I know I am not the sharpest pencil in the drawer, or the brightest bulb on the porch, and a few bricks shy of a load. However, my philosophy is simple, if you know what you are not, then you can soon figure out what you really are.
NASHVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a former Robertson County youth pastor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.
Christ Church, Tracy City, the oldest continuously operating Episcopal Church on the South Cumberland Plateau, will celebrate the 150th anniversary Sept. 8-9.
With all the sad news in our country today, it is about time for some good news. However, the way things are going I am not going to hold my breath.
When it comes to forgetting anything, I am king of the hill. My forgetting has nothing to do with age because I have been forgetting as long as I can remember.
Pictured, Bruce Rawson (left), Treasurer of Good Samaritan, receives a $300 check from Michael Boyea, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Council 3431.
The worst day of the week for me is Monday. That means that I’m starting a new week and usually I have to start from scratch. All the things around me that annoy me, make me itchy and I have to scratch.
The Good Shepherd Parish, Mardi Gras Fundraising committee presents a check for $6,000 to Good Samaritan Ministries. The proceeds from their annual Mardi Gras fundraiser made this donation possible. Pictured from left front row are, Cindy Raybern, Mardi Gras co-chair; Barbara Lamb-Gass, Mard…
The seventh annual “Best Bloom of the Village” contest, co-hosted by Dr. Michael D. Hill of Nashville, left, and Krislyn Neal Robinson of Belvidere, right, was a wonderful success, despite the unusually cold weather on April 7. Out of 14 entries, Joann Coutta of Decherd, center, took home th…
A large segment of the human population takes things way too seriously for their own good. The strange anomaly is that most people laugh at the wrong thing and fail to laugh at the right thing. This serious incongruity has robbed people of a healthy attitude towards life in general.
After any holiday the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and myself enjoy taking a day or two off and just relax. We like to sit around and tell stories.
It was in the middle of February during a very shivering cold time that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage said most dramatically, “I can’t wait for Spring. When in the world is Spring going to get here?”
The last several months have been rather busy with hardly a break anywhere. Sometimes the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I get so busy we forget about the necessity of taking a break every now and then. Soon one day becomes just like the last day. And tomorrow? Will be just like today.
The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died.
Watch for an article about in an upcoming edition of the Herald Chronicle about the Good Shepherd Parish Community’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Monterey Station in downtown Cowan.
Time is a strange thing, if you ask me. Even though I wear a wristwatch every day, most of the time I do not know what time it really is. And for that matter, how important is time?
Citizens of Franklin County have stepped up to help their neighbors in need all throughout and beyond the holidays by donating toys, food and clothing to the Salvation Army as well as other organizations.
I was with the youngest primary children at church last Sunday, when something happened that made me think about Civil Rights Day and the challenges this country has faced. One of the teachers was trying to help the children understand that God loves everyone, no matter who they are, and t…
Memory is a very tricky thing, at least for me it is. Looking back over a year’s span of activity, my memory seems to pick and choose what it remembers. After all, I do not have the brain capacity I once had.
I was working on a humorous Christmas story when the news came about the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut, along with the deaths of many adults that gave their lives to protect the children in their care. My two youngest daughters are about the same ages as some of the chil…
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School welcomes the public to attend an 11:30 pm candlelight Eucharist Service on Christmas Eve in St. Andrew’s Chapel. The Rev. Drew Bunting, SAS Chaplain, will preach and officiate. For more information about St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School visit www.sasweb.org.
It’s “War on Christmas” time again. In a November 30 speech in St. Charles, Missouri, US president Donald Trump mounted a stage festooned with Christmas trees to kick off the annual Airing of the Fake Grievance:
Sitting in the living room the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were enjoying some hot apple cider tea and listening to some Christmas music. The song came that referred to Santa’s nice list and naughty list. I was not paying too much of attention, but somebody else in the room was.
The Highland Rim Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will join hundreds of other chapters around the world on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the church of Christ at Cedar Lane in Tullahoma.
It was a pre-Thanksgiving evening and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were enjoying some hot cider tea. Nothing goes down quite as nice as a hot cider tea.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester, invites everyone to hear local Spanish FCHS teacher Michael Franklin speak on his 20 years of educational development work in Honduras.
On Nov. 13, drop-off locations around the multi-county Southern Middle TN Area Team will be open to receive gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
All day long, I’ve had this burning question in my mind. One of those questions you just cannot shake and as the day progressed, it loomed larger and larger until I had to address it. Personally, I would like to have addressed it, put a stamp on it and send it to Timbuktu. I just do not know…
“Well,” the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage sighed rather deeply, “now that the hurricane is over I guess we can all get back to normal.” When she said “normal,” she looked at me and gave me one of “those looks.”