My husband and I were married a few days prior to everything shutting down due to COVID in March of 2020.

At the end of every television show and movie, a list of credits comes across the screen. Sometimes they move so fast, it’s impossible to read them all. Sometimes the credits are so small that…

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, had the nickname “Silent Cal” because of his quiet demeanor. He wisely stated that “no man ever listened himself out of a job.” Most of us rank listening a…

This week I turn 50. I never thought I’d say or write those words about myself! When my grandparents were 50, I thought “That’s really old!” When my parents turned 50, I thought “They’re getti…

True faith acknowledges God’s existence. I believe that faith in God provides a healthy measure of certainty in our lives, and we can possess the knowledge that God loves us through every expe…

Back in the spring, I became completely consumed with a documentary series on Netflix about Formula 1 racing. Before watching this show, I knew nothing about F1.

En estos días me estoy preparando para visitar Costa Rica. Han pasado 3 años desde la ultima oportunidad que tuve de visitar mi familia. Mi hermano y su esposa tuvieron un hijo y no puedo espe…

I marvel at the lasting relevance of Richard Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know …

“Roll with the punches” seems like the most common thing we have to do these days. Kids get quarantined so we rearrange the schedule and roll with the punches. School goes virtual so we gather…

You might not believe that there is a purpose for your life but I am here to tell you that if you have a pulse, you have a purpose. Everything has a purpose.

I grew up hearing this hymn written by Presbyterian minister John H. Sammis in 1887. He penned the lyrics after learning about a young man’s words during a testimony service. The man stood and…

“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” Winston Churchill’s words suggest to me that good can occur in response to our mistakes. Having the humility to admit mist…

I was recently talking with someone about the impact the church has had in my life. When I use the word “church,” it's a description of the gathering of God’s people, the body of Christ. The c…

“It is our privilege to know that we are saved.” I love these words by 19th-century preacher Dwight L. Moody because they emphasize assurance and peace of mind. When we search the Hebrew and G…

In the midst of an empty and formless Earth, God commanded light to come forth on the first day of creation. Over the next four days, God created many things including the sky, the atmosphere …

I have heard the twenty-third Psalm expounded upon numerous times, but one account bears mentioning. The preacher pointed out that in the phrase, “though I walk through the valley of the shado…

It makes sense to me that we are more alike than different. Our common needs for food, water, safety and avoidance of pain top the list. We also need interaction and love from others in order …

During this time of year, we often see a lot of summer storms. You can’t have new growth without water and a little chaos. One of the reasons I love to worship is because I appreciate the rain…

Someone compared an individual with a wavering sense of commitment to a baseball player who attempts to steal second base while keeping his foot on first. This word picture focuses on how pers…

“I always try to remember that I am a work in progress ... each one of us is a work in progress.” John Maxwell’s heartfelt words are right on target and remind me of Joel Hemphil’s inspiring l…

One of my favorite memories from childhood was the occasional shopping trip with my Mom. It wasn’t the shopping. It wasn’t being with Mom, although I loved being with my Mom. (Hey, I was and s…

”Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” — James Dobson

For many years my family enjoyed boating. When I was young, we spent many hours waterskiing and tubing at a large lake near our home. My dad would pull my friends and me around the lake for ho…

As a youngster in the 1950s, I spent occasional summer periods at my grandmother’s home in Pickens County. I looked forward to these visits and always felt love and contentment in her cozy hou…

Friends2Follow


Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

Columbia Breaking News

Greenville Breaking News

Myrtle Beach Breaking News

Aiken Breaking News

N Augusta Breaking News