the odds aren’t in our favor

There’s a scene in Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games in which the lead charachter performs the most subtle, yet revolutionary act. A young tribute named Rue has been killed and Katniss, who recelently allied with her is beside herself in the moment. She can’t cope with what has happened, but in the moment sees the…

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the greatest of these

Look at those kids. They had no idea what was coming. Perhaps they thought they knew what love was. After all, they had seen the movies, read the books, listened to the love songs and had even just expressed love and vows before God, family and friends. I can still feel the heat and humidity…

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the cloud

As we have for a few years now, my family and I spent the better part of the month of June with family in Northwest GA and Southeast TN. This is always an amazing time filled with cousins, swimming, day camps and food…we always seem to be eating. And I love this area of the…

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free hugs

The year was 2005…at least I think it was. And my wife and I were attending a youth conference in good ‘ol Nashville, TN. We were returning to the exhibit hall after lunch and had some take-out from the restaurant with us when we saw a homeless man on the sidewalk. I approached him and…

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home

Last week for much of the country was spring break. That hallowed time when college students humiliate themselves and families exhaust themselves trying to cram a vacation into a small break that you need a vacation from after you return. As to the Arp’s plans; we packed the car up and drove south over six…

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