Tag: love

  • Other People’s Children

    Other People’s Children

    She started coming around the house when she was an itty-bitty thing, knee-high to a water-bug or thereabouts. She'd come to play dollies with the girls in the "museum" room. That's what everyone called the formal living room back in the day because nobody ever[..]
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  • An Interview with Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

    An Interview with Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

    Editor's Note:  When I told friends on Facebook that I was excited to interview someone I was in awe of, people started trying to figure out who it would be: Former President Jimmy Carter? Morgan Freeman? Not one person suggested it would be Leon Logothetis.[..]
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  • That Moment of True Christmas

    That Moment of True Christmas

    [caption id="attachment_2721" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Books are always a go-to gift in this house .This year's theme was on famous artists.[/caption] Christmas is a bit discombobulated this year, with two of our four kids celebrating the season in Georgia. I always figured on me being the[..]
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  • A Most Fortunate Daughter

    A Most Fortunate Daughter

      I am a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, straight woman who for many years has identified as an Evangelical (in the strictest dictionary sense of that word, not the political one) for decades now. In other words, I'm a most fortunate daughter. There are certain assumptions[..]
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  • Theology of Love According to the Beatles

    Theology of Love According to the Beatles

      Race Elder sat in his Nashville law office alone on yet another Saturday night. He'd taken up working on Saturdays after his wife of 23 years died. One minute they'd been planning a trip to the South of France, and the next they were[..]
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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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  • Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    Why I’m okay with that Klan Rally

    [caption id="attachment_1747" align="aligncenter" width="956"] AP Photo[/caption]   For the record, I do have an uncle named James Spears. He died a few years ago. So as far as I know I am of no relation to the James Spears, the Great Titan of the Loyal[..]
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  • Thank you, Amen.

    Thank you, Amen.

    Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone.  - Wendell Berry There are times when I go into the closet and shut the door and put my head to[..]
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  • Beneath a Rising Jesus

    Beneath a Rising Jesus

      Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) It was Saturday and we were in church. A big city church sat back on one of Portland’s wooded corners. Imago Dei. Image of God. Two years[..]
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