Garland Chapman, who was the principal at Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, in the 1970’s, relates an interesting experience during his days as a grade school principal.
A little second-grade boy started out the morning by falling from the school bus and hitting his head on the concrete – requiring three stitches to close the gash!
Recess proved a little unfortunate as he and another boy ran together. Result: two of his teeth were loosened and a lip was busted. During the afternoon he fell and broke an arm. Continue reading
ThePreachersWord recently received an email from a regular reader, a friend and Christian sister.
We always enjoy getting responses from our readers. And it’s a special pleasure to hear from old friends. With a friendly greeting, “Hello Brother” her first line began, “I want to tell you how much I enjoy your thoughts and words of encouragement posted on your blog…”
But I knew there was more. This was going to be a special message. A personal message. Something with substance.
I knew it because of the subject line on the email. Two words: Continue reading
Many years ago Norma Jean gave me a little gift book entitled, “As A Man Thinketh,” by James Allen.
It speaks to the power of thought. The importance of putting into our minds good, wholesome and positive thoughts. And how our thoughts form our character. Allen says, “thought and character are one.” Continue reading
The United flight was cancelled. The airport was crowded. And a single gate agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.
Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and demanded, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry sir. I’ll be happy to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first. But I’m sure we’ll work something out.”
Unimpressed, the man shouted, so everyone could hear, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Continue reading
Twenty-two years ago Rodney King became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The African-American construction worker was on parole for robbery and following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991 was caught and beaten unmercifully.
George Holliday, a nearby resident, witnessed the vicious beating and video taped it from his apartment balcony. Mr. King’s plaintive cry was eventually heard around the world “Why can’t we all just get along?
Following the recent riots, vitriolic response and heated rhetoric regarding George Zimmerman’s acquittal for shooting Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, King’s question still rings in our ears. Continue reading