Apr
21
2016

Russ Bare and his wife, Kyleen, spent a total of twenty years as Christian missionaries in South America. After the first seven years in Venezuela, Russ’ father became very ill and they returned to the States to help care for him. Then their youngest daughter came along as an unexpected gift, and they were beginning […]

Apr
13
2016

As a young pastor, Russ Bare says that he was a “cocky, banty rooster type guy and, in my limited vision, I was convinced that I would be the next Billy Graham or W. A. Criswell.” He says he was a gifted preacher. “That’s how God gifted me and I was enjoying it. I had […]

Mar
26
2016

Easter weekend is a special time worldwide as Christians on every continent celebrate this most holy of days for the Christian Church. Music, choirs, color, parades and pageantry are all a part of the Easter remembrance services. I thought it would be fun to collect a few examples of how various countries and cultures celebrate […]

Mar
19
2016

Dr. Ed Spann’s life has been saturated with music. His father, Lenzie, a Missouri Pacific Railroad employee, had an outstanding tenor voice and sang with the MoPac Quartet, promoting the company. Lenzie was also invited to be a founding member of the Stamps-Baxter Quartet in Dallas, but decided to stay with the railroad, supporting his […]

Dec
13
2015

My friend, Will Smith, is 86 years young and he has some stories from his past that will keep you in stitches and cause you to want more. Will and his brother, Bud, were free spirits, to say the least, as they were growing up. Actually, a more accurate description would be “mischievous troublemakers.” They […]