Remembering Col. Kenneth R. Wade | “The Crying Soldier”

  July 21, 1945 – February 20, 2016 On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Col. Kenneth R. Wade stepped out of this world and stood at attention before his maker. I will not pretend to know what happened in that exchange. I would like to think, in my mind’s eye, that as Kenny reported for duty, […]

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“The High Cost of Love” | Remembering Frank Thompson

Frank LaDon Thompson August 19, 1969 – October 14, 2015 Yesterday afternoon I was sitting at home watching a baseball game when I found out that my friend Frank’s journey here on earth had come to an end. He died due to complications related to his heart and kidney transplant surgery. The sensation of numbness […]

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The Lingering Effect of Death’s Assault

In Memory of Jacob Carlyle Davis August 20, 1986 – December 28, 2010 Two years ago my family experienced one of the most devastating events we had ever faced. Two years ago my brother-in-law died in a car accident. The “facts” of what happened simply do not have the ability to communicate the emotions that […]

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Remembering James Bailey Bodrey | “Too Short A Life”

James Bailey Bodrey April 1, 1994 – October 20, 2012 I found out about James’ accident this morning as I was getting ready for a meeting. I was shocked by the news that his accident required him being taken to Macon. In the span of a couple of hours the news was not getting better. […]

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In Honor of Dr. Ralph Lightsey: “He Stirred the Gift within Me”

I found out this evening that the father of a friend died yesterday afternoon. It was not unexpected. He had been under hospice care. The news of Dr. Ralph Lightsey’s passing brought two memories to my mind. The first was hearing him preach in the church I attended and would later serve as associate pastor. […]

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