Handmade Soap and a Sharp Knife

    Handmade Soap and a Sharp Knife

    Elmer and Zen Hall lived in a white frame house where Johnny Harrell’s garage now sits.  Elmer and Zen, an elderly couple who were my neighbors when I was a young boy, were more like family than neighbors.  I came and went through their back door at will.  They...
    Leon Sexton, the tennis coach

    Leon Sexton, the tennis coach

    Leon Sexton wasn’t at Big Johns Liquor Store, Bro. Porter wrecked his car, and God took the opportunity to transform my life.  Leon was a mid-30’s single man, with a drinking problem, a smoking problem, but a guy with a great heart.  Leon had tried to walk away from...
    Be Careful Driving

    Be Careful Driving

    It was like any other Thursday.  Except, it was cold and snow was in the forecast.  About noon, sure enough, snow began to fall with such intensity that visibility was lowered to a short distance.  It got bad quickly, so I decided to make a run to Lourdes Hospital to...
    Let’s PLAYBALL!

    Let’s PLAYBALL!

    From time to time, I pull out old photos, smile at newspaper clippings, pick up a ball, grab a glove, enjoy days long ago as a member of a Calvert City baseball team.  From age 10 to 16, the highlight of my summer days was spent playing baseball. I loved playing in...
    The Day Billy Sewell Flew

    The Day Billy Sewell Flew

    Sure enough, I saw it, Bill flew right through the air.  Wasn’t too graceful, the landing had much to be desired, but Billy Sewell flew without wings! It was one of those hot July days, temperature up close to 100 degrees, too hot to play ball or ride bicycles.   We...
    Puddles

    Puddles

    When I was Associate Pastor at the Broadway Baptist Church in Paducah, one Sunday at the end of morning church, a little girl was standing with me in the side doorway waiting to get on the church bus.  A beautiful red-haired, freckled-faced image of innocence, she...
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