DAILY LIVING IN GOD’S WILL

When My wife and I married as widow and widower almost two years ago, her two and my five gave us seven adult, married children, and her six and my ten gave us sixteen grandchildren. For years we have observed ten of the older grandchildren going through the process...
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED…

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED…

We all have to make decisions all the time, ranging from trivial issues like what to have for lunch, right up to life-changing decisions like where and what to study, and who  to marry. Most likely, you have also done some second-guessing in order to analyze a recent...
Costs Nothing Yet Means So Much

Costs Nothing Yet Means So Much

Shortly after the days of classroom education conclude and careers and families begin, most of our lives evolve into the fast track phase of life. We begin facing nonstop demands on our time, which, if left undisciplined, can take control of our lives. However, it’s a...
Living In the Past?

Living In the Past?

Both my wife and I were blessed with good previous marriages, each lasting over 50 years. Our love for our deceased spouses was a forever kind of commitment. That will never change. I have found the same commitment or similar feelings among others who had been widowed...
A Worry Free Life?

A Worry Free Life?

From the very beginning let me be quick to point out that I’m talking about “worry-free” living  rather than the inevitable “problem-filled” living  which everyone has. This subject is dealing with the reactions of worry/anxiety rather...
Formula for Being Certain.

Formula for Being Certain.

Many times in my life I have wondered whether or not I made the right or correct choice in a particular matter. There have been just as many times that I did not have a clue what to do next. Those times of agonizing over what I should or should not do or whether I was...
Open Letter to My Ten Grandchildren

Open Letter to My Ten Grandchildren

You are bringing such unbelievable joy to my heart as I observe your lives springing so rapidly from childhood to adulthood. A couple of you (and you know who you are) are landing already, while two or three of you have just begun to spring from childhood. The rest of...
My Country ’tis of Thee

My Country ’tis of Thee

Being the Music Director at my church, Grace Baptist Church of Pelzer, South Carolina, I have the responsibility of selecting most of the congregational hymns to be used in our church services each week. That, I might add, is an awesome responsibility requiring...
When Things Go Awry

When Things Go Awry

“NOW WHAT?” Ever had to ask that big question? Of course, we all have at one time or another. Why, “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” ..Robert Burns, 1786. The whole reason we have a plan is so we know what to do. So what...