I am going to try my best today to not be one of those sappy dads who cries all the way through my daughter’s wedding. Especially since I am performing the ceremony. But there are no guarantees, because she’s my baby girl. Where did the years go? Where is the baby with bouncing curls who … Continue reading Where did the years go?
Many years ago, my older daughter walked into the bedroom to ask an honest question about meal preparation. “Mom,” she said, “What should I use to serenade the chicken?” I couldn’t resist. I suggested, “Hey, good lookin’ whatcha got cookin’?” I know, I’m a wise guy. After we had pointed out that the word is … Continue reading We are raising adults, not children
One of the biggest shocks was how cold it was. Don’t get me wrong—we were happy to leave the sweltering heat of North Carolina for a few days, but we were not prepared for temperatures that dropped into the 30s. Especially since the houses we stayed in were not heated. But we were in South … Continue reading Mission trips change us
One of her granddaughters said she was classy and sassy. I would agree with that. Martha Orcutt was one of those older ladies who could grace a good Easter hat, and the pictures prove it. She was also feisty and funny. Many times when I got up to leave after a visit I would tell … Continue reading She was one of a kind
God created marriage. When Jesus was questioned by the religious rulers of His day about divorce, which is the dissolution of something He created, He took them back to the beginning, because He was there. “He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing … Continue reading And God created marriage
When I was a teenager in Winston-Salem, someone laced chunks of meat with poison and threw them to some of my neighbors’ dogs. The dogs died and the owners cried and the rest of us were shocked. Who would commit such a senseless act? What had those dogs done to deserve death? That was 40 … Continue reading We cannot remain silent about this