I have often heard people say, “Love is a strange thing” I guess they say that because people have a weird way of expressing their love. I still can’t figure out why my mom tore my behind up f…

Some of my favorite childhood memories in the 1980s are fishing and crabbing with my brothers from the East Bay Park boat landing. I had no concern that the fish or crabs I caught and brought …

Supporters of a proposed stretch of interstate connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach recently got a couple of pieces of welcome, long-awaited news. A judge dismissed a lawsuit that had been holding …

Last time we offered another overview of the importance of being an effective parent. From the moment a child comes to us, the job of being present for the child’s attachment with our loving a…

A client once wrote a company for information about their product. In the letter, he specifically stated that he did not want a salesman to call on him.

Before the use of drones, the military used specialized aircrafts to deceive radars. Stealth aircraft were designed to avoid detection using a variety of technologies that reduce reflection/em…

I can’t remember how many times while raising my three daughters upon hearing the sound of a sudden heavy “thunk” I called out to my daughter’s to ask them, “What was that?” In variably their …

If you ever plan to travel out of a country legally, you need to possess a passport. This document connects the holder with his or her country authorizing travel to foreign countries and authe…

We humans often react to the very things that are on our minds. Often times, the motive associated with a crime is deemed premeditated. This means that the person invested a lot of thought int…

To start with, let’s look at two words, affect and effect. Affect means to act on, produce an effect, or change. Effect means something that is produced by an agency or cause. The affects COVI…

As Humans, we are so independent minded. Sometimes we are just too independent minded. We are social creatures by nature, yet when it comes to completing a task, many among us struggle in our …

Last time we started a discussion on the critical needs of our children and how important it is for the managing parents to be observant and vigilant making sure that healthy development stays…

In the gospel according to Matthew, we find these words recorded from the mouth of Jesus, “Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful f…

Numbers. My wife and I have been watching a television series which actually ended about five or six years ago call “Numbers”. It’s about the FBI and their solving crimes while using a genius …

Life is full of ups and downs, some things surprises us and some things we expected to happen. Regardless of the outcome, many of us are saddened by disappointments. Too often, things happen t…

Many people around the world have heard of the Moron Brothers, (Michael Carr and Michael Hammond) who live in my hometown. Mike Carr is a good friend and I’ve actually performed music with him…

With recent debates going on at the statehouse about the future of our state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, I have yet to hear a lawmaker bring up a very important, but often overlooked facet o…

At Conway Medical Center, March 17, 2020 changed everything. A patient was admitted that day, suspected of having COVID-19. Just a few days before, South Carolina had its first known case of t…

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A biker friend I knew from when I lived in Chicago had a birthday this past week. I was reminded of that by receiving his birthday notice on Face Book. So of course I wished him a happy birthd…

History allows us the opportunity to sneak back into the past anytime we want to. He who hates history, hates his own bloodline.

About a month ago, my workplace was hacked. And in the digital age, this presents serious complications — in the short term, it halted email communications, blocked access to historical projec…

"Jim, glad to see you up and about. Sorry about your hospital stay."

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When I began conducting parenting and family life classes and workshops years ago, I promoted them from a base at Coastal Carolina University. I often got the question, “what’s a parenting cla…

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The great citizens of these United States of America have fallen into a trap of thinking that they must work endlessly to may foolish purchases. For some reasons, we have become insatiable peo…

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I served as a missionary to the country of Ecuador in South America through the 1980’s and the early 1990’s. I have many friends from Ecuador who have come to visit with us through the years a…

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I remember as a young boy, sitting in the living room with my parents and occasionally when my grandparents would visit, we would all listen to a Billy Graham crusade on television. It was com…

Pupils, I’d like to address you frankly today. And by pupils, naturally, I mean the expanding and contracting portion of your iris that permits light and thus facilitates your sense of sight.

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Farewell 2020 and hello to change, after a whip-lash start with back-to-back negatives and positives. The year will indeed bring new and different efforts to stem the virus tide, heal the sick…

The older we are, the more we can see how the world has changed. The Bible reveals the human race is born with a corrupt nature and also has a lot to say about an evil spiritual enemy that is …

What are the chances of you and I being alike? This question is very important because it is the beginning of the path down a multitude of roads. When people detect that they are not alike sev…

We are deep into January and I hope the New Year resolutions you made are still going strong. The most popular declarations usually involve better eating habits and exercise into our daily rou…

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