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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31

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I just can't say enough good things about this forecast that I have for you. We get autumn kicked off in fine fashion with some beautiful weather across Middle Tennessee.

Along with all the other “stuff” that I have ended up with are boxes of old photos. And I do mean boxes. I must have hundreds of pictures.

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Autumn begins on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. The sun will rise almost directly in the east and set directly in the west that day. Daylight and nighttime hours are of almost equal length that day.

You have met my cousin Mattie Belle several times in previous columns, and I’m sure I have told how she included women by the name of Riddlesbarger and Lincolnhoger (spelled many ways) in our ancestry. No way Mattie could have simply dreamed up those names, and they actually were found in Bo…

“This is why we do not lose courage. Though our outer self is heading for decay, our inner self is being renewed daily. For our light and transient troubles are achieving for us an everlasting glory whose weight is beyond description. We concentrate not on what is seen but on what is not seen, since things seen are temporary, but things not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18) CJB

We are less than two weeks away from the beginning of autumn. I was checking through the record books and was reminded that we dropped into the low to mid 30s for the first time last year on Oct. 13.

The previous column was about the stories Mattie Bell shared when I was growing up. Her father and my great-grandfather were two of 10 siblings, all but one of whom survived into adulthood. All were quite well-educated as well. And their names give perfect examples of how much we can learn f…

As I often say, domestic violence is multi-faceted. Some things are more obvious than others. There’s not only physical abuse, there are all kinds of controlling behaviors that are very abusive. Abuse can be verbal, economical, sexual, emotional, and mental to mention only a few.

The previous column was about the stories Mattie Bell shared when I was growing up. Her father and my great-grandfather were two of 10 siblings, all but one of whom survived into adulthood. All were quite well-educated as well. And their names give perfect examples of how much we can learn f…

Ginkgo biloba (gink-go bye-loh-buh) is often called the maidenhair tree because the shape of the beautiful leaves resembles those of the maidenhair fern.

A generation or so ago, people didn’t just retire from work — many of them also withdrew from a whole range of social and communal activities. But now, it’s different: The large Baby Boom cohort, and no doubt future ones, are insisting on an active lifestyle and continued involvement in thei…