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Where Are You From?

Where Are You From? Having just moved to Nashville, it is very common to get into a conversation and within the first 3 minutes the question is asked, “where are you from?” Being the cosmopolitan city that it is, few actually answer with “here,” though I have had the...

Sabbath

Sabbath Sabbath. What comes to your mind when you think of that word?  Maybe you recall it as one of the ten commandments, or it sounds like some churchy gibberish that you’ve heard in passing but never quite understood. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, the...

I Have an Ache

I Have an Ache I have an ache that Advil can’t help. This pain doesn’t reside in a muscle; It sits in the background of my soul. Some days it’s pronounced, While others it’s barely noticeable. Some days it’s a friend, many days it’s a troll. I have an ache...

Hymn Project: Joy To The World

Hymn Project: Joy To The World When you read the lyrics to the song “Joy to the World” you cannot help but start humming along. Joy To the World is one of the most recognizable Christmas songs of all time, but it actually wasn’t written to be a Christmas song at all....

Hymn Project: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Hymn Project: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen There is something significant about singing hymns at Christmas time. For a moment in time, you commune with Christians of all centuries, backgrounds, and countries to worship Jesus and celebrate His birth. In each hymn lies...

Advent: The Weight of Waiting

Advent: The Weight of Waiting In the 2004 Pixar film, The Incredibles, there is a scene that became meme-worthy over the years. Bob Parr (a.k.a. Mr. Incredible) comes home after a tough day at work, gets out of his car and sees a little boy on a tricycle staring at...