“If you can keep your head when all those around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” That’s the first line from Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, and it has become my personal mantra. I think because lately, I seem to find myself in the sort of situations that warrant repetition of that
Within the pages of the New Testament, we find Jesus asking folks the question: “Have you not read?” This question was asked by the Lord on three separate occasions in the New Testament.
This past weekend, I was thinking about how far we’ve come pertaining to how we listen to music. I probably bought my first cassette in about 1985. I didn’t get into cd’s until sometime in the mid-90’s. The iPod came later for me. Just when did all these forms of entertainment originate?
As we approach the biggest shopping season of the year, many of you have your shopping lists ready. Some of you may already be wrapping gifts to place under the tree, and others haven’t yet thought about this whole process.
Funny how we tag people with nick-names, I suppose folks of other languages do that too. Back in my hometown (Greenville, KY) we had a kooky character named Julian Fred, whose forte was handing out nick names. He called himself “Julian the Jew” that’s ‘cause he was.
I love this season. Even when my funds are low, and I am scrambling to come up with gift ideas to fit my budget, I still love this season. I like to give gifts, I like having a license to eat candy and pie, and I like shopping at the mall with all the other shoppers who are just as crazy as I a
Thanksgiving is always a special holiday for many of us, because it gives us a chance to gather with family and friends to reflect on the great blessings that we enjoy in our country.
I am sure that our readers have heard people say words to the effect, “If you are not a Christian, all you need to do is call upon the name of the Lord, and you can be saved.” Some will teach that in order to be saved, you must say, “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner,” or similar things.
I never tried my hand at poetry much. But Mrs. Kitchens out at Leetown once had a rooster named D-Gall. We liked Mrs. Kitchens a lot. When Bett and I would visit her, she’d always entertain us with the exploits of D-Gall (de gaulle).