JUL
31

On a cold Thursday night in the winter of 1987, I received a devastating phone call. It was after the dinner hour, and I was giving the kids a bath before I put them in bed. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. One of my best friends, Vicki, who was also a secretary in the school office, … Read More



JUL
08

Back in 1958, I was on a boys’ little league baseball team in Gitmo Bay, Cuba, where my dad was stationed in the Navy. Being only 9 years old, I don’t remember much about those days, but I do remember the awards day at the end of the season. My teammates and I each received … Read More



JUN
24

In the spring of 1967, I graduated from high school with a little bit of fear and a great deal of anticipation. I knew that God wanted me to go to a certain Bible college, but I had no savings account, and my parents had not been able to put back any money either. I … Read More



JUN
17

The relatability of Bible characters to our own life experiences and circumstances brings such humanity to their life story.  Without realizing it, we often exalt Bible characters to levels they themselves never achieved or viewed themselves as attaining.  Solomon was one of those characters.  We see Solomon as a positioned son when it came to his kingship, a … Read More



JUN
04

That’s a surprising title, isn’t it? I must admit, I even had a hard time typing it out. You may be asking, “Why would someone write such a blog who is employed by the church?” Well, let me say first that I don’t dislike my church. In fact, I love my church. Is it a … Read More



MAY
26

I love beautiful things!  I love farmhouse décor and perfect weather outside so that I can enjoy the sunshine yet have a fire in the firepit at night.  I love to dream about a beautiful life and imagine that things are just perfect! But, life is not really that way.  Being engaged is not the … Read More



MAY
14

As you know, our governor has already instituted “Phase 1” of our state’s reopening plan allowing for several businesses to resume. In light of the fact that “Phase 2” is around the corner, we are revealing our church’s plan for returning to in-person worship in accordance with North Carolina’s regulations. I hope you are as … Read More



MAY
08

I’m in the same place you are probably. This pandemic completely caught me off guard. I remember hearing about a coronavirus in China and giving it nothing more than a brief thought. Never would I have imagined that it would turn into a global pandemic that literally caused the world to stop its regular, day-to-day … Read More