"Home is where the heart is." So say those who think of more than brick and mortar. Home is “where you hang your hat", if you are not particularly emotional about it. For me, "home" is where we will be when we are ‘finally’ home with God; for, no one is ever truly “home" until we are where we are loved most.
But, until we get there, we are sojourners in this world God has made, and we call it “home". Even here, however, when Christ rules in our hearts, we are very much “at home".
In traveling America, and other parts of the world, it was almost always easy for me to “feel at home". Hosts would often say, “Sammy, you just make yourself right at home!" That gave me “refrigerator rights", and the right to take off the coat and tie, kick off my shoes, and ‘be myself.’
Computer-wise, "home" is where one enters a web site. It is the door you must open IF you plan to visit. Thank you for making a decision to drop by to see us. Now that you have entered the door to our “Internet home" there are things you should know which will enable you to “feel at home".
You will notice family pictures prominently placed throughout the rooms as you enter our “Personal Information" living area. You will get the idea right away that we are not related to the Rothschilds. Paula and I are just ‘neighbors’. I am retired on disability, (thanks to Parkinson’s).
Feel free to wander about this cybernet “home" of ours. There is a room in which you will learn how I survived cancer in 1975, and the subsequent opportunity to tell my story in the Saturday Evening Post. Don’t hesitate to read the article. Take a copy along with you, if you like, so you can share it with someone else.
The music room is one of my favorites, of course. You can lean back and listen to some of the songs I have recorded, and, don’t be in a hurry…. Stay as long as you like.
The room with “Parkinson’s" over the door is not to be feared. It isn’t catching, and, if you have this disease, or know others who do, you could find it helpful to just walk in and browse. Flip the switches, and watch doors open to rooms that tell how to cope with Parkinson’s. You will find a key to Michael J. Fox's home under the mat on the porch; you may visit him too, if you desire.
Lon Woodrum is in the “Prophet’s Chamber". Yes, Lon “being dead, yet speaketh". Through his writings, which he has left on the coffee table and in the bookrack, are reminders of one man’s journey from a small Illinois town December 8, 1902, to becoming one of the world’s most prominent writers of religious material. He was an evangelist who won more than 100,000 to Christ during his life. Those who know me are aware that he was a great mentor.
Feel free to come often. We will leave the door open for you, and the lights are on autopilot. They really light up when they sense you are near..
We are pleased to have other homes that are a part of the Sammy Poole.com house, and they may be found in the “Links" room. King of Sauce “Country Bob", is among them. Jonathan would be thrilled to have you drop by and see what he has in the disc golf warehouse. (This is for you sports minded folk.)
Having been a guest, it has not escaped me that it is very important to feel welcomed. We have rolled out the red carpet. The refrigerator is stocked with ice tea, and there is a fresh pot of coffee on the stove. Mama made a delicious pound cake and the children can find a room for them by visiting the “Links" room.
Friend, you are always welcome. Come often, stay as long as you wish, and just make yourself at home, you hear?
Paula & Sammy Poole
Good Shepherd Ministries