If I told you that I had gone to get my hair done, gotten a manicure or a massage, you’d appreciate the fact that “I did it for me.” But my activity may actually sound like drudgery to some.

An elementary school hired a new science teacher. The teacher was an atheist (someone who does not believe in God) and proud of it. In fact, he often talked about it, and since the kids were fairly young, he easily intimidated them. One day, the teacher boldly announced, “My mother was an at…

This article is in response to a prior article dispelling the rapture in the Bible as with dispensation. I will write about rapture here and dispensation another time. Even though the word “rapture” is not in the Bible as the word “Trinity” and, of course, the word “Bible” itself, it is real…

Understanding the nature of grief can help us better cope with loss. Grief is a natural, healthy process that enables us to recover from terrible emotional wounds. We should not feel guilty for grieving because it is a necessary part of God’s pathway to healing.

A husband was trying to convince his wife that women talk more than men. To prove his point, he showed her a study indicating that men on the average use only 15,000 words per day, while women on the average use about 30,000 words per day.

If you read the title and declared you have no addiction, you are either lying to yourself or you simply are not aware what your addiction is. I truly believe we all have an addiction to something. Some only think drugs and alcohol when they hear the word addiction. They forget about cigaret…

The small, neatly kept stack of air mail letters from the 1940’s were Mom’s treasure … World War II letters from my father-in-law, Ray, to his sweetheart, Martina. After the war, she would become his bride.

Several years ago, a radio program out of Michigan reported the following true story on the air. It involved a man who bought a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee for $30,000. As a result of his purchase on credit, he ended up with monthly loan payments of $400. After his purchase, the owner and …

Has it ever happened to you? You’re sure you understand each other. But you’re really clueless.

“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.” (John 16:20 NIV).

In law enforcement, we witness relationships at varying points along the emotional spectrum. Unfortunately, a greater number of our job-related encounters involve the worst times in the dissolving of a couples courtship or marital unions. Many times the children are the ones who are the wors…

Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 miles per hour. He thought to himself, “That driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So, he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over.

Imagine growing up in a midwestern farming community where corn fields covered as far as the eye could see. No internet. No shopping mall. No real store to speak of for miles. Yet, never being bored. I survived this life. Matter of fact, I miss it. God created too much for us to ever really …

I love the songs, the aromas, the sights of Christmas. Somehow even the simplest thing can rekindle a memory I thought long forgotten.

TALLAHASSEE — Kiyana Bell, of Avon Park, graduated from the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at Florida A&M University during the Dec. 13 and 14 commencement exercises. Bell was among more than 600 students who received degrees.

Stacked carefully are several favorite books that my husband Ken bought for me. I’ve read and re-read them over the years.

Women from Primera Iglesia Hispana Assemblies of God and Iglesia De Dios joined together in October for “Women of Faith United,” their first joint Coffee Party. Activities Director Daisy Dominguez, who put this event together, said, ‘It is time that our churches and communities come together…

The grief process, for adults as well as children and teens, is like sailing across a stormy sea. When we first experience a great loss, we are launched into a tempest of emotions. We feel surrounded by darkness and heavy waves of anguish. Comforting words are drowned out by howling winds of…

The true story is told of a pair of Michigan robbers who entered a record shop nervously waving guns in the air. The first one shouted, “Nobody move!” When his partner moved, the startled first bandit shot him.

As we put Thanksgiving celebrations to rest (but hopefully not daily gratitude), we step into another celebratory season.

It is said that if you look for the negative, you will find it. The opposite is true as well. If you look for the positive, you will find it.

An old, country doctor once went way out in the boondocks to deliver a baby. It was so far away from everyone and everything that the house did not even have electricity.

Don’t let the title confuse you, I am not suggesting you attempt to purchase the road you live on. Rather, I am referring to the path of life you have traveled on that brings you to your current station. Some of us have traveled a long and bumpy road filled with potholes of past mistakes. De…

A long time ago, my mother-in-law wrote a tribute to her dad that ended with these words. “And when I said my last goodbye to the dearest and the best, somehow I knew that God was near and would take care of all the rest.”

The music played while we visited in our motel room. I swept little 2-year-old Walter up into my arms and danced with him.

A very successful businessman parked his new sports car, a Ferrari, in front of his office in order to show it off to his colleagues. As he was getting out of the vehicle, a truck came along too closely and completely tore off the car’s open door. The businessman immediately grabbed his cell…

Our first house was on three-quarters of an acre. It sloped into a nice size backyard that bordered on a small forest of its own. Along the front of the property was a brook that meandered over rocks and created its own music.