500 Words For Your Spiritual Journey

Every last one of us is on a journey. However, some folks are reluctant to admit "where they are" on their particular pilgrimage. Each of the following 500-word blog posts below are pulled from my raw and personal journals in hopes that you are encouraged to either start or continue your journey led by Someone who offers Himself as a guide.

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I love paperweights. My collection began when my sweet “Me-Ma” cross-stitched a mallard duck and gave it to me, encased in glass. Decades ago, I was given a brass doorknob from my aunt and uncle’s ‘ol furniture shop in Elon, North Carolina. There’s a glass Snoopy I received from an employer who previously used Peanuts […]

“When do you ‘wanna take the Christmas tree down?” Every year my wife and I ask each other that same question. The answer is always the same. “Let’s wait until New Year’s Day.”  Two doors down, our neighbor does something unusual every December. The week after Christmas, he carries his tree to the rear of […]

“Why are you wrapping presents in late November?” Thanksgiving was over and Christmas was approaching. I had put the tree up and my wife was getting ready to decorate it. Gina quickly responded, “Because that will keep you from ruining your surprise by snooping around, looking where you shouldn’t be looking!”   I get it. But, […]

Cathy could not tolerate living in her big ‘ol house one more minute. Though it looked lived in, it felt empty. Her life had changed unexpectedly. She sat at the kitchen table and stared out the window at the birds she loved and fed. She wanted to fly away. She put her South Carolina home […]

“How am I ‘gonna eat all this?!” I’ve ask that question when I sit down to indulge my wife’s cooking, or at the annual Thanksgiving table, where our bounty is displayed. We have way too much. Some folks today don’t think they have enough. Those same people feel entitled to have a lot without earning […]

The wind felt different that October night in 1994. Love was in the air and it blew my way above the Tennessee river to where I was standing at the entrance to the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga. This bridge has a history. Designed by Engineer, Edwin Thatcher, it was erected in 1890. The walking […]

If you remove the first three letters of NOVEMBER and replace them with REM, it becomes REMEMBER. Isn’t that what November is all about? Remembering what you and I are (or should be) thankful for. The season of Thanksgiving. But, is it really about how “you” or “I” have been blessed? I get a little […]

You go outside to clear your head, but when you come back inside, it still feels like you’re in a fog. You get in the car and drive away for a change of scenery, but it seems like you’re stuck in a cul-de-sac of endless emotions that keep spinning in your head. Exercise on the […]