On May 24, 1861, Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth took troops into Alexandra, Virginia.  He saw a Confederate flag flying above the thee story Marshal House.  Ellsworth, with an aide, climbed to the roof where Ellsworth hauled down the flag.  As he was descending, a man on the second floor gave him a blast from a […]


This is humorous and somewhat true.  Hope you enjoy it. “To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own,  grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students…here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to […]

Christian Mothers

Mothers come in various sizes: skinny, filled-out, and ‘oops’.  They are found everywhere: in maternity wards, over ironing boards, teaching three-year olds “Jesus Loves Me”, up and around while the rest of the family is down with the flu, cutting out stone coupons, championing causes, turning right out of the left lane, kissing where it […]


A Devotion from David Simpson, Minister of Lanier Christin Church, Gainesville, Georgia        “Stubborn Bird” “OK, I was going to write about something else, but this bluebird continues to try to get my attention!  Here at the church office, I am watching this stubborn bird continually tap at or fly into the window. Then, he […]