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.

The Danger of Taking Unnecessary Risks

Like many of the topics I consider and briefly comment on in my weekly column, this article today came through seeing an individual take an unnecessary risk that could have been detrimental or even deadly to himself and others.

Beware of the Ides of March

In my column today, I am going back to when I was a sophomore at Gordon High School under the oversight and instruction of Mrs. Lucille Cheeks Belin.

Late Bloomers In The Prime Of Life

My column today is semi-autobiographical and geared toward people, like me, who are past the official retirement age. I have, long before I reached my present age of seventy-one, known and believed that I would be a late bloomer.


At the very end of my column last week, I concluded with a section devoted to prayer. I want to pick up where I stopped. However, I will delve deeper into the issue of prayer in today’s column.

Getting Along with People Who Are Difficult to Get Along With

True to form, like many of my ideas to consider and comment on in this column, come from listening or talking to other people. My topic today came precisely that way.

Profound and Thought-Provoking Sayings by Great African-Americans

I am going to present and briefly expound on a few very profound, prudent, and timeless sayings by some very prominent African Americans in my column today.

Black History Is American History

Florida has launched an effort in his state to have any books or material on African American history deleted from the curriculum of all public schools.

Going Forward Without Looking Back

In my column today, I want to briefly consider and expound on the issue of going forward without looking back.

Common Things That We All Should Be Thankful For

During this very special season of Thanksgiving when we celebrate and commemorate the first Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims, there are some things that each of us should be thankful to God about.

The Last Prayer

Before I get into the crux of my article today, I have a confession I would like to make. I know that I am a grandfather and well into the stage of being a senior citizen.