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Category Archives: As For Me And My House

My Trial Is Over


Above is a quote I recently read. There’s a lot to unpack in it, and I won’t try to tackle it all here. I would just say as a Christian, … Continue reading

January 23, 2020 · 2 Comments

When Raising a Newborn Feels Like A Real Mother


The feeling of being overwrought as the mother of a newborn is certainly a fair one. And there is beauty in the mundane, but it is still mundane, and sometimes … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happiness Begets Beauty. What Begets Happiness?


“Happy people are beautiful.” It’s true in broad terms. “Happy” might not nail it for me, though. “Happy” comes and goes.   I was just thinking the other day about … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Simple As That


Races, there are none Just cultures, fear, and plain greed Love alone trumps all

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charleston, Strong, Represents


I listened yesterday, live, to the families of the slain in Charleston speaking in the arraignment hearing of the defendant being charged, and cried. I grew up in the wake … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Massacre In The Holy City: Why Would God Do That?


Last night, twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof walked into a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and opened fire, killing nine persons, including pastor and … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

When God Welches On Us


Five funerals have impacted my life this year. A beloved, lifelong educator who came back from a massive stroke at age 49 and was holding his own against colon cancer … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goodbye, Kate. Tomorrow Starts Without You.


Sunday night, November 23rd, 2014, we lost Kate Barnett in a traffic accident on a road trip with her boyfriend. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Heart Of Worship: Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing


Victoria Osteen’s little faux pax recently made waves in the Christian worship community. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was inarticulately saying something basically sound. … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Every Church’s Choice: The Message Or The Method


A thoughtful young lady, Carol Howard Merritt, recently tackled an issue very real to her denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), or PCUSA. She is the pastor of a Presbyterian congregation, … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

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