Memories of a Dad Inspire Motivation

06 Aug

What Perspective Do You Take?

Steve1Steve Higginbotham grew up in West Virginia, in the small town of Chester the most northern city in the state. After graduation from highschool  In 1980 he went on to Freed-Hardeman College where he met his wife, Kim (Pierce). Together they have trained up four children; Kelli, Michael, Matthew, and Anne Marie.

Steve and Kim moved to to Nitro, WV  after leaving Freed-Hardeman where he preached for five years. He then served as the pulpit minister for the South Green Street Church of Christ in Glasgow, Kentucky for 21 years. In 2010, they moved to Knoxvilled Tennessee where he now works full-time Karns Church of Christ. (  Not only does he serve as the pulpit minister he is also an adjunct facility member of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (formerly known as the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions) and is one of the editors for THINK magazine.

He regularly writes at his blog This blog is filled with lessons, encouragement, devotionals and remembrances of his family and life. He also shares his weekly email devotionals which are called MercEmail, (prounounced: mercy-mail), which you can sign up for to receive in your inbox.  Preachers and others can be encouraged and inspired by the sermons that he freely shares on his blog, both audio and written. Steve is a willing servant of Christ Jesus and through his works many others can be uplifted and spurred on to good works too.

Steve is sharing with our readers today a lesson he learned from his own father. That being to consider the perspective with which you approach life. Be sure to link through to read his entire article at his blog

A Pitcher’s Mound 

ball and bat

I guess you have to know my dad to appreciate this one.  But for those of you who don’t know him, I’ll introduce you to one of his character traits.  Dad loves his lawn.  I have countless memories of my dad working in the lawn.  Dad didn’t just work in the lawn, he “groomed” the lawn (remember those hand-held scissor tools used for trimming?  I was never so thankful for the invention of the weed eater!).


~~Post written by team member, Renée


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