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Places I’ve Lived: Paint Lick, VA

Back in 1989 I was appointed to the  Belfast-Midway Charge in the Tazewell District of the Holston Conference.  My first appointment out of seminary, it was my first charge as a pastor, and I was given the reigns of two … Continue reading

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Three Kings in Memphis

Several years ago I traveled to the big city of Memphis to embark on an educational journey.  Wanting to obtain a doctor of ministry, I had looked at different schools in different places, and pondered a variety of programs.  I … Continue reading

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New Hats and Methodist Conferences

It’s a Spring ritual.  Old timers say it used to be an autumn ritual, but that’s before my day, and since I never experienced it, I can only write from what I know. But every year when the Day Lilies … Continue reading

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Gone to Conference

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”–Hebrews 10: 25, (King James Bible) I am not sure who first thought … Continue reading

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“Nuptials”

My parents married on May 17 at the pretty little Morrison Chapel in the iconic year of 1957. In those days the newspaper carried long, flowery narratives of these events, describing the bridesmaids’ dresses and the bride’s dress, and the … Continue reading

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Faces from the Past: A Minister in the Family

Mammaw Scott always wanted a preacher in the family.  She wanted it so bad she dedicated her seventh child to the Lord, praying that he would become a preacher.  He grew up and worked for IBM. But there was a … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Heaven, . . . Scottie’s On the Way!

A dear friend died this summer.  I met her in Lee County, Virginia when I was appointed to the United Methodist Church in her town.  Her outward appearance gave you the idea she would be a kindly little old lady. … Continue reading

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