Pollyanna and the Glad Game

It was the summer before sixth grade when I discovered the box of musty old children’s books and novels that belonged to my grandmother and her sister. It was full of great classics that included Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter, first published in 1912. Later that year, I watched the 1960 Disney film based on … Continued

The Weeding of Our Souls

My grandmother had a green thumb. As a child, I remember her South Georgia porch being filled with a rainbow of fragrant flowers. As an adult, I have often wondered why I didn’t inherit her ability to grow plants. I have tried to keep plants alive but with little success, until this year. My neighbor … Continued

Live with the End in Mind

“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” Really? Growing up as a child of the 80’s, I remember listening to that song by R.E.M. (on my cassette tape!) and even singing along with the few lines I remembered. However, I don’t think I ever really thought much about the … Continued

Hiding is a Red Flag

I can remember one of the first instances I felt the need to hide. I was in elementary school. At the time, Lee Majors played the Six Million Dollar Man on TV. He was the coolest! In the show, whenever the Six Million Dollar Man did a great feat, it was always done in slow … Continued

Lake Baptism 2016

Thanks to everyone that joined us at the recent Lake Baptism!  For those who weren’t able to make it, here is a slideshow of photos from the event