Amid Alzheimer’s -Taking Joy in the Smallest things

Sorting our mail that rarest of treasures slides to the top: a handwritten envelope in familiar script. My eyes dart to the return address for a clue as to the card’s contents. As part of Youth Group our seventeen year-old Lewis wrote his grandmother. Sitting at the kitchen table Mom slowly opens the envelope. She […]

Gratitude, Tennessee Football, Temptation, Worship, and Consumption

About a month ago, we spent a Saturday at Neyland Staduim.   It kind of reminded me of church. There was a processional, the band leading us down the Vol Walk.   There were pilgrims from all over sharing food and drink. People donned specialized orange clothing demonstrating their devotion.   We sang special anthems like our hymnal […]

Remembering, Thanking, Pausing- For All The saints

Almighty God, Giver of Life We give you thanks for all the saints Who worshiped you in spirit and truth Who sang your praises Whose hearts beat in harmony with you We praise you for sharing their lives with us.   Oh, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord We give you thanks for all the […]