Oh Come, Oh Come

As a child, we never celebrated Christmas. Well, let me clarify that. We had a Christmas tree and all kinds of tinsel. We also received Christmas gifts and sang about Santa Claus. But we never celebrated Jesus. It was a purely secular holiday for us. The church tradition in which I grew up believed celebrating... Continue Reading →

Decisions, Decisions

We made the drive out to Shelbyville, Tennessee on a crisp November morning to pick out stain, doors and knobs for our soon-to-be-built bookshelves. My fourteen-year-old son sat in the back of my Ford Explorer, long legs stretched out in front of him from his chosen spot in the third row with the second rows... Continue Reading →

A Christening of Sorts

"You can say no," she said. "But I want to throw my nephew a surprise party and I was wondering if we could use your house." It was an easy yes. We have a big, spacious home with a pool along with a pool house that just screams to be used for parties. When the... Continue Reading →

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