I’m in my mancave on this beautiful Sunday morning singing.
I kind of know what I want to say I just don't know where to start. He has always been a part of my military life even when I got drafted into the Army. The days and nights we traveled together to camps, recruiting, even to foreign countries, and he never changed. We watched them build three…
This past weekend at church, the wonderfully talented musician Glenn Person was at the piano and performed a soul-stirring rendition of “It is Well with my Soul” as an offertory — one so powerful the congregation applauded when he finished singing.
I remember a line from a violent and disturbing movie I saw many years ago, back when I sometimes watched movies like that. A man with a mental disability had been hired to build a fence. The homeowners watched him as he stood and held a board, turning it one way then another as he thought i…
If you have already listened to last week’s episode of Inside the Lines Podcast, you already know my thoughts on high school athletes returning to practice June 1. I am craving the return of sports as much as everyone else but I have to admit I’m a little worried an early return during the t…
Romans 3:10b-12: “There is no one righteous, not even one. 11 There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. 12 All have turned away; all alike have become worthless. There is no one who does what is good, not even one.”
I think a kid should stay a kid as long as he or she can. Sometimes I think grown-ups want them to grow up and be men and ladies when they should still be children.
I am a big fan of A.C.T.S. I don't mean the fifth book of the New Testament, although I do love that book. I mean the Association of Christians in Tallassee for Service — a joint ministry of about 20 supporting churches around our community. I love the fact so many people in need have been h…
When it was announced state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey was going to be addressing all of the state’s music educators, many of us braced for potentially bad news.
I remember the lake before it was the popular tourist attraction it has become today. We did not own a lakehouse but my grandfather signed a 100-year lease on a lot that sat way back in Adams slough. There were only a few cabins in the slough, maybe five.
When most people hear post traumatic stress disorder, they immediately think about veterans and sometimes abuse victims. But that’s not necessarily the case.
I keep referencing this quote from Mark Twain: “Politicians are like diapers and should be changed just as frequently.” And at times I feel like I’m simply using a new stick to beat the same dead horse ad nauseum to no effect. In this case the dead horse is the Alabama Legislature and the st…
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10
Recently, I wrote an article about the things I was here before and remember when we first used them such as polio vaccine that literally abolished polio. TV dinners, microwave ovens and color TV ... someone brought to my attention there are a lot of things that have come and gone during my …
Mother's Day will soon be here and I am sitting at my kitchen table writing my thoughts. I have had two filing cabinets for years and years. In those filing cabinets I keep my tax records, bill of sales, insurance, collectibles and pictures. Recently I decided to go through these cabinets an…
“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.’” — Mark 1:16-17
I have noticed it is hard to do door-to-door, one-on-one evangelism during a pandemic. But it occurs to me that evangelism is: more important than ever; more challenging to do than ever, considering social distancing; we have a great opportunity to reach people right now because they are sea…
I’m sitting here looking out my window at 9 a.m., and the sun is shining, there’s a breeze and a bird playing and chirping a happy tune or maybe he’s just humming “Freebird” as bounces from branch to branch.
I have a personal rule not to speak of politics — ever. It's just too divisive and often turns an otherwise friendly conversation into the antonym of the word friendly. I just don't go there.
A sure sign things are returning to normal: After a few weeks in which Americans were united in the common cause of staying well and being safe, we are now slipping effortlessly back into the harsh polarization of our attitudes in the culture wars.
Due to recent events, our lives are different and routines are interrupted; however, I would highly encourage families to maintain their child’s immunization schedule. We usually call this procedure taking our infant for a checkup and their “baby shots.” Infants and children could be at risk…