• We have had a piano in our home for many years.  It belonged to Faith’s dad, Cyrus Mims, a talented pianist and organist.  For decades, Cy played the piano and organ for Harleyville Christian Church during worship each Sunday.  In addition, he used his musical talents to play for state functions in South Carolina involving the Eastern Star, Shriners, Masons, Ruritan, Church Camps, and the occasional wedding or funeral.  Music filled the Mims home quite often.  Either Cy was playing his piano or organ or Faith was playing her guitar.  

     

    When Cy passed away in 1984, the piano sat quietly in the living room at the Mims home.  For years, the piano remained silent.


  • Today is a rainy day here in North Georgia due to another hurricane striking the panhandle of Florida. Weather forecasters have predicted high winds and lots of rain, even for most of Georgia. More than likely, the forecast is right based on a lot of meteorological evidence.  So, here in the southeast, we are preparing for the storm.

     

    However, there are forecasts that are sometimes wrong.


  • Bark Less

    While taking a walk in our neighborhood last Monday, a bumper sticker on a nearby RV caught my attention. It simply said: "Wag more, bark less." 

     

    No, it's not scripture, but it is good bumper sticker theology. A dog that wags its tail more than it barks is a lovable dog. A person that exudes joy is more lovable than someone who is constantly yapping about something.