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Have you ever heard the expression, if all else fails read the instructions? We often buy things that have to be assembled. We bought a wood splitter with 22 pages of instructions, from hooking up … more
 Sammie and I were listening to Christian music on the car radio. When a certain song came on, Sammie asked if I remembered where we were when we heard that particular number for the first time. … more
Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  Something that makes your jaw drop, heart smile, and eyes water?  We had such an experience when we went to Chattanooga to … more
 I was talking to a man a few weeks ago. I asked him do you read and study the BIBLE? Then I asked him if he went to worship with the church. He answered both questions NO. Then I asked him what … more
OK, so imagine with me, you’re sitting at the dinner table having a large family gathering. Everyone is eating and talking, and then, out of nowhere, a hand with no arm appears before you and … more
Bowling is one of the few active indoor events we’ve gotten to enjoy as a family during the pandemic. For both Micah and Gabriel’s birthday this winter, the Wiles family has made our way … more
There are many ways in which true love is expressed. In ancient Greek there are at least seven different words that mean some type of love. Eros refers to romantic love, the idea behind … more
 Feb. 14 is the day we observe Valentine’s Day in this country. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the origin concerning the giving of letters, gifts and flowers associated with this … more
In many ways, 2021 is no different from 2020, at least...not so far. Not having to say “2020” is encouraging, but being careful - and perhaps a little suspicious of every stranger we pass … more
Love is in the air!  With Valentine’s day fast approaching, everybody is talking about love.  This small word with big meaning is used to describe more than just our … more
 HEBREWS 13:5-9 says let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly … more
I spent a few days last week with a group of pastors, and among those was Ted Winsley. Ted has been the chaplain for the Philadelphia Eagles for the past 10 years. He has journaled his time with the … more
A bizarre couplet of communications happened only moments apart this week, inspiring this article about family unity. I was walking to the Coffee Collective for a standard cup of Joe when a … more
Before our daughter, Stacia, moved to Mt Juliet in the suburbs of Nashville, she was visiting the Playl Juniors. Grayson and Anderson were  lavishing the extra attention. Anderson, especially, … more
 I think a lot of people right now could agree that it’s time to gear up, get the running shoes out, blow the dust off, and get ready to run. This entire planet has spent the last 10 … more
RIGHTEOUS is a person with morally RIGHT conduct, virtuous a just man, a very good man, excellent. VIRTUOUS is a person with HIGH moral standards. Virgin, chaste, pure. The BIBLE IS a book about SIN. … more
Stacia, our youngest daughter, moved to Mt Juliet, Tennessee, before Christmas. Mt. Juliet is a suburb of Nashville. MJ is also where our son and his family live. Aunt Stacia wanted to be close to … more
 JOHN 1:35-42 says John and two of his disciples stood and looking upon JESUS said, behold the LAMB OF GOD! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed JESUS. Then Jesus turned, and … more
 Have you ever noticed a small child for some reason would rather move about barefoot than to wear shoes? Being a grandparent makes you a bit more aware of the clothing habits of a child. It … more
A few days ago, I visited my cardiologist and was’re FAT and LAZY! Wow! That really stung. But it was true, and I needed to hear it for my own good. To be totally honest, he … more
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