Thanksgiving Recollections 2019

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, primarily because it means that Christmas, my favorite time of the year, is very near. We normally spend Thanksgiving at our home in Florida and finish the week by decorating our home for the Christmas season. This year was different because we spent it in…

How my late father-in-law helped his daughter to find a wonderful husband (humor intended)! Part 2

This week Bethlie and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We have walked together through many stages of life.  Friendship, courtship, and dating (“Dourting” if you put the last two together, according to one my friends!).  Marriage. Newly-weds. Pregnancy and new born babies. Toddlers. Children. Teens and College kids. Successes and failures. Mountaintops and valleys. And now…

Six Men Who Have Powerfully Impacted My Life

This time of the year is a special time for me to stop and think and reflect.  Over the last few days, I have especially been thankful for the men who have had the greatest influences in my life and ministry.  While there are many, six are quite prominent.  Here they are, listed in the…

A Story of Old Age, Answered Prayer, and a Soul Saved

It was almost 70 years ago that a young father tightly hugged his 3 year old daughter, walked away from a failed marriage, and never returned. Years later it would be discovered that he had moved to a far-away state for work and, although attempts were made to reconnect with his daughter, those attempts never…