The Older Man and The Younger Man

As I stood there, I watched the two men walk away down the path from the patio, pass the lilies, to the driveway. The older one being led by the younger one. I never had noticed that their heads were shaped similarly with the same balding spots on their respective crowns. The older one’s back […]

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7/09/2022

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Operation Do It (O.D.I.)

Tomorrow starts the third week of the girls’ summer break from school. Over the years we have developed some structure for the girls’ free mornings so they wouldn’t spend all day every day glued to some screen or begin begging us for something to “do” at 10 am each day. I am not sure which […]

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6/12/2022

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Where I Am Supposed To Be

During class last week, our professor sought to help us process the latest school shooting in Texas. Like all my instructors in the graduate school at Lipscomb’s College of Education, she was modeling for us how we could facilitate a similar discussion with our own students. She read a few texts, gave us a few […]

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6/05/2022

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His Will For Me For Right Now

I met her for coffee late Thursday afternoon. She had been in my 12th grade Sunday school class over six years ago. We’ve been in touch, mostly through social media – if that counts, but hadn’t spent any real time together in way too long. She’s been busy graduating college, starting her career and getting […]

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Guiding and Providing

“Where God guides He provides” Isaiah 58:11 That simple paraphrased verse, in simple but elegant fonts is printed in white on a black, chalkboard-like background. It could be hung, but instead the plaque is propped on my desk as a reminder. It was a gift from the staff of the preschool I have ministered at […]

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Joy. Fully.

You may not have noticed the tag line at the end of all the Walmart ads this holiday season. They each ended with a play on the word, “joyfully,” and it really resonated with me. Maybe it is the brand-new, middle school, English teacher coming out in me, or maybe my life-long appreciation for the […]