Category: Life in the Bible Belt


“Good morning sun, it’s good to see you.” And through its radiance and warmth, It speaks, “Likewise.” “Good-day songbird, it’s good to hear you.” And with its music and rhythm, It sings, “Likewise.” “Good-day blue sky, it’s to good to

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There is thing that is just beyond your grasp. You can see it. Your soul longs for it. You can almost touch it. If only you could extend your hand a fraction of an inch more you could draw it

Just a Man

A short while ago,     In a place near,         Near to here, Lived a common man of modest means     With his wife and family. He wasn’t born of priveledge,     He had no supernatural strength. No

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A Rainy Day Morning

Though the day be born     The clouds subdue to sunlight’s ray Though the temp be warm     The rain and wind soothes the fray. Morning has wrought     And with it brought        

A Western Worldview of Prayer

I grew up hearing, “The Lord helps those that helps themselves.” I understand the premise of this oft-quoted phrase but I believe it has done more to hinder a Christ-centered prayer life than it has too help it. Primarily because,

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For Men Only

What keeps a kite in the air? Some would say the wind. Others might say that it is the structure and integrity of the kite itself. While these have a part to play, I believe that it is the string

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A Tribute to My Big Brother

For many, Gene was a friend. For some, Gene was family. But for three privileged kids, Gene was our big brother. So if you’re wondering, “What’s so great about a big brother anyway?” well, let me give a brief glimpse

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The Measure Of A Woman

Woman is the keeper of the hearth and the home. The moral soundness of the world depends upon her, for the quality of the whole social system is determined by what she is. She can sink man to the nethermost

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A Clear Point of Reference

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 If you were lost and wondering helplessly through a vast forest and someone happened

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The power of youthful vigilance is a strong force indeed. You need only watch children at play to witness the amount of energy and charisma that seems to resonate in and through them. They have energy to spare and sometimes

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