Outside the Walls: Show the Son

“We aren’t in South Carolina anymore,” I thought as I looked around at the makeshift housing along the roadside, and the conditions in the school that would be our home for the week in Puerto Rico. It was the first mission experience where our students were immersed in another culture and a flight away from […]

Wholly Healthy: Sexual Abuse — Know the Signs

It seems that every week, every month, we learn of another allegation of the sexual abuse of children. While it’s easy to throw stones at various groups, a horrible truth remains: Humans are sinful and abusive. We can find sexual abuse in any group. It’s not a problem that can be relegated to Catholics or […]

Editor’s Word: America’s population is aging

As a nation, we are getting older.  That reality touches just about every area of American life. Everything from new razor blades that are designed to help shave another person to remote patient monitoring and innovative health care delivery systems are just a couple of the new offerings for an aging population. By 2030, according […]


The other day, I lived out one of my dreams. I played golf at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and the management provided me with a caddie. Me, with a caddie. I felt like a real pro. It was a little stressful at the first tee. I took a mighty swing and […]

Guest Viewpoint: Thy Will Be Done

Sometimes it seems the hardest thing for a Christian to do is to accept God’s will. We pray and ask God for help — to heal us, bless our lives and change our situations. We pray that God will answer us in the way we want, and when He doesn’t, we become frustrated and question […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Grammy’s Potato Salad

In my family growing up in Greenville, our Easter meal was different than the southern meal because my grammy was European. We had leg of lamb, Grammy’s potato salad, and, of course, Easter eggs that we had dyed the night before. So when I got married to a wonderful southern man from the lower part […]

Outside the Walls: One Sweet Prayer

“Daddy, can I have some Easter candy for breakfast?” As cute as my son Corder is, there are some requests that fall on deaf ears in my house (especially when Grandmama isn’t around). However, there are other requests that put me on the move every time: “Daddy, can you help me with my homework? Daddy, […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

May is my favorite month of the year: flowers blooming, wonderful weather, eating outside — and, of course, grilling. So this month, I am giving you a recipe that you could do for Mother’s Day: Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs. I had never liked chicken thighs, but my daughter and her husband recently invited me to […]

Author seeks stories of angel encounters

Do you believe you have had an experience with an angel? if so, Courier editor Rudy Gray wants to hear about it. Gray is working on a devotional book about angels that will include his own story of an experience with an angel, and he wants to read stories from South Carolinians who believe they […]

Comic Belief: Everyone’s talking about L.O.V.E.

Everyone is talking about love.  The Bible says we are to love one another. It sounds good, but it seems impossible. Whoever said, “I love mankind; it’s the people I can’t stand,” was right. A waitress running a cash register got irritated because everyone who walked by asked what time it was. Finally she bought […]