A Father’s Influence – a tribute to my dad

My parents got married while they were both in college. Shortly thereafter they discovered they were expecting a child. My dad was playing intramural football when he got the word that my mom was in labor. They got to the hospital, where my mom was taken care of and my dad was given a gown, hair net, and gloves in order to be allowed in the birthing room. Coming out gowned, netted, and gloved into the waiting room to let his family and friends know that the time had come, my dad… Read More

What Are the Things Money Can’t Buy?

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NLT) Character and integrity are rare commodities, the value of which cannot be expressed monetarily. Money can buy a house, but character builds a home. Money can make you popular, but character provides true friendship. Money can buy position, but character earns respect. Wealth of resources and depth of character are not mutually exclusive. I know poor people with and without great character. I know integrous people with and without resources. The… Read More