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As we get ready this weekend to celebrate and to recognize and perhaps for many of us just to remember our fathers, I couldn’t help but do a little bit of reflecting on my own dad. My dad was a … more

Max Lewis Russell brought home a wilting cabbage plant from school just before his third grade year ended prematurely in March. Not only has the cabbage had a growth spurt since then, but it has also grown three heads.


When my family lived in Sloss, one of the chores at home, was cutting the grass. 


My great-grandmother Liddy told me something one summer morning as we sat on her front porch shelling peas. The tips of our fingers were purple. I was just a kid then, and she lived in an old house with her second husband, Mr. Wilbanks. Her garden was small, but she grew enough food to feed a third world country.

All the blame cannot be placed on the mother for a disruptive home. The child has an absent father somewhere. In some cases the identity of the father is not even known. With the breakdown of the … more
Well, here it is the first part of June and just like clockwork we have been seeing the beginning of the emergence of those dreaded “baby June bugs” that eat all of our plants down. Actually, … more

The Vacation Bible School being offered at Parrish First Baptist Church next month bears little resemblance to the one church members started organizing in January.

Recently as we were watching a movie at home (practicing social distancing at least six feet apart of course) my wife actually told me that the older I got the more I reminded of her of the main … more

I’ve been wound tighter than a tenor banjo this week. With turmoil all around us, social media has been depressing. For a moment, it seemed as if there was no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Then something remarkable happened.


Memorials aren’t always made of stone. Some are the size of a truck and come in fire engine red.

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