The Marathon Mom

The Marathon Mom

I’ve been falling asleep before 9:00 pm. Yes, you read that correctly. The only real hurdle with this sad reality is that I’m waking up well before the sun rises. Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am, I’m running the marathon to-do list and enabling the anxiety (or adrenaline, depending on the day and the list) to begin circulating. Yesterday was one of those days — one of those days that never seemed to relax and, not unlike a...

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New Traditions

New Traditions

My 10th newsletter article for the year. My secretary encouraged me to write it and I’m thankful. If you don’t get the Fountain (our newsletter), enjoy!   We have a new group that meets at the church. I’ve announced it more than once already. I’ve asked you to be in prayer for the folks who attend it. It is a group that is very special to me and I’ve never met any of the people who attend, other than their fearless leader. It’s...

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Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

Thanksgiving was two days ago. Of course, you know what that means. Christmas carols are on the radio (Straight No Chaser Holiday station on Pandora for me). Cheesy Christmas movies are on. Lifetime has a million. I dragged the tree out but haven’t decorated it yet — something I surely should be doing right now but I’ve already had a run-in with one tree today (that’s another story). Jefferson St. in Paducah is already...

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Dear Anonymous,

Dear Anonymous,

To the random, 60ish-year-old woman at Chick-Fil-A Paducah today who saw me very obviously losing it and struggling, who abandoned her spot in an obscenely long order line to offer to take my tray to the trashcan for me…….. You have no idea how strong I am. In fact, I may honestly be the strongest person you don’t know. I had just taken the boys to the splash park all the way on the other side of town and single-handedly kept...

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Because I’ve thought lately to put my current newsletter article on my blog….   By the time this newsletter ‘hits the press’ and you receive it, I will have been at Fountain Avenue as your pastor for a year. It’s hard for me to believe that I just typed those words. It seems like only yesterday that I was taping the boxes shut and saying, “goodbye,” to my church and house in Ridgely TN. Those were tough goodbyes. There are a...

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