Going back to the past risks pain. But pain is the great truth-teller, the means by which we discover our true self, bare before God, admitting that self to God, recognizing Him and asking forgiveness.

Seed and harvest

Seed and harvest

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with that judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Matthew 7: 1,2).  If I close my eyes and draw from my reservoir, wafting through my mind is the smell of sweat and cheap detergent, the sight of …

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How y’all been doin’?

How y’all been doin’?

In the year of Covid, I miss those four walls called church. Imagine my delight when, taking respite up on the mountain, N. and I heard music across the street at the church. Seeing everyone gathering outside, the scene enjoined us to mosey across the lawn and sit. Welcomed by sunshine, leaves whisking on the …

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Just A Screen Door From Hell

Just A Screen Door From Hell

Summers in Orangeburg were torrid. Situated in a geographic line between Florence, S.C. and Augusta, Ga., the big “O” sits in the middle of what is known as the sand hills. Normal days in July and August customarily reach 100 degrees with 100% humidity. Known as the Garden City, Orangeburg rests its reputation on the …

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A faith of love and forgiveness without atonement and redemption is something different altogether.

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