Little Advantages of a Virus

Possibly a Repeating Glimpse of Faith. As a child during the 1940’s I remember the fear that existed for a virus called the poliomyelitis virus. This virus mostly attacked children and required human beings as a host in order to survive.  President Franklin Roosevelt...

Tithe Test in Texas

In the fall of 1950 I was 16 years old and a sophomore in high school in Odessa, Texas. I lived at home with my mother and dad and my four sisters. We lived on West Mable Street. The street in front of our house was all sand and fairly deep, like the sand you see here...

Serendipity: A Canterbury Tale

Serendipity…the unexpected discovery made by happenstance…we all have experienced serendipity.  Exactly 300 years ago – in 1714 – English Baptists – the people who often were considered religious outcasts in their own country – certainly non-conformists in the...

Hugs from Heaven on the Way to Ace’s

A beautiful, gently warm fall day – Saturday, 7 September 2013. My wife and I were going to devote the day to fall yard maintenance. It would be the last day that we could make use of the college worker who had spent several summer days helping us with yard work. She...