When we were kids, my sister and I spent a big part of our summers staying with relatives in Tennessee and the Carolinas. During one visit, we were playing in the yard when my aunt came out of the house to start fixing dinner. And when I say fixing dinner, I mean she came out and caught up a large rooster by the hocks. It flapped, squawked, and tried everything to get away … [Read more...] about Don’t Run Around Without Your Head
“But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11 NASB 1995) I recently had the opportunity to do something I had never dreamed of doing – the opportunity to take an entire month off from all responsibilities and do whatever I wanted to do. Schedules and responsibilities aligned, and … [Read more...] about A Godly Pursuit
I have often heard the phrase “You deserve better” in a movie, on social media, or for that matter, in real-life conversations. “You deserve better.” But I must ask, do we really want what we deserve? When I learned the theme for the November issue of Surry Living, was gratitude, I first thought of how truly grateful I was that I had not gotten what I deserved. What … [Read more...] about You Deserve Better
In the spring of 2023, the final days in the life of Surry Living Magazine went by in a flurry of activity, concern, and regret. When we released the April 2023 “Music Festival” issue, our most popular issue each year for its extensive coverage of the upcoming local and regional music festivals, we were not sure if it would be the final issue. At that time, we were … [Read more...] about Did You Really Know?