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.

Unprecedented Sacrifices That Yield Unprecedented Results

Throughout the course of history, in both the biblical and secular, there have been people who made unprecedented sacrifices that produced unprecedented results.

Underrated, Unappreciated, and Grossly Underpaid: Essential Professionals We Often Take For Granted

Like many of the issues and topics I write about in my column, the one that you are reading now came as a result of a recent visit to a retirement home that provides assisted living accommodations to adults with special needs and challenges.

The Court Of Public Opinion

Believe it or not, the idea for what you are reading in my column today came to me at the car wash.

Events Wacky And Weird

In this final installment of excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, I’m going to share with you some events that occurred in my childhood that were both wacky and weird.

Unforgettable Events and Sights Etched In My Mind

In this third of the four-part series of excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, I am going to share with you a few of the unforgettable events and sights that are engraved in my mind.

Two Eventful Trips That Broadened My Horizon and Outlook on Life

As stated in last week’s column, I will be featuring excerpts from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in New Town, throughout the entire month of September. Again, I hope that these short strolls down memory lane will both enlighten and entertain you as they do me when I often embark upon them.

The Most Common Needs Of Every Human Being

As a member of the most dominant species on the face of the earth, whether you will admit it or not, there are some basic and intrinsic needs that were wired in your DNA when you were conceived.

The Day My Mama Beat The Devil Out Of Me

Beginning today and through the entire month of September, I’m going to share with you some excerpts that were taken from my autobiographical book, Growing Old in Newtown, that was written and published in 2015.

Farewell To A Very Special Person

I was only 30 minutes away from embarking upon a journey to a hospital in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina when the news came that there was no need in me coming.

My Trip to Ghana: Discomfort, Delays, and Deliverance

I shared with you a few of the details from my experiences in the West African country of Ghana. I’m going to conclude today by sharing with you some of the eventful experiences that transpired.