Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.

~Proverbs 20:30, GNT


There is only one thing more painful than learning by experience and that is not learning by experience.

~Archibald  McLeish

My life documents the truth of today’s verse. Some people learn from instruction but others like myself have to find out the hard way. Once up on a time, I wanted a big house. My daddy told me that I didn’t need a big; to stay where I was until my kids got grown and then build a little house. I learned the hard way, with the big house comes a big payment and a lot of upkeep. This is just one example: there are a dozen more but I had rather not talk about them. I think the verse speaks for itself.


  • The Dogwood Winter has decided to stay awhile. It is not hot in the day time and it is very cool at night. Does help on utility bill.
  • Day three of Phase-One went very well and God has answered yet another prayer concerning Phase-Two. We transfer Hope Monday.
  • I have a wedding today and will be attending a COLS Lord willing.
  • Sunday Schedule: Deacon’s meeting @ 8:15, LCBS @ 9:15, Worship @ 10:15, Business Meeting @ 11:00, AWANA @ 5:30, Visitation @ 5:30 and worship @ 6:15.
  • Franklin Graham Prayer Rally this coming Thursday, April 14. I think Joe David said we could leave the church at 9:30 am.