February 3, 2020 - While I was Pastor of Fletcher Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lumberton, Texas, a young couple called asking me to perform their wedding. When they arrived at the Church that day, they were all arguing as they entered the sanctuary.
January 13, 2020 - When I moved to the Big Woods Community near Vinton, Louisiana, I was located only one mile from Bearhead Creek, claimed by area anglers as a fisherman’s paradise. The church parsonage and was only a mile from the road that led to the creek and my old Toyota pickup would just barely make it through the rough road to the creek. On this particular morning, I was within a hundred yards of my fishing spot when my truck’s front tire hit a deep hole and broke a tie rod.
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.”
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.