I wrote this article about my father this past year in July. I wrote it to my facebook friends as a tribute to my father JOHN W. Carter Senior. I recently realized that I had not put this article here on Guts Is The Key for my readers. So I’m going to fix that. Here… More Tribute to my father John W. Carter Sr.
Joy Bittersweet – It’s strange really, that living through many years – Discovers that the life of joy mixes best with tears – Now don’t you see, the desert of delight we love to eat – Always has mixed into the flavor, some bitter sweet – There is happiness beyond mention, when we’ve lived many… More Poem – Joy Bittersweet
I try to celebrate things that are important to me, every day of the year. I do not relegate them to the observance of one day. But nonetheless, I do tend to have special thoughts on those topics, at the time of the year that they are publicly celebrated. These are some thoughts I have… More Resurrection Power – Easter Thoughts 2015
My mother has been gone since I was 24 years old but she remains the single most important influence in my life. I was definitely a mama’s boy. My mother was crazy about me and I was crazy about my mama. I remember winning best dressed contests at school, because my mama had my clothes… More In tribute to my mother; Mary “Louise” Carter 1925-1983
I have always known that the central event of human history is the life of Jesus. And the most powerful hope for all of humanity is the resurrection of Jesus. Still, knowing this was not enough. Most of my life, the personal application of this truth escaped me. I knew there was… More The Miracle of Easter And Me
The Spirit of God is like the Sweet Honeysuckle in the Spring Air: One beautiful thing about being outside in the south in the spring and summer is the air that is full of fragrances. Gardenias, Jasmine, Magnolia, Roses, and most certainly Honeysuckle. In many places, You can drive down the street and… More Honeysuckle and The Dimension of Heaven
It has been a popular and known theme among my writings that I am “rough around the edges.” I really am. I am a karate fighter, an outdoors-man, and a little brutish in my conversational style. I drive an old truck. I wear a leather hat, always. I like hard-working people and pride… More A deeper dimension with God