Aiming for Gold

Friendships’ Benefits

"Welcome [Epaphroditus] in the Lord's love and with great joy, and give him the honor that people like him deserve." (Philippians 2:29 NLT)Both were named Mike, both were good friends, and both had vastly different influences on me.I met the first Mike when I was 15....

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Little Steps

When we sit at our tables awaiting our meals in the residence in which I live, the servers come to their assigned tables and inquire what we wish to eat. Lately, they have been coming with iPads, showing pictures of the options and allowing individual choices. The...

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Influencing Like a Mosquito

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." (Proverbs 27:17 NLT)An old African proverb says, "If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito."But I had.My maternal grandmother, Grandmammy, lived in an old...

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Seasoned With Love

I couldn’t have been more than ten or eleven years old.  It was a hot, Summer afternoon and I decided to cool off by taking a swim in the river that ran down the hill from our home.  The water was cold and my dog jumped in to splash around with me.  After a while I...

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