It was Tuesday morning, and I had just gotten to work when I got the call. It was Nessie, Lena’s daughter. “Momma died this morning, Hugh. Can you come over to the house? We are waiting for the funeral home.” “Of course. I will be right there.” It’s never convenient. … [Read more...] about Sitting in the dark with a friend. Again.
In 2010, I wrote this as a submission to a book project best left forgotten. However, I have always been fond of it, even if it isn't how I would write the same story now, and came across it recently while doing some digital housekeeping. I hope you enjoy it. - HH I have a … [Read more...] about Harsh and dreadful love
Like most of the country, I saw the eclipse yesterday. As I child, I remember the much less impressive annular eclipse from 1984 when I was 12. In that pre-internet era, it is hard to believe we heard about it at all, but we did. I remember watching the news – the TV news, the … [Read more...] about We have a lot of work to do.
The Bible on my desk is nothing to look at. It’s black leather, with gilt edges and a black ribbon to mark your place. If you were looking for a generic idea of what a Bible should look like, it would look like this one. No, this Bible is nothing special on its own, but it is … [Read more...] about The Bible on my desk
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King, Jr. I struggle with doubt. Not just faith doubt, but self doubt, vocational doubt, doubt of other people, and future doubt. I want to believe, and so am always on the lookout for hope - … [Read more...] about Voices of doubt: Tiny church edition