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Contentment is its Own Apologetic

Discontent There’s a virtue that has evaded me for some time. It’s contentment. Whether it is due to my personality or can be blamed on circumstance is often indiscernible, Regardless, I have been guilty of a certain kind of restlessness, a kind I wish to depose. Contentment is its own apologetic but it’s hard to […]

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The Strength of Storytelling

Storytellers past I remember visiting my Grandmother when I was a young. She’d often make fried apple pies and there was nothing like them. Many times when I’d visit, my Great Grandfather, her dad who we all called Grandpaw Henderson, would be sitting at the table. I knew he was about to tell me a […]

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Black Eyed Peas Communion

Happy New Year! As 2018 became reality, many of you ushered in the new year over a meal of black eyed peas and cabbage. It’s a Southern culinary tradition that many people observe. I’m going to step out on a limb and say that most of you don’t know why the tradition began. Treason the […]

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You’ve Got to Stand for Something

Acorns and nuts A preacher would often quote a portion of 1 Corinthians 16:13 at his convenience. “Quit ye like men”, he would say, especially when he was coercing, threatening, or otherwise manipulating someone in the audience. His bloviating wasn’t usually successful considering its less than manly mouthpiece. But, as is the case periodically with […]