This week, when a dusting of snow and some slivers of ice fell, Mississippi temporarily closed. No matter how much our neighbors to the north may laugh, everyone is much safer if Mississippians don't try to drive in even a little ice and snow.
The week had gone relatively smoothly until Wednesday afternoon -- when the power went out. Read More
The longest night of the year has become one of my favorite days of the year.
December 21, the Winter Solstice, sees less sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere than any other day of the year. It's the day that many communities of faith now host Blue Christmas services to minister to those who are grieving during the holidays. Read More
In October, I went on a silent retreat at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama, to fulfill a requirement for my Doctor of Ministry program. In the quiet of the beautiful Benedictine community, I found myself writing a lot, especially poetry. Here is one of the poems that emerged from that time of quiet. A blessed Thanksgiving to each of you. Know I am grateful for your eyes, ears, and voices, that join me weekly on this blog. Read More