Love and Marriage

  As a professing Christian, I look to Holy Scriptures for guidance on marriage as well as on other social issues.  Ninety years of observation also impacts my views. Nevertheless, my personal experiences are very limited, and I’m certain that some readers will consider my comments somewhat quaint and superficial. Marriage is not treated consistently […]

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 […]