Month: March 2015

  • Holy Week Hymn

    Holy Week Hymn

    I had been in the backyard working on one of those DIY projects. Years ago, Tim built a log glider and gave it to me as a gift. Mother's Day, I think it was. At our current home, I have two rockers, a porch swing[..]
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  • About that Pilot

    About that Pilot

      The Associated Press put out this story about the family of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who murdered 149 people with an airplane last week. It was an article stating that the Lutheran pastor and their church community was standing with the Lubitz family during[..]
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  • The Fairytale of Gloryland

    The Fairytale of Gloryland

      They are commonly known as Heaven Tourism books. You may have read one or two of them yourself. You know, those books about somebody dying, going to heaven, then returning to tell us all about it. The only Heaven Tourism book I want to[..]
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  • Grandmonster


      I'm sure you've at least seen a story about the death of 9-year-old Savannah Hardin by now. She was the child whose grandmomma-turned-grandmonster made her run until she passed out, vomiting, dehydrated, exhausted, dying. A jury rightly found Joyce Hardin Garrard of Gadsden, Alabama[..]
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  • Spring Break: A couple of giveaways

    Spring Break: A couple of giveaways

    It's Spring Break around our house. You know what that means? Plenty of free time to read books I want to read, instead of books I need to read. Here's the thing I think people need to understand about reading - the reason so many[..]
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  • Karly’s Killer Dead

    Karly’s Killer Dead

      [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Inmate Photo[/caption]   Shawn Wesley Field is dead. He passed away at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Shawn did not die an easy death, but it was a much easier death than the one he inflicted upon three-year-old[..]
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  • Holy Dookey

    Holy Dookey

    [caption id="attachment_1442" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Portia on our cross-country trip.[/caption] I'm laid up today. That's southern-speak for hurt. My foot hurts. My ankle hurts. My ribs hurt. My hips hurt. My wrist hurts. Muscles I ain't used probably ever hurt. I am clutching a heating pad as I[..]
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  • Thoughts on Lent and Creflo Dollar

    Thoughts on Lent and Creflo Dollar

    I get these emails. No not those spam-things from Nigeria claiming to be some long lost cousin. All my cousins live in Nashville, not Nigeria, anyway. I mean real email. Although, since the advent of Facebook & texting, I don't get as many as I[..]
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