A Brave Soldier, by Richard Massey

A fine lad entered the army. On the first night in the barracks when he went to bed, he faced a real test. At home he had the habit of reading the Bible and kneeling down to pray before retiring. In the barracks, he was entirely surrounded by rough fellows. Many of them were cursing and joking loudly. The lad thought it might be wise to go to bed and read his Bible where nobody would notice him. Continue reading “A Brave Soldier, by Richard Massey”

Laying Life On The Line

As a New York skyscraper went up, hundreds paused daily to glance up at it. One day they watched a ponderous metal beam go up to take its place in the steel skeleton. As the girder came near, a workman leaned out from the sixteenth floor to seize it. The spectators gasped as he lost his balance and fell. Desperately, he clutched the girder’s end with arms and legs. Continue reading “Laying Life On The Line”

He Being Dead Still Speaks

It was close to 43 years ago, and I was a little boy standing by my dad’s side after he had reached a funeral. The funeral was conducted at the Church of Christ in Daybrook, WV. As the people were leaving the church building, I remember an elderly lady by the name of Mintie Shriver (I didn’t know her name, but my Dad remembers the occasion and told me who she was) coming to my dad and saying the following… Continue reading “He Being Dead Still Speaks”