I am known on the internet as Brother Bob. My wife and I are the proud parents of two fine sons. We also have five precious grandchildren, three girls and two boys. We have been married for over forty-five years. Those years have been the best part of my life. Serving God is our number one goal. We love to help and encourage folks. My Sweetie is a great cook! That is her ministry. I must say I enjoy her ministry very much! Smiles.

As a small lad, and later as a teenager, I felt the call of God strongly on my life. At that time I felt I was called to preach. However, due to extenuating circumstances I did not pursue that goal.

Then, when I was in my early fifties there was a tragedy in my life. My best friend was killed in an accident. I felt so devastated. I wanted to do something in his honor. Thus, God inspired me to write my first poem entitled, "Memories Of A Friend." (Poem follows.) My friend's death triggered something inside me that only God knew existed. Unto this very day I continue to write for Him!

God has anointed me to write over 700 poems and several songs!(I'm not bragging. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!) I have several Christian inspirational poetry websites.

My very first one is Brother Bob's Poetry From The Heart http://www.my.homewithgod.com/brotherbob/index.html. I would love to have you visit the site. There are links to my other sites there!


My life has been touched by a precious man, Who had snowy white hair and calloused hands. His name was Luther. We called him Brother Red. I'll never forget some of the things he said! Plain and simple was the way he dressed. Plain and simple gospel was what he loved best! He'd talk about fishing and hunting and such. But, when you mentioned Jesus, those things didn't matter much! This way is close; he'd say with that look in his eyes, A whole lot closer than we may realize! We can make it Brother, to me he would say, When storms were brewing; and my skies were gray . One day at a time" was his favorite phrase, As he lifted Holy hands to Heaven with praise! "It's good on the creek bank," he would shout, As he kicked up his leg and danced about! I feel so clean, he would exclaim, As he praised the Lord and blessed God's name! He loved Sister Effie! It was plain to see! He'd say, I'm certain the Lord gave her to me! He loved his family! They were his pride and joy! He would say quite often, Pray for my boys. When church was over and we parted each time, I'd hug his neck and he'd hug mine! Father, bless us as we part, we'd always say! So be it dear Jesus til Resurrection Day! Don't weep for me, I know he would say! We'll meet again on that glad day! As pilgrims and strangers we travel below! Friends may come and friends may go! A true blue friend is hard to find. I believe Brother Red was one of a kind! ©Robert F. Dotson 2003 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Website Website Website Mail Mail
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Margi Harrell