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Getting Back to the “Old Normal”

The “new normal” is an expression we’ve heard a good bit this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. And it was not a phrase I particularly liked or embraced.

The “new normal” has been characterized by masks, social distancing, and no handshakes or hugs.

In terms of the church’s work and mission, it has for a time suspended public gatherings, and then limited their frequency and/or the number attending. It has kept brethren apart. Canceled gospel meetings. Limited fellowship. Put plans on hold. Hampered ministry projects. And to a large extent social-distanced us from the brotherhood. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Together

This past week-end is one we will always remember.

Not only was it Mother’s Day, but also the day 47 years ago that Norma Jean went into labor. Kenny was born the next day. So for her gift this year, I arranged for a surprise visit for Kenny’s family to come to Tennessee for a few days. Imagine the look on Norma’s face when our grand kids, Miles and Katherine, knocked at the door with a bouquet of flowers. Continue reading

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