That best-selling Appalachian memoir Hillbilly Elegy is popping up again, now in Netflix form. I watched it. I enjoyed it. I have some issues with it. But mostly, it's giving me flashbacks... What’s the Story? I woke up on November 9, 2016, and gazed out the window at what looked like another cool and crisp [...]
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Recovering Abundance in the Middle of Nowhere
*The following is a lightly edited manuscript of a message I shared with the congregation of Winchester Friends Meeting in Winchester, Indiana. Good morning, Friends. It is good to be with you and worship with you this morning. I was a little concerned because I’ve been under the impression that the Holy Spirit doesn’t interact [...]
Just Some Good Ol’ Boys?
A couple weeks ago I was at the Morrow County fair. I have a lot of good memories at the fair: the booths with free pens, the rides lit up at night, seeing the animals that my friends were showing, watching the demolition derbies, eating deep fried everything. The fair is also an opportunity for [...]