Well Worn

From where I stood, I could see his bible. He was "reading" from a familiar passage, yet as he "read", he was still flipping pages to get to the actual location in the bible. Psalm 23 As he recited the passage, word for word, I started doing the same, probably as many others did. The …

His Namesake

Others may have been named after him, but I believe I'm the only one that took the spelling of his name. My uncle, Elmer Eugene Carathers. My mother named me after her brother and I became Deborah Gene. I don't recall him ever calling me just Deborah, he always tagged that middle name on when …

God Talk Tuesdays

Have I mentioned my mother died? I ask that sarcastically because my words and actions are full of the fact she is no longer in my daily life. It was 10 years ago on January 31st this year. There are lots of things I miss about not having her here, but I believe the greatest …

Eve’s Curse

He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will rule over you. -Genesis 3:16 Grannie Lewis lost 2 children before they were born. Grannie Carathers was told she had lost her child and then she gave birth …

Politics

I don't understand politics. I've always loved the study of history, but when the political history came onto the page, I tended to flip through that quickly. I guess at it's core, politics is about one group of people thinking their ideas are better than another group of people's ideas. They argue and try to …