Some people know how to trowel concrete into a smooth, glass-like surface that elegantly meets the edges of a previously poured concrete surface. And other people, evidently, should stick to w…

After looking in my closets for a needed article for my Harley and not finding it, I have concluded that we are all a bunch of packrats. Now I realize I said I was looking through my stuff, so…

Doors are one of mankind’s most amazing inventions. We don’t normally think of a door in the course of our daily routines. That doesn’t change the fact of their importance nor of their usefuln…

I hope that the glorious South Carolina summer sun has made an appearance by the time this column runs. I’m sorry to report that a glance at the long-range weather forecast indicates showers, …

Well, here we are. Did y’all think there would be anything else added to 2020? I was for sure hoping we had reached our limit on hard things, but nope! I’m on the verge of just writing this ye…

Keys. You know those little insignificant pieces of carved and notched metal that we all carry around. You never think about how important they are until you need one and don’t have it. I have…

I guess it’s safe for me to write about racial injustice in my column this week. Every since the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Lloyd, this subject has gripped the news cycle.

I guess it’s safe for me to write about racial injustice in my column this week. Every since the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Lloyd, this subject has gripped the news cycle.

Will a 60-year-old white woman who grew up on Long Island, New York, have anything meaningful to say about the demonstrations occurring across the nation in this week’s column in a South Carol…

Keys. You know those little insignificant pieces of carved and notched metal that we all carry around. You never think about how important they are until you need one and don’t have it. I have…

Spring riding season for bikers (motorcycle riders) is here. I usually go up in early May and ride with 65-70 of my Christian biker friends from the Chicago area. We usually ride in Kentucky o…

High school graduation. It should be a time of reflection, excitement, satisfaction, and celebration. While this season for high school seniors across the county and even the world has turned …

To separate me from “the public”—which, of course, is you—my office now has a Plexiglas shield that sits in a sturdy stand on the front edge of my desk and extends about 4 feet long by 4 feet …

I was watching some skateboard competition on TV not too long ago. It was amazing what those people could do. Watching movies on TV, one also sees amazing feats of daring, such as holding onto…

Car-wrapping is not something I have concerned myself with, as I do not need to advertise a business by having a logo temporarily emblazoned on my vehicle’s exterior. Also, car-wrapping typica…

Things. We all have a lot of things. A lot! We have cars and we have lawnmowers. Most people have more than one watch… just in case one breaks, or we misplace our phone. We have our storage sh…

There were a lot of random, Dr. Seuss-ish trees on our property, interspersed with thickets of shrub-like growth from old stumps, all draped with that indestructible, thorny, South Carolina st…

Well, things are still weird. While I thought things were as weird as they could get, I was wrong. Things have just gotten weirder. Some places have opened back up but is it safe to go? I feel…

Everything about this pandemic has been extreme and surreal. Driving on Route 17 toward Myrtle Beach, I see a digital highway sign flashing an ominous message about doing what you can to stop …

Hello, my fellow struggle bus riders! Wow! We are still here, together and alone. So weird, right? It’s still hard. No one is sure much, or what exactly we should be doing. But, in an effort n…

“To be, or not to be?” That is the question? No, that is not the question, or even a choice. If you are able to read this then you already are, so you cannot, not be. Confused? Don’t feel bad.…

Under the cover of a dark September night in 1889, three children of Martin W. and Anna Zimmerman crawled into the newly constructed Lichty Mennonite Meetinghouse in Eastern Pennsylvania. Sent…

A woman died. Two men came to pick up her body. Upon entering the house with the coffin, an innocent child greeted them with, “Mama’s asleep, don’t wake her!” But when the little girl saw them putting her mother in the coffin, she was inconsolable with grief. 

Do we really understand politics? No, not the political kind that has been in the paper, on the radio or the TV and in everyone’s conversation these days. Because the corona virus is the main …

With so many people getting dinners as takeout from the wonderful restaurants of Georgetown County, I wish the restaurants would stop automatically including plastic knives, forks, and spoons.…

While I was pastoring here in Georgetown from 1999 to 2009 I was a regular at the round table in the Ball & Que Restaurant for morning breakfast. There were several men that came in regula…

Who’s tired? I am flat out exhausted. I don’t feel like I’m working any harder than usual. I am for sure eating more than usual, so you’d think I’d be pumped full of energy. But nope!

The cold water hurt my teeth, and it didn’t come from a cooler. Nor a faucet. There was no faucet. My grandparents cranked a windlass, lowering a bucket into a hand-dug well and hauling up wat…

We humans are strange. We have a burning desire to understand our world and what is going on around us. Yet at times we seemingly don’t care to understand as long as things are going smoothly.…

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