My Wife

By Sean Dietrich Do you remember when we met? I do. It was a Barnes and Noble bookstore. I was reading; you were with friends. You waltzed through the door with that determined walk you have. That I-can-take-care-of-myself walk. There are some things a man never forgets. You wore a baby-blue sweater. Your...

Dear Santa:

By Sean Dietrich I feel a little silly writing you. Recently, I wrote a column about how when I was a boy I always wanted you to bring me a cowboy hat. A silver-belly colored Stetson. A few days later, one showed up on my porch from an anonymous person....
The Life That Some Dogs Lead It all starts with the choice to breed, Not even thinking it's more mouths to feed. So cute and cuddly when they arrive, But how many of them will actually survive? All these things they should consider, Yet still they sell to the highest bidder. Not even knowing where they'll...

Grateful

By Sean Dietrich Birmingham—I am eating hotel breakfast in the dining room. This past year, my wife and I have stayed in nearly sixty thousand hotels. That is only an estimate. And I rounded down. I have become so accustomed to hotels that when I fall asleep in my own bed...

Auburn’s Man

By Sean Dietrich In honor of college football season, I want to tell you about the biggest SEC football fan I know. He lives in Monroeville, Alabama, which is your quintessential all-American town. Walk the square and take a trip backward on the timeline. Drive around town. You’ll see barbecue...
By Lauren Catanese The enjoyment of life doesn’t come from anywhere else except from ourselves. We allow ourselves to feel or not to feel what we do. This is a moment in your life. What is real is what you are currently feeling. Nothing that happens in the future nor...
ARLINGTON, VA – MAY 21: American flags are shown after being placed by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation...

Love is in the Air

By Lauren Catanese Love is in the air! Can you feel it? It starts in your face with a smile, then flutters down to your heart. It opens up space for the light to come in and the joy to fill you and your world! It’s magical! It puts everything...
By Rev. J. Pete Hyde Before the sun is even thinking about coming up, it finds its way to the driveway.   All...

What Brought You Here?

By Rick Moore My wife’s favorite color is emerald green. Shortly after we were married I bought her an emerald ring to match her emerald green eyes. From the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz to the Bible’s description of the city walls in heaven, the world is filled...

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