The river runs through my blood

The river runs through my blood

The river runs through my blood.Partly because my great-grandfather was a riverboat captain, partly because Grandpa Happy seemed drawn to it like a fr...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Strongly consider including Jesus in your life

Strongly consider including Jesus in your life

For a moment, consider Jesus’ call for you to follow Him as Lord of your life.For a minute, consider how you’d respond if He came to you, ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


‘I can’ is better than ‘I can’t’

‘I can’ is better than ‘I can’t’

“I just can’t do it!”Have you ever said that? I’m sure you have because we have all said that at one time or another. Maybe yo...

January 28th, 2016 |  



Bible provides keys to sober thinking

Bible provides keys to sober thinking

There are two different Greek words which are typically rendered by the English word, “sober,” or a variation thereof.The first of these, ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


He really liked telling the story

He really liked telling the story

My younger brother, Chris, has been in the hospital lately in Martinsburg, W.Va.Since my oldest son, Ron, lives just outside of Martinsburg, I called ...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Ditch the device, grab a sled

Ditch the device, grab a sled

Editor’s note: Listen to the audio version of this column.A giggling bunch of girls go sledding past my window and down the small hill on the re...

January 25th, 2016 |  


Truth is absolute in spiritual matters

Truth is absolute in spiritual matters

Generally, a personal goal for me is to not waste paper and ink by writing mere opinion (no matter how good an opinion I have of my own opinions). Ins...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

We often hear someone say, “That was just what the doctor ordered.” What do they mean?They usually mean that something happened that was e...

January 21st, 2016 |  


‘We’ means ‘me’ won’t work with God

‘We’ means ‘me’ won’t work with God

My wife, Terry, is truly an impressive person as far as I am concerned.She is harmless as a dove, but wise as a serpent. She is subtle in a delicate a...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Work toward a successful life

Work toward a successful life

What makes a life successful?Is it dying while in possession of a great deal of money? Is it having a large family at your bedside in your final momen...

January 21st, 2016 |