Signs of Jonah

Listen to “Signs of Jonah” by Fred Smith   A friend mentioned he is re-reading Graham Greene’s “The Power and The Glory.” It’s the story of a failed [...]

News From Another World

Listen to “News From Another World” by Fred Smith As a young soldier in the Civil War, Jefferson Kidd was assigned the duty of being a messenger – a runner – traveling on [...]

The Measure Of A Man

Listen to “The Measure of a Man” by Fred Smith   When my father was five years old, he fell with a glass jar of peaches he was carrying and sliced open the wrist of his right [...]

The Long Good-Bye

Listen to “The Long Good-Bye” by Fred Smith   Virtually every time I mention my father in a blog people will comment about how interesting he must have been. Some who knew him [...]

Scrooge Repents

Listen to “Scrooge Repents” by Fred Smith   While I would not say I have been Scrooge, I have come close. In fact, the whole period between Thanksgiving and the end of the year [...]

The Little Dwarf

Listen to “The Little Dwarf” by Fred Smith   I am a Facebook fan. Not only for posting what is interesting to me but dipping into other conversations.  So it was recently with [...]

To The Moon And Back

Many of my favorite authors – like Annie Dillard, Mary Oliver, Tish Harrison Warren, and Wendell Berry – encourage us to look for beauty in the ordinary.  Books are written about [...]

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