Family

*Today's post is written by friend and frequent contributor Debra Dickey. Debra is like family to me! Thank you, Debra, for sticking by me all these years closer than a sister.* Last evening, I had the rare and lovely opportunity to get together with my favorite great-aunt and one of my delightful cousins over dinner,... Continue Reading →

Learning to teach

A wise woman named Mauzelle who managed the Arkansas Methodist Church archives at Hendrix University once told me, as she tried to share her lunch with me while I researched Methodist women in the Ozarks, that she loves history and wants to do everything she can to preserve it. “It’s so important, you see, because... Continue Reading →

Day 18–True love

*Big thanks to Betty Gail Jones for sharing her parents' true love story with us today on Day 18 of our 28 days of love project. She's living out her own true love story today with her husband, Mickey, and their love is inspirational to all of us who know them.* The war was in... Continue Reading →

Who you are is who they were

Yesterday, I sat in a quiet room for five hours, surrounded by musty old books and newspapers. As I conducted research at the mecca for Methodism in our state for one of my grad school courses, I was lucky enough to meet two kind women who run that section of the library. They volunteer hours... Continue Reading →

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