Emmanuel

* * * * Promise In pre-creation’s timeless span, Before the human race began; Before there was a day or night, Before God said, “Let there be light;” Before the firmament was formed, Before the glacial earth was warmed; Before the sun had soared and flamed, Before the beasts of …

The Whisper

In my primal times of ego, In my dawning days of childhood, In my first-remembered moments, In my spawning hours of fear; I remember hearing echoes As if spoken by the angels; I remember that a Whisper Seemed to always linger near. As I slipped away from childhood, As I …

In Lieu of an Obituary

I, Robert Harrell (Hal) Upchurch, the 4th born son of Frank and Winnie Upchurch, was born on a farm near Itasca, Texas, on May 4, 1918, where I was raised as the brother of Harry, Howard, Chester, Alice and Buddy. * On September 4, 1941, in the Belknap Baptist Church …