RIP Marching Mickey

Here comes Marching Mickey, let’s all shout merrily. M-i-c-k-e-y-M-o-u-s-e. That little jingle might dredge up some memories for all of us who find ourselves on the doorstep of earning the title “middle aged.” In my opinion, Marching Mickey was one of the coolest toys of the 70’s. That’s quite a compliment with competition like Fisher […]

More Than Nostalgia

The familiar pangs of nostalgia swept over me as I slowly advanced the pictures that appeared on my computer screen. With every click of the mouse, scores of memories flooded my mind. When I was just three years old, my family had purchased a five-acre plot of woods just outside the city limits of Grand […]

Bury the Hatchet

Have you ever been hurt by someone? Maybe it happened recently, or maybe it was decades ago…but you just haven’t been able to forget about it. The memory causes you to seethe inwardly. You know it’s not right, but you don’t know what to do about it. Is there any way to break free? You’re […]

The Center of Attention

What is wrong with me? I know I’m not that bad of a shot. I had been invited to a men’s meeting in West Virginia, and, of course, the schedule included the obligatory target shooting of .22’s. Exasperated, I peered once again through the scope attached to the gun I had borrowed. Seriously? No holes […]

A Letter to First Baptist Church

February 5, 2017 Dear Friends at First Baptist Church, As members of the body of Christ, we each have unique responsibilities in the mission of God. He has given us the task of making and developing disciples and has provided each of us the abilities, passions, and visions that allow us to fulfill our part […]