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Remembering Kallie

Kallie was born in Greene County, Tennessee, around the 3rd day of December, 2002.  She was part of a litter of four pups that lived to adulthood.  Her original family put an ad in a trading post paper and my … Continue reading

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Dancing On One Leg

My son doesn’t belong to me.  He was born into another family and came to our family about six and a half years ago as we became his foster parents.  Without saying too much, let me just say, he came … Continue reading

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A New Place, a New Life: Starting Over on our Journey Through Childlessness

As my wife and I settled into our new home in Jonesborough, Tennessee, we began to feel better about our lives.  This new church offered us a type of hospitality we had not received before.  They didn’t know they were … Continue reading

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Red and White Carnations

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I am remembering the tradition in my home church in the West Carter’s Valley section of north Kingsport, Tennessee, of wearing a red carnation if your mother is living, and a white one if she … Continue reading

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A Maundy Thursday in the Coal Fields

Coal miners don’t have time for theory.  They want to know the facts, and they want to know them as plain as you can make them.  Under the ground you depend for your life on facts that will help you … Continue reading

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Target Practice

We struggle to overcome the past:  Embarrassing moments.  Failures.  Misdirected passion.  Disappointment.  Pappaw used to call such times “misfires.”  As in, “Sonny boy, I think you misfired that time.” Much of life centers around what we do in the aftermath … Continue reading

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