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How to Be a Good Student of Anything

The week before I finished first grade, my teacher  called my mom to my class for a meeting.  Mrs. Post was tall and looked like Beatrice Arthur from the Golden Girls with the same deep voice.  And she never smiled. It seemed like she didn’t her job very much or maybe she just didn’t like me.  I sat […] Read more…

When Yes Breaks Your Heart

I was on my way to Knoxville today to get ready for the weekend with our kids home and I got teary eyed by the time I reached Dandridge and was full on crying by Strawberry Plains.  Now, I’m huddled in a corner table in Barnes and Nobles because I knew it was time to […] Read more…

When Easter Feels a World Away

Most years, I can’t wait to set my Easter table and I google and fret and fuss over just the right menu items for brunch and the perfect chosen Spring delight for the Easter baskets.  And then there are the years that I scramble up from the sofa at 11pm on the Saturday night before the […] Read more…

A True Confession

Lenten Devotional Day 23 Texts: Psalm 26:1-7, Gen. 44:1-18, 32-34, Mark 12:28-44, Luke 15:21 “And his son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.’” He came home for lunch like he does everyday; and from the look on his face, it must have been a long morning. It was a […] Read more…

Why I Struggle With Belief

From the Lenten devotional, which is still available.  Click Here to Download Texts: Psalm 38:13-15, Gen. 29:1-30, Mark 9:14-32, Luke 15:18-19 “I will arise and go to my father and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat […] Read more…