When the Long Ago Suddenly Reappears

When the Long Ago Suddenly Reappears

Is the past really the past or does it reappear now and then? I saw one of my old college professors the other day, even though he has been dead a good number of years. Now, before you think I’ve gone completely round the bend, let me explain. Actually, I didn’t see him but I […]

Decoration Day at Caney

Decoration Day at Caney

  Each third Sunday in May, people gather at a country cemetery in Cherokee County called Caney. I think of it as our family cemetery because many of my family and relatives are buried there. Of course, many others who are unrelated lie there too. Six generations of my family are there, from Clint who […]

Untangling the Web

Untangling the Web

Why do you pick up a cozy mystery and read? Is it because you like the characters or is it the setting? Do you like to try to untangle that snarled web of a mystery before the protagonist does? Have you noticed that in the cozy mystery genre, there’s a lot of leeway, a lot […]

Manaen, Man of Mystery

Manaen, Man of Mystery

I first published this piece on Manaen several years ago. Since that time, I have not learned anything else about him. Manaen still remains a mysterious person in the New Testament, but an intriguing one. I came across an intriguing name in Acts 13:1– Manaen. As far as I know, this man is not mentioned […]

Sounds or Noises?

Sounds or Noises?

This early in the morning, I sometimes hear far-off clangs and bangs, with a continuous underlying roar. The only explanation I can think of is the train downtown. It must be busy doing whatever trains do on those tracks, maybe hooking or unhooking cars? A softer but much more pleasant sound is my water fountain in the flower […]

Abandoned

Abandoned

As I drive along the highways, sometimes I pass  a house that was abandoned long ago. It would look pretty good if somebody took a hand and my fingers itch to buy it, re-furbish it, make it stand proud and solid once again. Just daydreaming, you know, because for a few seconds I see it outside my […]