There are two types of people: those who need help and acknowledge it, and those who need help yet remain silent. Both groups are helpless.

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Relief is a hot commodity these days. Relief from the new strand of Covid. Relief from college loan debt. Relief from increasing mental illnesses. Relief from a stressed economy as restaurants and businesses close due to lack of workers. Some of us escape reality, or even people, by refusing to talk to our spouse, relatives, […]

At the beginning of every work day at a previous employer, a boss of mine was asked, “How are you doing?” and she always responded with two words: “Just Peachy.” Her sincerity reeked like peaches left on a kitchen counter for a week. It’s hard to find folks who are real about real life, they’re […]

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A man preaches from a street corner on Frazier Avenue in downtown Chattanooga, yet the public continues their business. He is loud and his words at first sound condemning. My wife and I ate our ice cream from Clumpie’s as we walked past him. The next day I drive down Shallowford Road and there he […]

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Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Ryan Stevenson, knows a thing or two about loss and grief. According to songfacts.com, “He was very close to his mother, and he credits her as the one who really nurtured his music through her prayers and support. An only child, the Idaho-based songwriter was devastated when she died of bone […]