What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me

West Virginians — and everyone who loves West Virginia — I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to...

June 2nd, 2017 |  


Day of Pentecost

Day of Pentecost

Sunday is a special day that many churches celebrate: Pentecost. Jesus had promised His Disciples that He would send someone to help them after He was...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Starting over, doing better

Starting over, doing better

One of the magnificent aspects of the human experience is the ability to choose our own path through this world, and decide exactly what kind of perso...

June 1st, 2017 |  



Take care of the equipment

Take care of the equipment

As things stand, I have the equipment I need for the chores I do around the house and for the upkeep of the yard. I tell Terry occasionally that I lik...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Me and my 4-inch life

Me and my 4-inch life

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Definitely going to heaven

Definitely going to heaven

A man who was both very successful and widely admired was approached by his young daughter, Allison, during a brief (and all too rare) moment between ...

June 1st, 2017 |  


Boundless freedom within and without

Boundless freedom within and without

I stared at the revolver on the coffee table knowing I’d better not touch it. Dad had said not to. I took a few steps, inching closer to the shi...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Honoring our fallen — and why

Honoring our fallen — and why

As we gathered this past weekend and on Monday to observe Memorial Day, the stated purpose was to pay tribute to fellow Americans who gave their lives...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Thinking of ourselves as God thinks of us

Thinking of ourselves as God thinks of us

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremi...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Listening to others

Listening to others

The epistle of James was written by James, the brother of Jesus. James had not been a believer in his brother before the cross, but saw his brother ri...

May 25th, 2017 |