The Power of T.H.I.N.K


T.H.I.N.K. The things we T.H.I.N.K. about are evident by the words that come out of our mouth and the way we act. Common sense tells us that, and so does the Bible. Philippians 4:8 says that we are to think on these things: whatever is true, honorable, just, pure,  lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise. My sister-in-law had an acronym in front of her 5th-grade classroom at Cluster Springs Elementary School in our county. … Read more

My Sister Katharine is Home


My sister Like the sun and the moon, Katharine was a part of my life since I was born. Nineteen years older than me, she became babysitter, teacher, lecturer, friend, counselor, and comrade as I grew up. She was always a part of home, except for the times she was away. Her coming home was never soon enough or long enough for us, her younger sisters. Katharine and I shared the same father, and had … Read more

Make It Safely Home

make it safely home

We make it here We met in the center of the Food Lion aisle. I moved aside so he could push his cart to the side. He limped along, walking carefully and slowly, hanging onto the shopping cart. He looked like one of those die-hard men who don’t give up, no matter the trouble. Of course he was, for in his cart was his walker, folded together to make room for groceries. He doesn’t have … Read more

What Happens to the Prayers of the Saints

prayers of the saints

Prayers not wasted. Our prayers are not wasted. I believe this for I have experienced the results of answers to specific prayers. I also believe the Scripture that tells us that our prayers are not wasted. Certainly, there are times we pray for weeks or years for something or someone. Sometimes the only answer we receive is a “No.” This does not mean our prayers are not heard or that God does not care. Our … Read more

How Bones Grow Old From Silence


Silence kills. Silence stifles and kills. Things we don’t talk about, because it’s too painful, too embarrassing, or too hard, kill us. We don’t need to shout it to the four corners of the earth. We must, however, speak truth to those who are affected by our sin. Many people walk through life with hidden scars and secrets that are not told. The reason is sometimes to protect others, and sometimes to protect ourselves – … Read more