Monthly Archives: June 2010

Fresco Freedom

Monday morning, I had a speaking engagement at the Statesville Civic Center. What a nice facility! Before the events started, one of the ladies invited me to take a peek at the notorious Fresco painting in the front foyer. Benjamin F. Long, IV who has now achieved international fame grew up in Statesville. He attended UNC Chapel Hill and later lived …

A Bitter Apple

As I travel between speaking engagements, I can get hungry while I’m driving. One day this week, I covered myself with napkins tucked in my collar and on my lap to avoid juice stains while I ate a small apple. My first few bites of the apple were bitter, but I ate it anyway – I was starving. As I ate it and drove along the highway, I thought this …

A Tribute of Thanks

Yesterday, my third and youngest child graduated from the 5th grade, from the elementary school that our family has been involved with for the last seven years. During the graduation ceremony, I amazingly kept my emotions together. I was writing my thank you notes to the staff and reflecting over all of the years I had spent with them, my heart welled …

Every Little Sparrow

My alarm startled me this morning blarring a song by Twilia Paris, “God is in Control.” I laid there listening… “He’s watchin’ over you, watchin’ over me, watchin’ over everything…every little sparrow, every little thing…” I used to listen to this song years ago and the words came …
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