Our son Charles Kenneth and his wife Cecilia are expecting a baby right around my birthday November 3.
It was 37 years ago today that Lois and I were married.We married at her little church in Ypsilanti. After a modest reception in the church basement we got in our lime-green Plymouth Duster with a broad white racing stripe and headed south down Interstate 75 toward our apartment in Ohio where we would begin our life together.
Our son-in-law Dale McBride has a beautiful voice. On Good Friday this year he sang for the service. People love to hear Dale sing. He’s a powerful blessing as a son-in-law, he has the heart of a servant and he is very tender-hearted. We thank God for him every day. He’s also a deacon at […]
In the summer of 2008 the girls did a tour of Eastern Kentucky singing and testifying of their love for Jesus. They sang in mountain churches, on the street, at events, in homes, and on a couple small Christian television stations. Deep in the mountains after driving for a few hours and fighting motion-sickness the […]
I miss having the kids at home. This is the kind of thing that happened here at Granville Cottage every once in a while. But if they don’t go their way they can never have what made our lives so happy and beautiful for a few years–their own loves and their own homes. I posted […]
When Charles Kenneth Pierpont, who likes to be called Chuk, was a teen I gave him my guitar. He went into his room and closed the door and for many months all we could hear were muffled tones behind the door. One day I stood at the door and heard beautiful music. I thought it […]
Here is a classic re-post. Last weekend I was in a bookstore to pick up book for my wife. It was a fairly pricey book, something she would use for her photography. When the young lady told me the price I winced. I started to write the check and mentioned that I had a discount […]
When the Spirit nudges you to do something don’t argue about it. Obey. He will never lead you to a place that isn’t good for you. To obey the voice of the Spirit is to be drawn into the heart of what God is doing. Then your life becomes an adventure. Years ago Lois and […]
Charles Swindoll wrote this about legalists: “The problem with legalists is that not enough people have confronted them and told them to get lost. Those are strong words, but I don’t mess with legalism anymore. I’m 72 years old; what have I got to lose? Seriously, I used to kowtow to legalists, but they’re dangerous. […]