Wholly Healthy: Experiencing Parent Guilt

The aging process is tough. Our bodies change, our abilities change, and our chance of illness and injury grows. When this happens, relationships with adult children also change. But it’s especially difficult when those adult children have to intervene in the lives of their increasingly infirm parents. Because we are flawed, fallen humans, we often […]

Outside the Walls: Hope for the Infected

In early February, 2,600 passengers set sail on the Diamond Princess, a luxury cruise liner from Hong Kong. Little did they know their cruise would soon turn into a nightmare as 700 passengers were infected with the newly identified coronavirus that was rapidly spreading through East Asia, and eventually the world. As other cruise lines […]

Editor’s Word: Life Happens

A popular phrase used in our culture is “Life Happens.” What does it mean? That depends on who you ask. Someone observed, “Life is always happening.” The phrase can refer to the variety of experiences, events, changes, challenges, tragedies or blessing that happen to us as we continue to live. The worldwide transmission of the […]

Wholly Healthy: Worried About the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is on the minds of many. And it’s not without reason. The virus, which seems to have originated in Wuhan, China, (possibly in an animal market) has infected thousands — even outside China now — and has killed hundreds, based on reports we have so far. It is a respiratory virus, and it appears […]

President’s Perspective: Conventions — Crucial & Indispensable

In the 1921 centennial edition of The Baptist Courier, Professor H.T. Cook wrote, “The Baptists in South Carolina have an enviable reputation as a missionary minded people.” Passion for the salvation of the lost led Luther Rice and South Carolina Baptists William B. Johnson and Richard Furman to call Baptists to unite for missions. It […]

Outside the Walls: Look Up

TWW is on the rise, and it is leading to injuries and even deaths in our country. If you open your eyes, you will notice it all around you and may even be a culprit yourself. Cities across the country are creating laws to attempt to end it, and Honolulu has already set one in […]

Editor’s Word: Christianity in Decline?

We have heard so much in the last 10 to 20 years about the decline of Christianity in America. We should be multiplying our numbers, but we aren’t. The inseparable force of evangelism and discipleship should be producing more disciples of Christ. People point to a lower birth rate as a factor in the decline […]

Outside the Walls: The Power of One

It only takes one. Have you ever set up dominoes? When I was a kid, I loved to set up dominoes one by one closely connected on the floor around my room. I would use bridges for them to go across and put them in shapes and pray that my little brothers didn’t come in […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls

I am one of three girls. My oldest sister was a home economics teacher, and her recipe that we all loved the most is Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls. This recipe is very easy to make. It will pair wonderfully with the roast beef with gravy from last month, serving as a sandwich bread for a […]