Alone But Not Alone

Alone But Not Alone

After my brother-in-law returned home from twenty days of hospitalized isolation for COVID-19, I asked him, “What would you speak about if you preached a sermon about your experience?”  He replied, “The Holy Spirit.” I asked him to elaborate. He said, “I was alone but...
Speaking Through Short Stories

Speaking Through Short Stories

I take my morning walks along the Florida panhandle at Grayton Beach and Blue Mountain Beach. I do it as early as possible to avoid the larger crowds of beach enthusiasts. A friend of mine suggested I take a plastic bag with me and pick up trash while I walked. I...
Creating a New Shopping Culture in the Pandemic

Creating a New Shopping Culture in the Pandemic

I don’t like the current pandemic as much as anyone else.  It endangers my life and curtails my activities. My wife and I work on the front lines in a hospital and at a grocery store, respectively. It’s been interesting to see my understanding and concern about the...
Living Significantly in a Racial World

Living Significantly in a Racial World

In your opinion what does it mean to live significantly? I will use portions of two poems I’ve penned to describe elements of living significantly. The first poem based on Jesus’ parable in Matthew 25:31-46 is about the separation of the sheep and the goats on...
Get Prepared to Be Enlisted as a Speaker

Get Prepared to Be Enlisted as a Speaker

When did you give your first public speech? Nearly fifty years ago I became a public speaker, not a professional one, but as a result of my high school classmates enlisting me to give one of the two graduate addresses in our June 3, 1970 graduation ceremony. Some...