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A New Verb

Last night at Pursuit, where the crew and I go on Wednesday nights for worship and fellowship, we listened to the message given by our friend and pastor.  He talked about light in the darkness and being that for others.  But the one thing that stood out to me and that I've carried in my… Continue reading A New Verb

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Car Trouble

"You got a car, you got car trouble." I think it was my Papa who first said that.  But I heard my Daddy say it many, many times over the years.  Usually followed by that sigh of his.  And the acceptance of the inevitable. And it's the truth, isn't it?  Eventually, something will go wrong.… Continue reading Car Trouble

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Cooter, Clemson, and Middle C

Earlier this month we enjoyed the Georgia National Fair and all of its splendor.  Rides, exhibits, music, food, friends, fun--every bit of it.  During one of our visits (yep, we went more than once this year--ALL the fun, y'all),  we were wandering through the commercial exhibit hall.  Cooter stopped to look at the piano in… Continue reading Cooter, Clemson, and Middle C

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Spread Your Wings and Soar

This past Saturday many young women walked across the stage I've walked across, and they received the piece of paper that is so much more than that--it's the results of minutes and hours and days and years of listening and learning and writing and critiquing and speaking and sharing and thinking and challenging themselves to… Continue reading Spread Your Wings and Soar

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Your Magic Power

You have a magic power. Did you know that? Within you lies the power to change the world, to change the lives of those around you, one smile at a time. Today I saw this video, and it amazed me.  Each one of these precious souls is beautiful in his or her own way.  But… Continue reading Your Magic Power

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Creature of Habit

Isn't it funny what we become accustomed to? And what we don't? I am a creature of habit.  So is Cooter.  This morning I needed to head out the door and run over to the hardware store to get something notarized (yeah, I know, I love that place), and I didn't have time for dillydallying.… Continue reading Creature of Habit

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The Journey Home

It's funny what folks call home, isn't it?  I live here at "Buckingham Bottom" as Daddy named it, but I will always call Blackberry Flats home.  Our Princess considers Japan home when she talks about it sometimes because she was born there.  Just as my sweet little neighbor friend is happy in his new place in… Continue reading The Journey Home

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She Showed Me the Rainbows

It sure has been raining a lot this summer. I'm not complaining. It's been nice, keeping things green and not as hot as usual. It reminds me of my summer in Valdosta in 1985 when it seemed to rain around the same time every afternoon, leaving the evenings unbearably humid when the sun would come out again.… Continue reading She Showed Me the Rainbows