April 18, 2019 (Article originally run November 16, 2016, "Amazing Sacrifice") - A young girl who had cancer was in dire need of a blood transfusion. Because of the rare nature of her blood type, donors were few and far between.
April 10, 2019 - I love this time of year. The smell of fresh cut hay, everything turns that beautiful shade of green, its like life is starting over again every spring. As a child growing up I looked forward to these signs that the seasons were changing and that summer would soon be here. The cold dreariness of winter is replaced by the bright, warm, days of spring
April 3, 2019 - Have you ever had something to do that was important but just kept putting it off until the last minute? That's something that all of us have experienced at least once in our lives. Most of us practice it almost daily in some form or fashion. When I was a kid in school most every paper that I wrote, homework or assignment I turned in, was "hot off the press" you might say. A very sweet teacher told me that I was a "master at procrastination."
June 13, 2018 - I can hardly remember not being a dad. I have been one now for almost 40 years to five beautiful daughters. I have to admit it has been a challenge at times but has never been a job that I have taken for granted. It requires lots of patience, time and mostly love. I would like to share with you today the responsibilities I have learned over the years from men in my life who were great fathers. Maybe this will help you as it has me, to be a better father.
April 26, 2018 - My old granddaddy used to say, "If a man tells a lie long enough, and often enough, even he will start to believe its true." I have recently been following some stories about about these men and women who for profit, or just to make themselves look good, put on military uniforms with ribbons they didn't earn, and/or embellish their record of service in the military. Some of these "self proclaimed" heroes are so good at what they do, they have fooled members of the press, and government agencies who should know better.
April 10, 2018 - There is a saying that goes like this; " Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me." I'm sure that you may have said this when you were a kid or maybe taught it to your kids when they were being called names. The truth be told, that sounds good in theory, but its not really true. The words we speak and the words others say to us have great power and can hurt in a way that leaves lasting scars. That is why we need to be very careful what we say and how we say things.
March 30, 2018 - Have you ever said or done something that you wish you could take back? Just imagine if you could take back those harsh words that you may have said to a friend or relative. Unfortunately I have had to "eat my words" far too many times in my life. I am sure that if you have lived for very long you can think of a time that you have done the same thing.
March 20, 2018 - When I was just a little boy I lived with my grandmother. Everyday we would walk up the road to my great-grandmothers house. I so enjoyed walking with "Ma." We would discuss life and she would answer any question I asked (and I asked a lot of them.) One day I asked her, "Why do people talk about being saved so much at church? What do we need to be saved from?" She looked at me and with a smile and said "sin." I didn't quite understand but I acknowledged her and went on.
March 9, 2018 - I come into contact with lots of people on my day to day walk in life and I have found that all people are basically the same. We all can be a little hard to get along with at times. There are lots of people in this world who spend a lot of their time trying to please people. Some people ,like politicians and a few others , try to make their living pleasing people. But no matter how hard they try, they can never make all of the people happy.
February 2, 2018 - One of the key ways that people survive in combat situations is learning to depend on your buddies. You work together as a team to accomplish everything. Nothing is an individual effort. You learn to value those who are always faithful to stick with you when in the midst of a battle.