Category Archives: Tragedy

Loss and Survival in the Tennessee Tornadoes

I’ve lived 59 of my 60 years on this earth in Middle Tennessee, so I’ve been through my fair share of tornadoes.  I’ve heard the frightening “freight train” sound of a tornado going over my house (and it really does … Continue reading

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The Marcia Trimble Case: A Murder that Took Away a City’s Innocence

I stumbled upon the murdered girl’s grave purely by accident one day while my husband and I were out visiting the graves of relatives at the cemetery.  When I saw it, I felt an involuntary gasp come from my mouth … Continue reading

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Two Mass Shootings in My Beloved State of Tennessee in Seven Months and I’m Wondering if Anyone in Washington Even Cares?

I think I just broke some kind of record for the longest blog title I’ve ever written. I’m warning you that this blog post might be a little bit of a personal rant because I’m angry.  I’m angry, and sad, … Continue reading

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To Everything There Is A Season, And A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven

There was once a man who was described as amazingly wonderful, compassionate and brilliant. He was a medical doctor. An oncologist to be exact. Highly regarded in his profession. Rumor was he graduated first in his medical school class. His … Continue reading

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Prayers for the Philippines

The devastation stares back at me.  In the midst of flipping through a photo gallery  of 80+ photos of the aftermath of a massive typhoon that slammed into the Philippines, I can only stare in horror.  Tragedy doesn’t even seem … Continue reading

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On Losing a Childhood Friend

I feel like my brain is disconnected from my body.  I didn’t sleep last night.  Or much the four nights before that.  I feel lost.  Like I don’t know where to go or what to do or even what to … Continue reading

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Trying to find Joy

I’ve been up late tonight working on today’s Sunday school lesson.  Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and the day we light the rose-colored candle or The Candle of Joy on the Advent wreath, so I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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