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A swishing way to save a marriage

March 31 | 3:02 AM | Comments (0)

I am ever indebted to readers of what I try to write. As a teenager, I started covering high school sports events for The Macon Telegraph and News. My very first story was scheduled to be published in next morning’s paper.

Oil is discovered on church yard

Posted 3/24/2013 | Comments (0)

Looking at some interesting events, I came across a news story that revealed that an oil well was discovered on a church yard in Ohio.

What kind of picture of God are we drawing?

Posted 3/17/2013 | Comments (0)

It was in elementary school art class.

Problems with shining, whining and reclining

Posted 3/10/2013 | Comments (0)

A speaker at a preaching institute said that today’s preachers are susceptible to three major temptations: “To shine, whine and recline.”

Billionaire Buffett now ketchup king

Posted 3/3/2013 | Comments (0)

Warren E. Buffett’s conglomerate is buying food giant, H.J. Heinz for about $23 billion, adding ketchup to its lineup of prominent brands.

Resignation of Pope shocking to Catholics

Posted 2/24/2013 | Comments (0)

The not previously expected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has made the announcement a shock to the more than 1.2 billion Catholics all over the world.

Radioactivity not threat to the church

Posted 2/17/2013 | Comments (0)

Many men of science look with alarm upon nuclear explosions and warn of the dangers connected with radioactive fallout.

Punish weatherman for bad forecast?

Posted 2/10/2013 | Comments (0)

When weather forecasters are wrong, should they be punished?

Many churches have 'moving' experiences

Posted 2/3/2013 | Comments (0)

A three-column headline in a recent issue of a newspaper in another state read: “Church Parsonage Moved Without A Single Crack.”

A father's grief after the death of his son

Posted 1/27/2013 | Comments (0)

Memory, as long as it lasts, can take you back to vividly experienced events that touched your life.

'Spirited toothpaste' a new development

Posted 1/20/2013 | Comments (0)

I like the unusual. Through many years of writing, I have been more attracted to that which is outside the boundaries of the usual, routine and ordinary happenings of life.

A better understanding of ministerial speech

Posted 1/13/2013 | Comments (0)

In the interest of creating a better understanding of what a minister is actually saying, I offer the following examples which belong to a “preacher’s language.”

Is life now like outrunning bear?

Posted 1/6/2013 | Comments (0)

In a phone call from a friend in Mississippi the other day, he reminded me of the old story about two men in the deep woods hunting bears.

A perfume that is like no other

Posted 12/30/2012 | Comments (0)

With only a couple of days remaining until Christmas, last-minute shoppers are hard at the task of finding an appropriate gift for everyone on their lists.

The challenges of baking a cake with small children

Posted 12/23/2012

It goes without saying that many young mothers with small children “helping them” make and bake a Christmas cake face unusual challenges.

The lowdown truth

Posted 12/16/2012 | Comments (0)

A few days ago, I went to my doctor for a six-month checkup and physical examination.

Looks like Christmas is earlier every year

Posted 12/9/2012 | Comments (0)

Perhaps we need to add a few well chosen words to the popular yuletide song that goes: “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.”

Helping others cross goal lines of life

Posted 12/2/2012 | Comments (0)

In the longtime popular comic strip “Peanuts,” Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on earth?”

It's a good thing to give thanks

Posted 11/25/2012 | Comments (0)

As we enter the days leading to the wonderful observance of Thanksgiving, it would be well to examine our attitude of gratitude.

Back to normal?

Posted 11/18/2012 | Comments (0)

Now that the presidential election is finally over and done with, I have heard some say, “Well, now maybe we can get back to normal.”

Political campaign ending at long last

Posted 11/11/2012 | Comments (0)

Well, at long last, the presidential campaign is ending. It will be over on election day, Tuesday. And not a minute too soon.

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