Trespasses, Debts and Mr. Campbell Worth

It wasn’t any wonder that we couldn’t keep a preacher at our church for more than a few years at a time. We had old preachers that nobody else wanted, and young ones that nobody knew if they wanted yet or not. It must have been a frustration to write a sermon each week and try to shepherd a…

Viewing a Teenage Drama

This past weekend I had the honor and privilege to be invited to experience “A Senior Theatre Project” by a family friend who attends the local School of Fine Arts. My immensely talented teenage friend wrote and starred in a two person play that had me gripped and gripping my seat from the first scene.…

The Namesake – Charles’ Story Continued

“But what about Charles?” I was prodding her back on track.   “Oh, yes…now where was I?”   “The wild girl.” I, being a wild girl myself, was very interested in her.   “Yes. Charles did think that Momma had gone a little over board in her enthusiasm for taking in strays when Momma scooted…

Charles’ Story – Jeremiah’s Boys Continued

These boys had no idea that such a life had existed when they had felt padlocked on their father’s horse farm in the Tennessee hills. Harvey became a newspaper correspondent who traveled the world. He was granted exclusive interviews with some of the worlds most powerful politicians, and most popular entertainers and sports figures .His…

Jeremiah’s Boys Part One -an excerpt

Jeremiah might have discovered what love was in his last years, but before he learned the trick, he made life a living hell for Grandma and all of the other members of her childhood family. Granddaddy grew up in a big family like Grandma, but it couldn’t have been a more different experience. Grandma and…

The Rest of “Fancy” – an Excerpt

I don’t know if  “Fancy” didn’t get any direction at home, and I don’t know what kind of a girl she was before she got her reputation, but I can’t understand for the life of me why there wasn’t somebody who felt a sense of responsibility to step in and have a quiet heart-to-heart talk with…

” Fancy” – Part One – an excerpt

Until the day I missed church to rake Granddaddy’s yard, I had gone to church almost every single Sunday my whole life.  There were only a couple of exceptions. A few times the snow was too deep or the weather was too bad, … and a few times I was legitimately too sick to go,…

One Small Pebble

I am sitting here at my favorite writing spot…”Jack” my tiny tabby is “making biscuits” in my lap and making it hard to move my left arm to type…my kids are off to school…clothes are rolling around in the dryer. I am tired, really really tired. But I don’t want to waste the day by going back…

It is My Birthday…and I Will NOT be Afraid.

“Holy week. Sharing the walk with Jesus to the cross. I’ve been there for worship. God arranged for my week to be free from “work” which distracts me from Him. I’ve been waiting for the lesson of my heart which I knew would come this week. I’ve been reading my bible every night before bed.…