Monticello Beauty: a hometown meditation

Things which captivate me still, regarding my hometown, Monticello, Kentucky:   Blackberries growing along the edge of Sally Burnett Road Cheeseburgers simmering on Main Street’s Pool Hall grill Turtles stepping on one another to get pellets at Conley Bottom Resort Shane Blevins shooting a 3-pointer, the subsequent swish Cornbread recipes shared at Mill Springs Mill…

Home is more than an address

I think about home a lot. Especially since moving away.   Home – “the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.”   I like this definition better than some of the others online; it includes that one word, the adverb ‘permanently’. The image seems truer somehow, even if…

Dedicated to a Brave Maine Coon

(Kujo, circa 2004) It’s difficult to lose a pet. I got that call yesterday. When you experience it, it’s difficult to respond. How do you respond without feeling foolish? It was a pet. An animal. I’m working through it, but I know it’s been even harder to lose one that had such personality. With me throughout…

Finding Contentment in a Busy Age

Notes from yesterday were so spot on I had to share them today! Regarding priorities in 2016: Journey Church August 28, 2016 ==================================== Welcome to Journey Church, Chattanooga! Philippians, Part 8 ==================================== 6 Basic Questions (good no matter what book of the Bible is being studied) Who is writing the letter? Who is Paul saying it…

The Angel Oak

I stare at a painting of the Angel Oak above my desk and think about the longevity of its branches Alive still Even today Once climbed upon by natives of her land Pilgrims’ children, too I think of the famous row planted centuries ago at Boone Hall Oaks stronger than their Pecan brethren Storms incapable of wresting them down Branches…
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