Greetings, two weeks ago while seeking a treatment for shortness of breath and what I thought was pleurisy, it was discovered that I have lung cancer. We know nothing about malignancy, what type it is or anything about its treatment. This week we are the process of collecting data, opinions, and plans of treatment. We […]
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Thanks again for picking up your paper and reading this column. Those in several Churches are in the season of Advent, or a season of waiting. We celebrated the Third Sunday of Advent this morning and it emphasized the Light that Christ brings wherever He goes. This Sunday was a good example of just that. […]
I trust you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food and family. I also hope we did not forget to give God thanks for the many blessings he gives us on a daily basis. I trust we do not wait until next Thanksgiving to give thanks. We need to talk to God daily and […]
Do you remember studying about Thanksgiving while attending Elementary School? I remember reading the books in the classroom about Thanksgiving and listening to the teachers describe the first Thanksgiving in America. It was a beautiful story. The Pilgrims had made it in the New World and sat down to a bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner. Their guests […]
My what a disagreeable Sunday afternoon with rain falling and someone on TV or the computer mentioning the word snow. Reminds me of my 28 years with DeSoto County Schools and the much undesirable task of getting up early in the morning in weather like this to check roads and decide if the big […]
I hope you are having a good week and enjoying the nice weather we are having. We enjoyed having Matt Laubhan with WTVA television in Tupelo as our Rotary Program last week. Matt is not only a good weather man but we soon discovered he was a man of faith. He did not hesitate […]
Greetings to each of you. Thanks for the input I received on my yellow butterflies. They are getting in a hurry now to make their way south and avoid the cold weather. Also remember I mentioned a change in the weather. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I. It is now Saturday […]
I hope you enjoy this Irish story. It is absolutely one of my favorite writings. It was sent to me years ago and I cannot give credit because I do not know the author’s name His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for […]
Greetings to each of you on a warm (more than warm) Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2014. After contacting what my doctor said was a stomach virus my week-end became rather subdued but they naturally are subdued anyway. I did feel like getting up and going to Church this morning. I feel better for having […]
Greetings: Hope you have had a nice week-end. We enjoyed the cool weather last week but it sure seems the heat is on again. I find myself thinking and saying, “I can’t wait until winter and then I think of the frigid temperatures we had last winter. I guess, no I know, I am hard […]
Not long ago while preaching at Shady Grove I saw a very large black dog that resembled a black bear. After mentioning this to the congregation it has been difficult to keep folks inside the building. I will admit to glancing outside during the service myself. After talking about the bears I was reminded of […]
Many of my readers continually ask if I had it to do over again would I enter the field of education as my profession. My answer has always been and is “You bet.” The 31 years in education were wonderful years. I have always believed they were planned for me by God. After all it […]
Most of you know that DeSoto County is my second home and the first home of my wife, Ann. When I went to DeSoto County for my first teaching job, I found myself at Horn Lake High School. Not knowing anyone on staff, I was in the same shape as many first year teachers – […]
We have just enjoyed Memorial Day Week-end. I hope it was more that just a holiday for us. I regret I did not do this column before Memorial Day but I believe it has something to say to all of us about honoring our military people. An anonymous email tells a story we need to […]
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