welcome to a collection of the
w.e. mccumber - "brother bill"
articles, devotionals, poetry, studies, reflections
about this site
my father's death in 2010 I committed to maintaining the web site I had
created for his ministry. However, for various reasons I have not kept that
committment. Now after urging from my brothers, I will resume the project. I
apologize to those who have visited the site expecting to find updated material.
This will be a gradual process so bear with me if you don't see many changes for a
few weeks. Additions are coming.
This site will feature devotionals, Bible studies, personal stories and
insights, poems and other compositions. Content will be added frequently
from Brother Bill's writings. You are welcome to use this material for your
personal enjoyment and reflection. Your comments and suggestions are welcome
and should be directed to the
Editor. This web page is maintained by his son, Bruce and is lovingly
dedicated to Brother Bill's memory.
are several of Dad's books still available. All books listed on the book page are $10 + shipping unless otherwise stated
and may be purchased from:
We were overwhelmed with the volume of writing we encountered -
articles, devotionals, studies, poems and manuscripts. There were hundreds
of disks, mountains of written material and a few unfinished projects.
As the family gathered to take care of final arrangements for my dad, we began to reflect on his life and the influence he had on so many people. Going through his things was exceptionally tough as the memories brought tears, laughter and the emotional roller coaster that comes to those who have lost someone dear. We exchanged stories and memories of Dad and were comforted by the experience. We were overwhelmed with the volume of writing we encountered - articles, devotionals, studies, poems and manuscripts. There were hundreds of disks, mountains of written material and a few unfinished projects. I pictured Dad at his computer, creating something new- always writing, always reading. He was such a humble man, never boasting of his work but producing things he hoped would help those in their journey through life. I was amazed at the manuscripts that I knew would never be published. It seemed such a waste of talent to write something others would never see. The last few months of his life were filled with new endeavors and he wrote and preached until he died. So many of his poems were about the woman he loved for over 68 years, my mother, the inspiration for his work, his accomplishments, his very life. They were a team for the ages. We will surely miss him, but I am thankful for the memories, for his dedication to the God he loved, for his example as a father and husband and for the creative genius that produced the wonderful, inspiring writing from a man who was totally sold out to the Lord. What a heritage I have, what a Savior I serve.
Brother Bill's inspiration for over 68 years, continues to be the glue
that holds our family together. She was the woman behind the man and
has quietly and modestly lived her life in a way that has inspired us all.
We love her dearly and are blessed by her life every day.
When Dad first told us about the X and O characters
he had created, I thought perhaps he had lost his brilliant mind, but when I
took the time to really see them for what they were, I realized he had
something special indeed. Please visit the X&O Devotional page for a serious
look at life with a humorous delivery.