Faithful and Ordinary (Part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Faithful and Ordinary

               A Blue Highway Jesus       William Least Heat-Moon lost two of the things that meant the most to him–his wife and his work. In the process, he seemed to lose himself. In order to rediscover himself and some perspective on life, he took a drive. A drive […]

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A Memphis Wish on Christmas Day, 2014

  May you find respite this morn from the grit and grind of life. May you feel joy for this moment when grace landed in our midst. May this rendezvous between heaven and earth grant you peace. May His birth that starry night lead you to thanks and giving. May you know that the One […]

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Mary’s Three Gifts: #3 – Manger

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Mary granted Jesus three gifts (Lk. 2:7 ESV): “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Perhaps no gift was so radical as the gift of the manger. Few mothers would have given […]

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Mary’s Three Gifts: #2-Swaddling Cloths

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Mary's Three Gifts

Help Unwanted        Many  years ago I was trying to decide whether to remain in my current job or take a just-offered alternative. The choice was excruciating. The old occupation would keep me close to family. And I was excelling at the work. The new position offered once-in-a-lifetime potential for growth. For months […]

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