Tag: hope

  • Parts Unknown

    Parts Unknown

    So while all y'all were glued to the television, watching Trump implode by 1) Refusing yet again to release his financials because he really doesn't want you to know how deep is his involvement with Putin 2) Committing treason by daring Russians to find him[..]
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  • Stories Behind the Story

    Stories Behind the Story

      There was that moment, (you knew there would be one, didn't you?), when Kimberly Faith Hickman, the insightful and masterful director of MOTHER OF RAIN, took me by the hand after the show and said, "You have to hear this story." This was on[..]
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  • The Children Who Heal Us

    The Children Who Heal Us

    Last night I started randomly receiving a series of text messages from daughter Ashley. At first, I thought she was sending me silly things my grandsons say. Just recently she sent me a note saying that Sullivan had asked if she could go get his[..]
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  • The Vows We Break

    The Vows We Break

    The last time the West Coast contingent of the Spears family came together was for Mama's funeral. This past weekend we came from up (Los Angeles) and down  (Seattle) the West Coast for my nephew Robert's wedding. [caption id="attachment_1799" align="aligncenter" width="1588"] West Coast Spears Clan[/caption][..]
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  • Kensington Barnes: A Story of Firsts

    Kensington Barnes: A Story of Firsts

      We have been expecting you. Not just your mom and dad, But all of us, The Spears Family. With each pregnancy – there have been nine of them prior to yours! – we all wondered, wished, and sometimes prayed: A girl. Maybe this time[..]
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  • The Power of the B-I-B-L-E

    The Power of the B-I-B-L-E

    I love the Bible. I love it for its poetry. And I love it for its song. I love it for its wisdom. And I love it for its hope. I love the way it gives comfort, like a mother or a father reaching out[..]
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  • Why we never gave up on church

    Why we never gave up on church

    Millennial. We were like you once, Not so very long ago. We, after all, were the ones who taught you the words of The B-I-B-L-E And how deep and wide is Our Father's Love. You aren't the first, you know, to raise the issues We[..]
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  • Dressing up for Trial

    Dressing up for Trial

    I'm sensitive to these sorts of things, you understand. I can't help myself. A person's background informs present realities. So when I see pictures like the one above of Army Major John Jackson wearing full dress uniform as he heads into court, I want to holler[..]
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  • Jesus in the Kudzu

    Jesus in the Kudzu

    [caption id="attachment_1506" align="aligncenter" width="373"] Jesus in the Kudzu[/caption]   He wears tats upon his thin frame and silver studs on his lips. His jeans fall inches below his gray Calvin underwear. The first day I spoke with him, he wasn't wearing a shirt. He was[..]
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