By Doug Fincher

“Abandon Christmas?” by Doug Fincher

“Christ was born in Bethlehem…” Matt. 2:1
December 23, 2019 - When a pastor recently informed me that the Christmas celebration was sinful, it rang an all-too-familiar bell. His reasons were not new. Every year some well-meaning people encourage us to scratch the Christmas holiday. “We don’t know when Christ was born”… “Ivy and mistletoe were used in worship of the Greek god, Bacchus”… “Mistletoe was associated with Druidical rites”… “Ancient pagans decorated trees.”

“I Can Whistle Again” By Doug Fincher

December 16, 2019 - As we grew up, my brothers and I had a secret way of whistling to each other when we got separated from each other on a hunting or fishing trip. We had hoped that we would eventually be able to do that “loud, shrill whistle” that my Grandmother and Uncle “Jink” could do. I later learned that our physical anatomy determined our ability to whistle that way.

“The Headless Squirrels” by Doug Fincher

December 9, 2019 - When I became pastor of the Fletcher Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lumberton, Texas, I found a church full of hunters. And the best hunters of the church were without doubt Junior Stanley and James Cannon. Their favorite hunting spot was on the Indian Reservation near Woodville, Texas and they invited me to deer hunt with them there one day. Junior and James both had Browning Auto Shotguns and I took a 6MM Custom Rifle that I had built.

“Wedding in a Car” By Doug Fincher

November 11, 2019 - Back in 1957, I was student Pastor of he Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. County Clerk Cecil Murphy called me one day asking if I had time to perform a wedding “for a young couple.” I told him I would and minutes later a young man came to the door.  When I asked where he wanted to be married, he replied, “Oh, I’m already married.” “The couple to be married is too old to get out and want to be married in the car.” 


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