Posts from October 2018

Posts from October 2018

Halloween

Halloween has a rich tradition at the Oliver house. It started about 25 years ago when our then young family was fairly new to Cleveland County. Some friends from outside of the city limits asked if they could give out candy on our front porch due to the lack of trick or treaters in their area and the abundance of young uns in ours. Some other friends heard about the affair and, with hurt in their eyes, said, “Why weren’t…

Check

It was in Mrs. Lanier’s Youth Sunday School where I was introduced to the Sunday School attendance checklist. Included on the list were these items: – Bible brought….. “check” – Bible read daily….. “check” – Visits made….. “check” – $$$$ Giving….. “check” – Etc….. “check” What was intended to be a record of our accountability became a checklist for me. It wasn’t intended for this purpose but for years my faith was a performance for the Sunday morning books. –…