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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In Memory of Pastor Ray Burnette | A Shepherd has Fallen

The Reverend Ray Burnette 1953 – 2015 Yesterday I learned that Pastor Ray passed from this life into eternity. I served in the same community as he did for four years and interacted with him on a several occasions. I am grateful for his service to his family, the Crisp County community, and to the […]

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Death, Mourning, and Pastoral Care

Today was one of those days when you just don’t know what to do. This morning I received word that a friend’s father had died suddenly. Within an hour of that message, a member of my church also faced the same reality. I shared with my wife that there is never a good time to […]

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