Don’t Go Flingin’ No Cravin’

The first time I ever heard the phrase “done flung a cravin’..” was from a Jerry Clower record. He was talking about Marcel Ledbetter and Marcel’s cousin, Bully, and sardines in mustard sauce. Marcel said “Bully done flung a cravin’..”. My education was complete. As we go through life, we are all enticed by many…

Like the sands through the hour glass… time marches on.

Nothing gets a person to watch the clock like the end of a basketball game or some other deadline. I can remember watching basketball games at Heath High School and the clock winding down and it was as important as the play on the floor, it seemed. If we were ahead, it could not move…

Did you ever spend time in the Fun House?

I grew up in Western Kentucky and the large town there was Paducah. One of the favorite destinations in Paducah was Noble Park. This was a large area that was set up with pavilions for family gatherings, open area where folks would picnic on a blanket in the sun or in the shade, areas large…

I will sort my own marbles, please.

When I was young, I loved to play with marbles. I had a box full and beyond the playing marbles in the dirt with others, I made up various games to play that were akin to shuffleboard or bowling but played on a soft surface. I had many fun hours with these round pieces of…

Has my flight boarded yet?

Matthew 7:13-14 Contemporary English Version The Narrow Gate 13 Go in through the narrow gate. The gate to destruction is wide, and the road that leads there is easy to follow. A lot of people go through that gate. 14 But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so…

Are you an “over comer”?

Franklin D. Roosevelt had many moments to inspire the American people. Facing the Great Depression, he inspired many with his words. One of the famous quotes he spoke to the American people was “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Fear is paralyzing for an individual and a nation. No one knew better than…

Your Beliefs?

John 8:2  Early in the morning he came again to the temple.All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 2 Thess 2:15  So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter The Apostle’s Creed is a good way of…

Conestoga had a cover on it.

For centuries, the mode of travel was either by walking or via beast of burden, the ox, horse or mule. Often, there was some sort of cart associated with this travel. It could have been a wagon, a buggy, a chariot or several other styles were used. There was one very popular wagon that had…

If I Could Turn Back Time

You can’t turn back the clock In the the past, there are instances where time has stood still. (See Joshua 10:12-14)  There are instances where people are “transported” from one place to another place in almost an instant. But nowhere in history has the clock been turned back to a previous time. We sit around…

Are We There Yet?

Anyone with children knows the joy of going on a trip with your children. The anticipation of the trip goes on for a few weeks up until the day of departure. With mine, it was hard to get out of the drive way without one asking “Are we there yet?”. It wasn’t quite that bad…