Faith
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I was taught that to think something is to do it. No doubt Mama taught me this so I could learn to control my thoughts. It didn't quite work that way. Too often I would think something and then decide since I already thought it, I might as well do … more
I approached fourth grade with dread. Everyone knew the meanest teacher in the school was Mrs. Hendon, and I was assigned to her class. That first day began as all school days did: The bell would ring, the principal would come on the PA system, and … more
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday - Annual day of festivities and fish fry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be health information and screenings, blood pressure monitoring, games, refreshments and … more
My husband and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary about a month ago, and in the spirit of reflection, introspection and, frankly, the opportunity to finally and ultimately vindicate myself, I'd like to tell you about our worst fight. That's the … more
Dallas Willard, philosopher and Jesus follower, said all people are trying to find the answers to four questions: 1. What is reality? 2. Who is well off? 3. Who is a good person? 4. How do you become a good person? Hugh Hefner died … more
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday, Oct. 14 - Annual day of festivities and fish fry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be health information and screenings, blood pressure monitoring, games, refreshments and … more
In his years of active ministry, evangelist Billy Graham is known to have approached his work with a newspaper in one hand and a Bible in the other. It's a good combination because without the latter it's impossible to make sense of the world around … more
I lie to myself; so do you. We try to create our own fake news to keep reality at arm's length. Lies we tell ourselves: 1. "I'm not that bad." Compared to whom? Maybe I'm not that bad compared to the drunken driver who kills someone; compare … more
I am a sports fan. There is nothing more interesting than the strategy within a close baseball game, nothing more intense than the hard-hitting in a close football game. I am impressed with the skill offered by golf's finest and the endurance … more
One of the first significant injuries I inflicted on my younger sister involved an offering plate and a mismanaged game of "Pass the Offering Plate" which wasn't as much a game as much as a way to pass the time at one of my father's endless choir … more
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