was Time This T ...
The Texas Rangers are— can you believe it?— but one win away from their first-ever trip to ...
20 Oct 2010
My Tribute To The History-Making, ALDS-Winning 2010 Texas Ra ...
It isn't like they are baseball neophytes. They aren't a bunch of nobodies with no his ...
14 Oct 2010
An American Socialist? That is Just Plain Stupid!
Stupidity amazes me. I can stare dumbfounded, slack-jawed and wide-eyed at it for hour ...
6 Oct 2010
- 2010.09“Politics Today, Memories of Yesteray”
Islam to Christianity: "I Will See Your Nut-Case and Raise Y ...
The kinder, gentler Christians all berate "pastor" Terry Jones for misrepresenting Chr ...
10 Sep 2010
Seven Steps to Becoming A One-Income Family (With Apologies ...
I was perusing the news on the Internet this morning when I saw this headline: Seven Steps ...
8 Sep 2010
This Labor Day I Went Way Back When
Yesterday was nice.
Donya and I spent the day with her parents and her sister (and Jimb ...
7 Sep 2010
- 2010.07“LeBron James is no king”
The Man Who Would Be King: Lessons From The LeBron-a-Thon
You can breathe again, America. Your King, LeBron James, has finally revealed where he wil ...
11 Jul 2010
- 2010.06“Good men, Good Dads, Good stuff”
McDonald's, McChrystal, And Miscellaneous Mish-Mash
I haven't ranted in awhile...
What exactly constitutes news? The local Fox channel lead ...
25 Jun 2010
My Double Dad Blessing: A Father's Day Card
When it comes to dads, I have been doubly blessed.
First, there is the Dad I had bu ...
20 Jun 2010
Nobody Knows Nothin'
I remember when I was a boy and hung on every word my Dad said as though it were an edict ...
3 Jun 2010
- 2010.05“I'm Baaaack”
Breaking the Silence: This Has Been a Long Time Comin'
Call it a funk. Call it a dry spell. Call it a lack of inspiration. Call it what you will. ...
31 May 2010
- 2010.04“Don't miss the one about Granky”
April 5th, Granky Day: A Celebration of Life, Love, and Laug ...
If everyone knew what a few of us do, April 5 would be a national holiday. We would call i ...
6 Apr 2010
One Holy Moment: This Is My Body...Take, Eat | an Easter Dev ...
An Easter Devotional
Communion, or the Lord's Supper, has always been a holy and solemn e ...
2 Apr 2010
- 2010.03“Eatin' Rainbow Stew in a silver spoon”
Merle Haggard, Barack Obama, Rainbow Stew, Utopia, and Easte ...
Eatin' rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
We'll all be drinkin ...
29 Mar 2010
- 2010.02“Dr. Love is in da house, girls”
Stuck Like Congress, or Stuck in Philly With a Wandering Min ...
Here I am, stuck in Philadelphia...literally. Another Nor'Easter has blown in with a v ...
26 Feb 2010
Doctor Love's Valentine's Day Advice for Girls
Let me begin by saying I dislike Valentine's Day and always have. I think an act of lo ...
14 Feb 2010
Sarah Palin and the Advancement of Political Correctness and ...
Say it isn't so, Sarah. Please tell me you are not turning the Political Correctness canno ...
10 Feb 2010
Worship is More than Good Packaging
A week or so ago, I received an email from the Editor-in-Chief of an Internet sports site ...
7 Feb 2010
They Call Me Mr. Brightside: Finding the Positive in the Neg ...
Apparently, I am in danger of losing my membership in the Eternal Optimists Club due to my ...
5 Feb 2010
This Too Shall Pass...But How?
Disclaimer: If you are a Christian weak in the faith or easily swayed by the brutal honest ...
3 Feb 2010
- 2010.01“Flies in the ointment”
Don't Fly Away
(Part Four of a four-part series.)
Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment...
If the ...
31 Jan 2010
Fly Right — A Devotional
Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment...
Even when a fool walks along the way, He la ...
24 Jan 2010
Shoo Fly, Shoo! - A Devotional
Dead flies can make even perfume stink.
In the same way, a little foolishness can spoil w ...
17 Jan 2010
Mark McGwire and Harry Reid: To Forgive or Not to Forgive...
It is not whether you sin or use; it's how you play the game.
Sinners and users, wi ...
12 Jan 2010
Devotional: Flies in the Ointment
Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, and cause it to give off a foul odor; so does ...
10 Jan 2010
Not As Dichotomous As I Thought...
Just when you think your life is a dichotomy...Just when you think that, on the one ha ...
3 Jan 2010
- 2009.12“A Good Goodbye”
Goodbye and Good Riddance
One of the annoyances on FaceBook and Twitter and other places where people put their ...
31 Dec 2009
Breaking News: Gene Strother Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Dateline: Somewhere in East Texas, December 10, 2009 The AP, UPI, and Rooters (Arkansa ...
10 Dec 2009
- 2009.11“This was a good month. Read up!”
My Thanksgiving (All Of This and Ty)
I am thankful...
For sorrows that pass me by
For the cleansing of a simple sigh
24 Nov 2009
Wandering the Backroads of My Mind
Towns in these parts have international names. There is Paris, Detroit, Bogata, New Bost ...
19 Nov 2009
But I am Poor and Needy
But I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD ...
15 Nov 2009
The Law of the Jungle and the Law of Christ
Galatians 6:2,5 (NKJV)
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ... ...
8 Nov 2009
Marriage: What No One Tells You, But Everyone Should Know
Listen up, kids. Dr. Love is in the house. I am here to give you the real scoop on this th ...
3 Nov 2009
It's In the Game: Confessions of a Football Junkie
My dad once said to me, "Son, if they were to open up your head and examine your brain, th ...
2 Nov 2009
- 2009.10“There is poetry in here”
Pretty Bubbles in the Air
There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet ...
31 Oct 2009
Pieces of Me
Tossing about in the bed last night, chasing the elusive slumber I so desperately soug ...
27 Oct 2009
(Reprinted from 2003)
Do you remember the Chevrolet Tahoe commercials from a few years ...
18 Oct 2009
How To Spend a Life
If love is what I get from You
Then you can bet I’ll give it too
‘Cause all I really ...
2 Oct 2009
- 2009.09“God in Sandals...”
Thoughts on Human Nature, Limitations, Predispositions, and ...
The more I observe life and the lives of others and - when I am brave enough for self-obse ...
14 Sep 2009
Therefore, I Am
Did you think
I would think
At this moment?
What I th ...
13 Sep 2009
The Big Picture Man
The Devil’s in the Details
At least that’s what they say
I don’t mind
I’m the kind
8 Sep 2009
God in Sandals
Imagine the One Who spoke worlds into existence
Mocked by His own creation.
7 Sep 2009
¡ʇɹɐɔ ǝlddɐ ǝɥʇ ʇǝsdn
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was aroused ...
3 Sep 2009
- 2009.08“I got busy with it here”
Something to Believe
The faces all around me they don't smile they just crack
Waiting for our ship to come bu ...
31 Aug 2009
Outside the Camp with Christ
For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high pri ...
30 Aug 2009
Business in Great Waters
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the wor ...
23 Aug 2009
The Shield of Faith
What is this shield of faith the Apostle Paul talks about?
Does it work?
HOW does it ...
21 Aug 2009
The Cross: God's Answer to Our Questions
What does a Roman cross stabbed into the ground outside the gates of Jerusalem more than t ...
20 Aug 2009
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me...and to you...and to God! ...
19 Aug 2009
Why Argue With God?
A sermon based on Isaiah 40...but as relevant as if it appeared on an Internet news source ...
19 Aug 2009
This sermon is from the archives of FirstNetChurch.com, a now-defunct site I oversaw a c ...
19 Aug 2009
My Savior Got to Thee
...looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set ...
16 Aug 2009
Somewhere the Night
Somewhere the Night | D. Gene Strother
Somewhere the Night
Is still and quiet
15 Aug 2009
Hip Shots, Vier
¶ OK, Net typists, time for a few observations from the grumpy Gramps:
Decide whether ...
6 Aug 2009
Under Jonah's Hex
Maybe it is my age. Maybe it is my personality. Maybe it is a phase. Whatever it is, I kee ...
2 Aug 2009
- 2009.07“Worth a Read”
Saturday Nights Were Special
Dateline Dallas (and Mineral Wells) TX - Anybody else out there remember Saturday Night Wr ...
31 Jul 2009
I have just returned from a family gathering on my mother's side. My Aunt Nelda and Un ...
28 Jul 2009
Is Forrest Gump Smarter Than Barack Obama?
I am going to go ahead and make a snap judgment here and say that men in authority oug ...
24 Jul 2009
And Did She Fly?
There is a nagging pain inside me today.
Yesterday, it finally happened. We loaded up h ...
17 Jul 2009
Remember when K-Mart was cool and you had never heard or thought of the word Wal-Mart?
6 Jul 2009
- 2009.06“Beauties and Beasts”
How Beauty Beats the Beast
Awhile ago, Joni Eareckson Tada featured Holly on her Joni and Friends television program. ...
29 Jun 2009
Hip Shots, Tres
I am all done with you. You may be dismissed. Please return to the hellacio ...
28 Jun 2009
Dad Day Redux
Yesterday marked the nineteenth Father's Day since my Dad took a jarring, premature detour ...
22 Jun 2009
The Over/Under Man
What I do not overvalue I underestimate.
I put that as my Facebook status this morning ...
15 Jun 2009
Hip Shots, Deux
Quirky is cool. Donya and I visited Gerty's, a little shop in one of those antique mall ty ...
9 Jun 2009
It is not a very sexy number, is it? Perhaps its only distinction is t ...
7 Jun 2009
Blackie Sherrod, One of my favorite old-time newspaper columnists, wrote a column of rando ...
3 Jun 2009
Boston: Reflections on a Journey
Now that I am comfortably settled back into my little nook (or cranny, if you will), I fin ...
1 Jun 2009
- 2009.05“The Great Fish Tale”
The Worst Day Fishing...
You have seen the bumper stickers and t-shirts declaring, "The worst day fishing is better ...
20 May 2009
Give Me a P! Give Me an R! Give me an I! Give me a D! Give m ...
The Bible has a great deal to say about pride...and none of it is good. Over and over agai ...
18 May 2009
Eye of the Beholder
Most people, I think, readily affirm that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I su ...
14 May 2009
- 2009.04“The Jerk is Knee-Jerking”
Knee-Jerking My Way Through Georgia
Here are some observations from my first week in Georgia:
The word "Georgia" has no "r ...
23 Apr 2009
Where East Meets West
Having lived for seven eventful, fun-filled, wonderful years in California, I have always ...
18 Apr 2009
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man,
and he will i ...
17 Apr 2009
A Devotional: "Fizz!"
My darling, you are beautiful!
Oh, you are beautiful,
and your eyes are like doves.
S o ...
16 Apr 2009
Your Boredom is Boring!
When I was a middle school teacher (which is roughly tantamount to being a riverboat capta ...
13 Apr 2009
An Easter Message: The Living Among the Dead
"And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they saidunto them, Why ...
12 Apr 2009