Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these columns are those of Michael Goings, the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of The Dillon Herald. He is solely responsible for the content of these articles.

Priceless Things That Money Can’t Buy

Early this morning as I slept in my bed An insightful idea suddenly entered by head Its relevance I was unable to shed.

Innovators, Motivators, and Visionaries I Have Been Privileged to Inspire and Mentor

In my final article during African American History Month, I am going to deviate a little from the format that I have followed in the previous three columns.

Celebrating Local African American Trailblazers

One of the issues I have always had with the observance of celebrating and honoring people who have made history through their achievements and contributions in a national way stemmed from the fact that we have often overlooked those groundbreaking and trailblazing people who lived in our local.

How to Triumph Over the Terrible Trio

I know that I am not alone when I say that I am already experiencing some opposition in executing my goals for 2024. The month of January is just a few days past its mid-point and I have been beset by a bombardment of negatives and opposition.

Productive and Successful Local People and What They All Have In Common

Apart from my captivation and calling to be a servant of God and writer, one of the other occupations that I am faithfully involved in is being a student and observer of people and human behavior. Perhaps this is why I once wanted to be either a sociologist or psychologist.

Some Practical Principles That Will Help You Be Productive in This New Year

Holiday season is behind us, I believe it is imperative to focus our planning and efforts toward the New Year. With the adage that states, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail” in mind, I want to present to you a few simple principles that I believe will greatly assist you in your desire and effort to be productive and successful in this new year. T

How To Make 2024 A Year Of Revolutions And Not One Of Unfulfilled Resolutions

With only a few days left in the year of 2023, I want to call your attention to something that perhaps all of us have been guilty of at one time or another. T

Making Thanksgiving More Than A Holiday

With the actual day of Thanksgiving being only one day away, I want to present and consider some reasons why we must make it much more than a once-a-year observance and practice.

Maintaining Sanity and Serenity In An Age of Craziness

Whether you can admit it or not, we are living in an age of craziness, corruption, and disorder.

Students Versus Teachers: Who Will Bear Rule In The Classrooms Of Public Schools?

Before I commence to comment and share with you a few of my opinions and perspectives about our subject for today, I need to tell you that much of my views are derived from the fact that both my wife and daughter are teachers in the public school system in Florence and Darlington Counties, respectively.