Harlan Gene Overton

Father’s Day, June 21st

  Today is a special day to me. Yes, it’s Father’s Day, and yes, I am a father. And I look forward to seeing and/or hearing from my kids today. But I’m not thinking of me just now. My own Father, Harlan Gene Overton, was born June 21, 1932, 83 years ago today. He’s been gone now going on 26 years; he died too young at the age of 57 in 1989. But I still think of him, and I…

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Coming soon…

Very soon I will be posting a vision statement. This statement expresses beliefs I have held for more than two decades. That said, over time, while endeavoring to put the principles behind the vision into practice, some developments and refinements to what I believed occurred. So in November of 2003, after about a decade of practical experience, I wrote that document. It was designed to be a vision statement for a fellowship of believers gathering with specific principles in view.…

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Disagree?

I have posted a number of Fact Sheets in the last several months, and I will be posting more. In all probability, I have already posted articles that challenge the thinking of some, and it’s likely that some have disagreed with something that I’ve written. People that know me know that I am a people person. I enjoy the company of friends and loved ones, and I enjoy meeting new people and making friends. So I don’t take delight in…

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Granddad's Bible

Granddad’s Bible

Copyright © 2002, 2008, 2015 by Larry G. Overton The Bible I am holding in my hands in this picture (which is also the banner picture for the “My Faith” section of my website) has a great deal of significance for me. This significance is due in part to the type and age of this particular Bible. However, its significance to me is mainly personal and sentimental. This Bible is an early edition of a study Bible published by the…

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“How can you have faith?”

Someone very dear to me once asked me, “How can you have faith?”  Now, just reading that question in print, it can be taken a number of ways. On the face of it, that question sounds like a challenge to my intellect, as in “Come on, Larry, how can you have faith? You’re smarter than that!”  Or perhaps it was an acknowledgement of hardships that I was facing at the time, and the question was as much about a sympathetic…

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