Tag: childhood

Living the Dream…

Sometimes things aren’t what they seem. Like teen boys putting on a manly persona – one foot still in childhood and the other ready to make their way in the world. We begin life thinking the universe revolves around us. Somewhere along the way…

Comin’ Home…

Mom… she always said ‘Come home anytime’. When I would get a date on the calendar I always called and said ‘I’m comin’ home’. Home was not the house I grew up in, as we moved many times during my childhood. And home wasn’t a place where she…

This Life…

     There are times that mark a life – when hurricanes came and turned our lives upside down, when a loved one died, when 9/11 changed everything… Reminders – life here is never static, always changing, growing us…temporary. Sometimes we try to go back – back to…

the Violas are back…

     I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like remembering — remembering their childhood, remembering crazy things they did, remembering a loved one, remembering God’s faithfulness, remembering how things used to be… It is fun to watch the animated faces as people recall and often…

Wander or Wonder?

     Don’t we all wish we could retire (no matter what age we are 26 or 56) and just wander… I love east Tennessee and the times I’ve been able to spend there always find me wandering… Wandering along a hiking trail, beside the…

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