Be Still by Catherine Denman

Be Still by Catherine Denman

“To do anything, you have to resist being entertained.” -Pete Dunlap, author of The Digital Detangler: A Guide to Mindful Technology Use. For my work, I am a librarian and technology specialist for a PK-5th grade school. Recently, I attended a professional development...
Searching for Family by Theresa Jennings

Searching for Family by Theresa Jennings

I recently spent a unique weekend at a “reunion” of people who are Georgia Tann babies.  If you do not know, for three decades Ms. Tann ran an orphanage/clearing house that placed babies for adoption in the Memphis area and all over the United States.  The...
Aging and Loss by Andrew Smith

Aging and Loss by Andrew Smith

There are times when you get a wake-up call.  It was December 5, 2018, and we were in the Rehab Hospital where Mary Jo was recovering from a fall and two cracked bones in her neck.  She got a call from her brother to tell her that her sister-in-law Jo Anne had died. ...
God’s and Men’s Plans by Carmen Anderson

God’s and Men’s Plans by Carmen Anderson

  “Man plans and God laughs.”  We’ve all heard that and chuckled (somewhat ruefully) over the statement. Personally, I very much like to have a plan, and I enjoy “getting all my ducks in a row.” For me, it’s important to know what my purpose is and then line up...
I Thought My Father Was God by John N. Avis

I Thought My Father Was God by John N. Avis

“When our parents die, we may think the relationship is over, but the fact is, it is just beginning.” (NPR) “The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.” – William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun In 1999, novelist Paul Auster and the hosts of National Public...
Communion Insights by Duncan Breland

Communion Insights by Duncan Breland

When I was a young man (twenty-something) and wrestling with my faith and belief, I found myself occasionally abstaining from communion. Unfit, I thought, passing the plate. This is a common practice for many congregants. And we, the church, are probably not helping....

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