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The definition for the word arrogance is in a sense the “confidence in one’s own abilities.” We are built for a spirit of humility, and, when we clothe ourselves in our own … more
“NELLY! Dooooon’t liiick my legs!!! I just put on lotion!” After showering, our daughter Stacia had applied a generous sloshing of cream to her legs. Sauntering out of the … more
 “IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEEEEEE!” Those words will fill the stands at Neyland Stadium, in Knoxville, in a few days. They will echo off the surrounding hills and … more
 Some people have a way of stirring up trouble and/or chaos. Some keep constant turmoil brewing all the time, while others seem to always speak calm into every situation. What are we personally … more
Psalms  14:1 The fool has said in his heart there is no God. Proverbs 1:32 The prosperity (our own complacency of feeling smug and satisfaction with oneself) will destroy the fool. Proverbs … more
Do you remember “On the Road With Charles Kuralt?”  I remember the name of the show more than the actual program. A book in my library by the late Mr. Kuralt has the words “On … more
 We all have that one family member or friend that can whip up a meal with no notice and feed several people, all in a few minutes. That person is usually someone’s grandmother, and … more
There’s a guy who is mentioned a few times in the New Testament that possessed a unique, but not proprietary, quality. This man’s acts changed the course of lives and impacted the gospel … more
It has been said that the three most important aspects for success in retail or real estate is location, location, location. It was never beneficial to us as children to sell lemonade from our front … more
It’s really easy to get caught focusing on the gold, silver, and bronze medals decorating the elite at the Olympic games.  Take a good look at the medals coming out of Tokyo this … more
The summer Olympic Games were not able to happen last year for obvious reasons. So, after rescheduling for this year, we are now able to view games again through the wonders of television. Some of … more
If you could choose one person - anyone from any time - to add you to their prayer list, who would you choose? Let me state the obvious first, then ask you to reconsider the question. My first … more
 Every person ever born will die. World wide 162,000 die every day and 358,000 are born. People will die in 2 conditions - SAVED OR LOST. The saved will go to HEAVEN and the lost will go to … more
 Having visited the Old Burying Grounds and Capt. Otway Burns’ grave, in Beaufort, North Carolina (That’s Bo-fort. Bew-ford is in South Carolina), and having eaten at the Sanitary … more
Maybe we should talk more about it, you know, the one little word in the vocabulary of mankind that implies “condition.” We were told as children “if” we do our chores then we … more
Katie Grace, our stinking cute granddaughter, is spending a few days with Nahnee and Papa. Are we spoiling her? Well...yeah...duh! But I still have to do yard work. She gets to watch. Sometimes she … more
How many of you were like us?  I thought that we would tie the proverbial knot, carry Ashley over the threshold, and as the fairy tales say, “live happily ever after?” We dated for … more
 Have you ever wondered why so many young adults are choosing cohabitation and premarital sex over the traditional view of marriage?  There may be many reasons, but I’ve witnessed one … more
Our 114-year-old house is in a National Historic Neighborhood. We have added on and remodeled through the years that we have lived here - somewhat less than 114 - but it is still an old … more
EPHESIANS 5:22-28. Wives, submit yourselves unto your OWN HUSBAND, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the HEAD of the wife, even as Christ is the HEAD of the CHURCH, and he is the savior of the … more
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