Echoes in the Hills of Alabama

“What were you doing in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend?”  People are curious. I assume their curiosity was piqued by the dust being blown off my cobwebbed Instagram account. (I am trying to get with the times.) A steady stream of posts of my son and myself ranging from our stop at the Huddle House for breakfast to…

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The Prayers of Two Papas

Happy Thanksgiving! As I write this, my family is preparing for the circuit of Thanksgiving festivities to begin. First, we travel to the home of my wife’s maternal grandmother (aka “Nurny”) to eat some of the south’s finest food. After eating and fellowshipping with this side of the family, we leave Nurny’s to attend my wife’s…

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A Good Friday Reflection

Over two thousand years ago, You faced the horrors of the cross. The cruel tortures of that wicked tree reveal the severity of sin, my sin. You cried out, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me!” It was through this forsakenness that we experience the embrace of Abba’s arms. Restored. Restless and rebellious…

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I Ain’t Fooling Either!

[2]  I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. [3]  No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. [4]  Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me…

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Hello, I am the Substitute Teacher for Today…

Okay, to be honest, I never thought my vocal chords would ever vibrate to the rhythm of those words! However, God has a funny way of surprising us, doesn’t He? Today, I experienced one of those “I never thought I would have this experience” moments.

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