I recently came across the following data (about the number of endangered species) that was compiled by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services: Mammals (93), Birds (101), Reptiles (46), Fish (165), Clams (91), and Insects (85).
Living in a small southern, rural community like Dillon does not exempt or prohibit us from being aware of the major issues and events of our times.
The slaying of the Jewish worshippers on this past Saturday in Pittsburgh, while they were praying in their synagogue, has greatly alarmed and awakened me to a terrible reality that we all would do well to heed.
In writing this material for my column today has been both a challenge and a release for me due to the issues that I have had to consider and contend with within myself.
For quite a few years now, October has been designated as National Clergy Observance Month. This is a time when pastors, preachers, and people of the cloth (both men and women) are commended, celebrated, and honored for the work that they do in regard to feeding God’s people with knowledge and understanding, as well as guiding and guarding them from spiritual peril and predators.
Immediately following World War II, which was won by what has come to be called our greatest generation, was a rapid growth of new babies in America.
Even as my column last week was spun by the unfortunate arrival of Hurricane Florence to our area with all of the disruptive and even detrimental effect that it unleashed upon us, my article today is likewise a result of the costly storm.
Of all the names they could have chosen for the recent hurricane that brought much devastation, discomfort, and disruption to many in our area and beyond, they named it Florence.
Except the Sovereign One decrees it, the comments I share today in my column will never be considered for a Pulitzer Prize or any other prestigious literary award.
My column today is dedicated to a class of people with whom we are all familiar. They are a very unique type who exist among us in our families, schools, jobs, churches, and every aspect of our culture.