Comic Belief: Get the Details

What do women want to know? Everything! My parents usually call on Saturday and talk for about 20 minutes. Penny always asks, “What did they say?” I say, “Uh, uh, they said … they are coming in April.” Penny says, “You talked 20 minutes, surely they said more than that.” “Well, they sure did. They […]

Wholly Healthy: Counting Calories

One of the most effective ways to improve health is to lose excess weight. Yet, weight loss can be a frustrating battle that involves our individual metabolisms, our dislike of exercise, and our love of food. I’ve been trying to lose weight, with help from my lovely bride. What I have been doing essentially comes […]

Outside the Walls: Make a Memory

“Don’t you let him off the hook!” My son Connor frantically took command of the reel as the rod bent over into the water. It was our first fishing trip of vacation. My trolling motor had already died, two fishing lines were wrapped around the rear motor, forcing me into shark-infested waters to fix, and […]

President’s Perspective: Engaging Future Generations

I was called to serve as the pastor of a small, South Carolina Baptist church when I was 23 years old. There were 12 people in attendance on my first Sunday there. We were an aging church in a shrinking community with diminishing finances and several years of zero baptisms. If something didn’t change, if […]

Editor’s Word: Relaunching Courier Tours

You will notice in our August 2019 print issue a full-page ad promoting a four-day tour to Kentucky, where you will be able to enjoy the Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Our tour leaves Greenville on Oct. 21 and returns the evening of Oct. 24. The trip includes Deluxe Motor […]

Outside the Walls: Write It Down

“I luv you more than my face.” A 6-year-old knows just the right words to pen to capture your heart. This year my first-grade son, Corder, learned the art of writing from his mom and a bit of help from his teacher. As he gained confidence, his thoughts were captured, one misspelled word at a […]

Wholly Healthy: Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

There are many things that contribute to good health. Some are remarkably simple. Eat properly and maintain a healthy weight. Stay hydrated. Exercise and remain active in order to keep up cardiovascular fitness and muscle mass. These are inexpensive and low risk compared with medications and surgery. However, there’s another thing that’s proving more important […]

Editor’s Word: 150 Years and Still Alive

Mark Twain was in London on a speaking tour when the rumor of his death began to circulate in the United States. A reporter from the New York Journal contacted Twain and wrote an article on June 2, 1897, that included what is now a famous quote. Twain said, “The reports of my death are […]

Wholly Healthy: Social Media Can Turn Toxic

“Mens sana, in corpore sano” goes the old Latin saying. “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” It’s vital that we pay proper attention not only to our physical existence, but also to our minds and souls — to the intangible but essential part of who we are. While I write a lot about things […]