I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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Twenty-some years ago I wrote a manuscript called “When Sparrows Sang.” It consisted of memories of singing songs in the churches I attended the first half of my life. Basically relating to hymn singing or southern gospel songs sung by … Continue reading
The following section was from 2014 (a Face Book status). Still timely for me. Churches are still into Live Big, Love Long, You’re Blessed, Friendship Avenue, Unity Forever, We’re the Loudest. And especially “You gotta love yourself first!” *********** Oh, … Continue reading
The Baby Jesus has been tucked away; No longer with him do the children play. The Little Babe can’t see the light; He’s in a closet dark as night. We don’t see where he lays his head; Far underneath the … Continue reading
This is from my FB status five years ago. Not a lot has changed, so I copying it to this blog. Still under pressure health wise – the blood thing, so I’m not feeling “newly” creative. I think it is … Continue reading
THE NATION YELLS “WHAT IS WRONG?” **************** I am a product of a fractured generational culture. I have given up. With the permission of the youth pastor, I went to youth services for several months; engaged some senior ladies to … Continue reading
The following is from a Face Book status which I posted in 2014. Amidst this time of so many feeling like their “church” has failed them, I am again so thankful for the churches and people in my past. I … Continue reading
AND SEND ONE RIGHT NOW! I, with most Christians, want one. But how much price are we willing to pay. Many of us are going to give a couple hours today since it is Sunday. What things happened to bring … Continue reading
Church buildings have changed! Yes, indeed. Church people have changed! Yes, indeed. My granddad spent much of his time and resources building little churches somewhat like this, often in towns on the “wrong side of the track.” These people … Continue reading
Oh how the weeks do roll! It is Sunday again. It’s got me thinking how rarely if ever, I have dreaded going to church. Some people give the excuse that “the reason I don’t go to church is because my … Continue reading