My first guest writer… guess who? | Opinion

Editor’s note: This column was published in Friday’s edition with an incorrect title.

Since we got married on September 8, 2015, my wife Janis has read, corrected and made suggestions for all of my columns. Well today we have a ‘first’ because she has some things she would like to share, and she will be my very first ‘guest writer’ since I started this column in 1995.

You should know she’s no newbie, as she’s authored and published four cookbooks, wrote articles for Arkansas Hospitality Magazine while serving as president of the Arkansas Travel Council in 1994, and produced a monthly article in the Ozark Mountaineer magazine. She was also valedictorian and editor of the 1958 Greenbrier School yearbook and newsletter.

“Oh my! It could be dangerous to hand your ink pen to your wife. Who is this Jim Davidson who writes all these wonderful sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, sometimes crazy columns for the newspapers? How did I find out, you you ask? Well, newspapers were part of my childhood, because my dad, Exel Howard, once wrote the stories for Horseshoe Mountain in the Log Cabin Democrat. He always came up with a little humor and made the news interesting, c to say the least. Years later, when I ran my real estate business, Mack Realty, I felt like I was paying newspaper salaries with my big, one-page real estate ads, and later ads for Pickles Gap Village.

“One day when I took the Log Cabin to check out my ad, I found a wonderful informative column written by Jim Davidson. I didn’t know who he was, but I thought he must be a smart, intelligent man. I looked forward to his weekly columns and often cut out a treat or two to share with my employees. In fact, I found one of his books at Walmart called “You Can Be the Best” which I enjoyed reading. Little did I know that God would bring us together a few years later, because Jim and I had both lost our companions.

“There’s no place to share everything that’s happened, but I feel honored to be a part of ‘Library for Every Child’ and other projects and books he’s written since we joined. we’re married. I also feel honored to be the first to read and critique his columns before they go to print. I’m probably his worst critic, because I tell him what I really think. I thought it would be nice of you, his loyal readers, if you could send him a note or email of encouragement this week. Let him know if you enjoyed any of the columns and tell him which ones might have meant something for you.His email address is [email protected]

“We all need encouragement from time to time, and sometimes the old ego needs a pat on the back too. Let Jim know what subjects you like to read, whether it’s humor, motivational, thought-provoking or just plain entertainment that whets your appetite. If you share these things, it will be encouraging for him. I have to tell you that Jim is the real deal – a good Christian. He is the best! And so many that he is healthy, I’m sure he will continue to write and share topics and topics that will be meaningful to you. We both love serving the Lord and helping people, and his new project, after handing over the library project to the Kiwanis club, is to ensure that its character education course is taught in schools across the country. Our children are so important, and we want to leave this good old USA for the best that we can. “

Jim Davidson is an author, speaker, syndicated columnist and founder of the Bookcase for Every Child project. Since its inception in the Log Cabin Democrat in 1995, Jim’s column has been self-syndicated to more than 375 newspapers in 35 states.

Jim Davidson is an author, speaker, syndicated columnist and founder of the Bookcase for Every Child project. Since its inception in the Log Cabin Democrat in 1995, Jim’s column has been self-syndicated to more than 375 newspapers in 35 states.

Jim Davidson is an author, speaker, syndicated columnist and founder of the Bookcase for Every Child project. Since its inception in the Log Cabin Democrat in 1995, Jim’s column has been self-syndicated to more than 375 newspapers in 35 states.

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