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The land of plenty has become a land of frustration. There have been shortages in recent years ranging from gas to milk. But never have I seen across the board supply problems like this. … more
Love can build a bridge Between your heart and mine Love can build a bridge Don’t you think it’s time? Don’t you think it’s time? I’d gladly walk across the desert … more
Ever since I was a young child I learned the importance of prayer. I heard my mother pray, my grandmother pray, and I heard numerous pastors pray from the pulpit at the church where I was … more
I laughed last week when I read where Covid testing centers are shutting down because no one is using them. And it appears, despite conflicting reports from some areas, that the pandemic has slowed … more
When I was growing up, I knew where home was. Home was where I lived with my parents and my two brothers and two sisters. From the time I was three years old until I started high school, home … more
The text only had four words – “Vickie Hull has passed.”   The message was short, but the impact on me was like being kicked in the stomach by mule when I received it early … more
I’ve stood by the side of many graves over the years. Most pastors do at one time or another. We help other families and loved ones say their final goodbyes. But then sometimes we are … more
No one likes to talk about a colonoscopy. Certainly, when you list appropriate dinner table discussion subjects, it would rank at or near the bottom.   The only thing worse for most people … more
Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee came to Lincoln County last Thursday and visited Camp Blount. There was a large crowd and the weather cleared up and the sun came out just before he … more
This week I was looking over the COVID count numbers for the county, as I normally do. (We are down to 4 cases, as of last report of April 9.)   Then, I saw a Facebook post by John Carney … more
The azaleas and dogwoods are in bloom and it is Masters week at Augusta National Golf Course.   Golf is not one of my high priority sports. I’m not particularly good at it. And if I … more
In 2017, Lynn and I stood together on the Mount of Olives overlooking the city of Jerusalem in the nation of Israel. My heart was flooded with wonder and awe as I looked out across the Kidron … more
This week’s event highlight was the Lincoln County/Fayetteville Hamburger Day on the Hill. The Lincoln County Livestock Association cooked 1,200 burgers that were provided by Pilaroc … more
Easter is such a great time to humble ourselves like little children. I still love Easter egg hunts.  While I love chocolate and peanut butter like a kid, my greatest joy has been sharing the Easter story over the years. more
Middle Tennessee is going to pot…as in potholes. We have all heard the excuses. A brutal winter. Cheap asphalt that didn’t hold up.   more
Thank you! I like to say those words. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have so many things to be thankful for… so many people to be thankful for… I have experienced … more
This week was filled with big events and a very busy week moving bills through the system. We had 366 bills on the calendars during the two days of committees and I had two on the House floor. All of mine are moving along and I expect them to be passed and signed by the Governor.  more
Today is the last Saturday of Women’s History Month. I have enjoyed sharing about some amazing Women of Faith in my columns in March 2022. more
Sometimes when we see something every day, we fail to genuinely appreciate it. When was the last time you paused and took a good look at the Shelbyville square?   more
Tempers are running high as people are working hard to get their bills moving forward before all of our committees close. Several committees closed this week and we hope to get the others wrapped up soon. more
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