On January 8, 1935, in a two-room shotgun house in East Tupelo, Mississippi, a woman named Gladys gave birth to a son, Jesse Garon. The child, unfortunately, was stillborn. Thirty-five minutes later, the second of the twins arrived alive, to the great relief of both mother and father. They named the child Elvis Aron (later … Continue reading Heartbreak Hotel and Other Humble Beginnings
Month: January 2022
Sinful Top 100
Every so often, when I'm reading my Bible, a line will stop me in my tracks...and not in a good way. I love the Psalms and spend a lot of time in them; I find them refreshing and challenging at the same time, a helpful tool especially when I can't find the words to pray. … Continue reading Sinful Top 100
The Beginning of a Dream
It's #historyfriday--throwback edition! Today, in honor of the upcoming MLK holiday, I'm re-posting an article I wrote about the beginning of Martin Luther King Jr's dream. You can read it here "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --MLK
Is It 2023 Yet?
I don't mean to sound like a Debbie Downer here, but the start of a new year always depresses me. There's always so much build-up, so much hype and hope, like everything is going to be magically different the moment the clock strikes midnight on December 31. Okay, and maybe it is for a few … Continue reading Is It 2023 Yet?