Christmas Pilgrims- traveling with a Living Hope

What do you want for Christmas? What are you hoping for this Christmas? We ask each other “what do you want for Christmas?” That cute Post Office commercial has stuck an earworm in my head. “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Only a hippopotamus will do. Don’t want a doll. No dinky tinker toy. I […]

Thanksgiving is not the same as happiness

In the front yard of my grandparent’s house, there is a well. If you open the lid, cool air rushes up in the summer. The well may date to the first cabin built there well over 175 years ago.  A geologist classified the farm soil as Eden Soil. Eden Soil contains huge slabs of limestone […]

Eulogizing My Mother

First, we are deeply grateful to our Tullahoma FUMC family for helping Granny Due navigate church life. As our brothers and sisters in Christ, you gently guided Granny around our church home. You extended steady arms, offered countless re-introductions, and sat by her side. Your loving-kindness lifted our worries. To the staff, especially Theresa for […]