Tag: friendship

  • Friendship Recovered

    Friendship Recovered

    For I am confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it   There are some friendships that a person can invest years into only to have them fall by the wayside in a ,matter of weeks[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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  • In Memory of Ellen & the Adventures

    In Memory of Ellen & the Adventures

    There's a stack of papers on my desk needing my attention while I type this out - the edits on the next novel, Christian Bend (note name change, formerly Rain). When you read the book the name change will become apparent. Twenty years ago this[..]
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  • The County

    The County

      We were tucked into a couple of chairs at the corner diner. A wood stove burned hot in the far north corner. In the far south corner sat a gaggle of men swapping stories. The young ones wore blue jeans, fleece-lined jackets and baseball[..]
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  • When You Are Not Okay

    When You Are Not Okay

        I give this lecture every term where I ask a question of my students: “What will you set yourself on fire for?” I ask that question after lecturing about a produce farmer in Tunisia who set himself on fire over the injustices of a corrupt[..]
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  • Participating in the Remarkable

    Participating in the Remarkable

      Before leaving Georgia the other day, I made a stop in Pine Mountain to visit Miss Lillian. She did not know I was coming, so she let out a small squeal of delight when I walked into the kitchen. “This is my friend who[..]
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  • How do you build community?

    How do you build community?

    It’s Miz Shelby here again. Today’s the day I head out on the adventure with World Vision, and I am looking forward to bringing you all along.   Last night, after an 80+ degree late summer day, which I spent mainly indoors packing, I decided to go to[..]
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  • The Power of Language

    The Power of Language

    There is this open-door policy at The Art Factory. Well, not so much of an open door as it is just an overall hospitality thing. Mary Beth Holladay has the gift of hospitality. She's a terrific hostess, always serving others and creating spaces of beauty[..]
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