Race and Repentance by Dr. Jim Lewis

Race and Repentance by Dr. Jim Lewis

    It was a hot summer night in a small central Mississippi town.  The Great War was in full swing in Europe, and theater goers were flocking to see Birth of a Nation, the silent movie about the Lost Cause. Outside a tiny jail an angry crowd began to gather.  They...
The Clutter in Our Lives by Catherine Lewis

The Clutter in Our Lives by Catherine Lewis

  Staring at the small, mauve-colored book, I realized de-cluttering and downsizing often involve giving up some dreams. Like all the other math majors at my college, I loved our two main professors, Dr. Deere and Dr. Burnside.  So my sophomore year, when Dr. Deere,...
Speaking My Young Mind by Katie Mullenix

Speaking My Young Mind by Katie Mullenix

My name is Katie. I am 17 years old and a senior at St. George’s Independent School. I will be attending Loyola University Chicago in the fall with a major in Multimedia Journalism. And this is my first blog post. I must admit that I was a bit nervous when I was first...
Valentine’s Day and the Church by Frances Breland

Valentine’s Day and the Church by Frances Breland

When I was a teenager, I hated Valentine’s Day. My very logical parents insisted that it was just a “Hallmark holiday” that could be comfortably ignored. For them, it existed to dupe people into wasting money on things they didn’t really need. Even though...
All I Really Need to Know by John N. Avis

All I Really Need to Know by John N. Avis

In 1986, Robert Fulghum, a minister and author, published a book of short essays entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The title of the book is taken from the first essay in the volume and perhaps familiar to many of you, in which Fulghum lists...
WHY by Theresa Jennings

WHY by Theresa Jennings

On several occasions recently, due to the child’s illness or closure of day care, I have had the opportunity to keep my three-year-old granddaughter, just the two of us, together, alone, overnight and throughout the following day with no distracting older...

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