Loving You

On some nights sixty-six years ago I stood guard in a military camp in Korea.  As I walked back and forth in the cold, alert to the sounds and movements around me, my mind was filled with thoughts of home.  I thought especially of the loving wife that waited for me there.  Out of those […]

Truth

  “Quid est veritas?” said Pilate to Jesus. What is truth?  Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Many people, especially those of a progressive bent, deny that there is such a thing as objective truth and say that truth is a matter of perspective.  They insist that all truth claims should be recognized […]

Family Love

  On the afternoon of December 16, 1951, Ann McGuire and I stepped out of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Carolina Beach, North Carolina as man and wife. The Happy Couple After a brief honeymoon, we established a home for two in a small cottage in Chapel, Hill, North Carolina.  Over the next seven months I […]

A Tribute to Family

I am a member of a large and complex extended family.  This post contains selective photographs of my parents, half-brothers and sisters, and other members of their several families.  The information herein is primarily of interest to my sons, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, but I hope that others may also find it informative. I am […]

The Last Jar

My daughter-in-law Joy shared the following story with her extended family.  I thought it a very loving and beautiful  tribute to her Dad and to family. While our kitchen was being packed for our next move, Lucy was packing-up our pantry items. She came upon an old jar of sweet potatoes in the back corner of […]

Faith Alive

My wife Ann and I professed our Christian faith. We realized that we were imperfect people in desperate need of God’s love and mercy. We acknowledged and confessed our sins, and we placed our belief and hope in our Savior, Jesus Christ.  We praised the Lord for His many blessings, and we knew that as […]

Beyond Ourselves

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace. This beautiful sentence of Elizabeth Barrett Browning expresses the sort of feeling that is beyond our ability to describe.  No dictionary can provide words adequate to describe such […]