death and dying

April 16, 2024

April 16, 1944 – Flat battleground at Anzio has driven entire U. S. Army into dugouts

War correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “You’ve heard how flat the land of the Anzio beachhead is. You’ve heard how strange and naked our soldiers feel with […]
April 15, 2024

April 15, 1944 – Mules to the Rescue on Anzio

“The Infantryman, the soldier whose greatest armor is his courage; whose most dependable vehicle are his own two feet; whose weapons are those only which he can carry and […]
April 14, 2024

April 14, 1944 – Anzio—Where our men held. Generals may have erred, but doughboys didn’t

AP writer, Daniel De Luce, wrote, “This sun bathed strip of the Italian coast which has cost more Allied lives to hold than any other piece […]
April 14, 2024

An Introduction to my New Devotional: “What the Bible Says About …”

Many of you may remember when I was posting my “Morning Glory, Evening Grace” twice-a-day Biblical devotion in the remote past. For a number of years […]
April 13, 2024

April 13, 1944 – Allies on beachhead stronger than ever; new drive is near

War Corespondent, Robert Vermillion, wrote, “Allied positions on the Anzio beachhead are stronger than ever 84 days after its founding, and the Germans, now completely on […]
April 12, 2024

April 12, 1944 – Phil writes home after being ordered back to the front line

The Marnemen were eventually ordered back to the front lines on April 12th, replacing the 45th Infantry Division in the Carano-Padigliano area. Their mission was to “straighten […]
April 11, 2024

April 11, 1944 – What It’s Like With The Yanks In Their Anzio Dugouts

War Correspondent, Ernie Pyle, wrote, “Practically everybody on the Anzio beach bead who is back of the outer defense line has his home underground. We correspondents […]
April 10, 2024

April 10, 1944 – Nazi Shells Coming Faster Than You Could Count Them

War Correspondent Ernie Pyle wrote, “Our artillery up here [on Anzio] is terrific. The beachhead being as small as it is, we can whenever we wish […]
November 1, 2011

A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches […]
December 20, 2023

A Wonderful Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based on sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I […]
December 21, 2023

A Wonderful Christmas Story – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. You can read Part 1 here. This is the second of three parts. I hope […]
December 22, 2023

A Wonderful Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is […]