Home on the Free Range

My lady Tisha, and I are big into using nutrition for maintaining our general health and well being.  So, I thought I’d share what we did a few weeks ago, and will be doing again soon. We went to our local organic farmers market to purchase vegetables. In…

I Was A Weary Traveler

I was a weary traveler, I rode the less trodden path, felt the dust sting my eyes. I lay in fast pursuit of that which I knew existed, Of love without judgment, of acceptance without rules, of truly amazing grace. And with out-stretched hands I reached …to grasp…

Embracing the Power of Hot Water

I have been drinking a lot of hot water lately. I am close to finishing my first full year working as an English teacher in China. After almost a year in this vast, booming, ancient country, I have learned more about the culture and myself than I could…

HEALING When You Can’t Help

Seven years ago, with my five children grown, I found that I still had a little maternal ‘juice’ left and began to mentor a young man of twelve, who I will call Andre. He and his younger sister were my summer gardening helpers. For them I was a…

Flow of Life and Healing

I have a stunning, dark as ebony, beloved, singin’ west side of Chicago friend, who once told me I was her real, first “white” friend. It startled me! I asked her how that could possibly be, when I knew, as a pastor’s wife, she now had many women…

A Memorable Man from Kazakhstan

Yerlaz was a guest in our home for a week. He was from Kazakhstan. He visited at the invitation of US Congress via a program called Open World and through the International Services Council of Alabama. It has been quite an honor to host such guests and has always been…

“Wrap Yourself Up in Green”

David Walton Rocks the World! Throughout the country,  we know him as a troubadour of peace, but David Walton rocks the world.   People all over the world sing his songs, and while we know him as David, he answers to “Hummingbird,” his  nickname. He is a musician/sonwriter,…

Jump!

I have a really good sistah-friend named Chris, whom I met on St. Maarten and who lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   Chris has visited Florence, AL numerous times and loves revisiting.  She is in awe of the terrain, the warmth of the people, and the cornbread.  For the…