Category Archives: Personal

Royce’s World Civilizations Textbook

Royce, our eighteen-year-old son, is currently attending the local community college. He’s in the general-education program, the idea being that he will complete that two-year program and then transfer to a four-year school. Okay, so far so good. He comes … Continue reading

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Far Better

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between … Continue reading

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The Vanity of Sports

For what has man for all his labor, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun? For all his days are sorrowful, and his work burdensome; even in the night his heart takes … Continue reading

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New Seasons

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1, N.K.J.V.) It’s been quite a while since I provided any kind of update as to what’s going on with me and my family. So, I … Continue reading

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Running To and Fro

I had to drive over to Asheville, N.C., yesterday for a routine medical visit. From where I live in Spruce Pine, N.C., the drive takes a little over an hour both ways. But it isn’t a leisurely drive. The two-way … Continue reading

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The Jonah Path

Here’s some Bible trivia for you. Question: What is the Bible’s only book that ends with a question? Answer: Jonah. Jonah 4:11 closes the book with God asking the prophet Jonah: “And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Seem to Care

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph … Continue reading

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