Preaching Hope

Preaching Hope

North Carolina’s sixth annual “Elevating Preaching” conference encouraged preachers to address needed issues while also incorporating elements of hope into their sermons. The conference, co-sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North...
We’re all in it

We’re all in it

Something like 30,000 people were expected to meander through the Raleigh Convention Center this weekend for the city’s 29th International Festival, and I was happily among them. I suspect we could all use a little more color in our lives, especially when it...
Absent evidence

Absent evidence

Don’t you love those days when you have more stuff to do than you can shake a stick at, but not enough room to shake the stick? I’ve got writing projects galore to get on with, not to mention Nurturing Faith videos to record, but my “studio”...

Oh, my achin’ back …

I’m too old for this. Really. But too cheap to hire professional movers. So, with a promising sale of Susan’s house in Macon on the horizon, we spent the weekend packing and cleaning and digging a drainage ditch the inspector wanted and making runs to...
Yakking it up

Yakking it up

When a child goes to college, parents can learn a lot. For example, I hadn’t known about one of the latest social media rages until my son told me about some comments another student had made on YikYak. Yik what? YikYak is an app, much like Twitter (though you...
Rockin’ with Ruby

Rockin’ with Ruby

You’ve seen the signs, if you’re of a certain age and have travelled the big roads and the back roads of the Southeast or Midwest: black roofs on red barns, mostly, emblazoned with “See Rock City.” I’ve read that a single man named Clark...