Thrill of letting go

Thrill of letting go

My harness strapped around my torso, I leaned back onto my heels, gripped the handle above my head and looked across the horizon of New River Gorge to...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Road Bond Special Election, follow up

Road Bond Special Election, follow up

On October 7, 2017, you will be asked to vote “for the amendment” or “against the amendment”; the language on the ballot will ...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Talking the bond vote

Talking the bond vote

Since interim sessions have begun, and we’re approaching the October 7 vote to possibly approve a $1.6 billion road bond, I feel it’s a go...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Celebrating diverse ideas

Celebrating diverse ideas

Two local gatherings that wrap up Sunday have a common basis in history, but celebrate widely different ideas and thought in our society. Not a bad th...

September 15th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Nothing God does is ever small

Nothing God does is ever small

A yellow post-it note lingered in the small trash can I had just dumped. Full of excitement, I reached down and grabbed it. The message it gave couldn...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


The unity of the Bible

The unity of the Bible

One of the divine hallmarks of the book, or collection of books, we call the Bible, is its incredible unity. Written over a period of 1500 years, by m...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


It is a numbering to prioritize

It is a numbering to prioritize

We surely have to deal with a lot numberings these days. For instance, we have to know our credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and security num...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Why do we go to church?

Why do we go to church?

This Sunday at our church (Wilkesville First Presbyterian Church), we are having what we are calling “Fall Back into Church Sunday.” Summe...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


And what is your spiritual passion?

And what is your spiritual passion?

Year ago, my youngest brother and I were having a discussion about the various twists and turns that the Lord has led us through in our spiritual walk...

September 14th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


One paper towel at a time

One paper towel at a time

Blood dripping, I yanked the paper towel from the roll and wrapped it around my hand the best I could. The glass candle holder had broken in my hand. ...

September 11th, 2017 |