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Bombast in the evening

It’s such a cliché to complain about Mondays, but let’s face it, they really do suck. There’s just not much in a Monday to recommend it, particularly mine, which involves…

To our family, friends, community and local churches,

As many of you know, our peaceful lives turned upside down recently after we lost our home to a massive fire. Thankfully our family is safe, which is absolutely the…

Kindness

Kindness

by Pat Farrell I have spent my entire life fighting fat, whether it was in my mind or on my body. I fought it as a young woman through anorexia…

Understanding love

Understanding love

By Pat Farrell I had a grand “aha” moment last week, and I want to share it with you. My mother was a complicated woman. She was a complete mystery…

When furniture was treasured

Looking back with Lloyd Mathews, original published date unknown In the past few weeks I have written about the country fireplace and the country kitchen stove. There are other old…

Holding onto shame and regret

Holding onto shame and regret

by Pat Farrell You know, I could sit here all day and be so ashamed and regret all of the things of my past. Instead, I intend to use my…

Fine dining in Northeast Tennessee

Because I’m a nice person and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, I don’t want to say this too loudly, but IT’S SPRING BREAK! WOOHOO! Oh, wait, I said I…

Layers of Life

Layers of Life

By Pat Farrell Life has what I describe as many layers. On the top layer, where I have lived most of my life, it’s very worldly. Earthy. I see physically…

Great Changes in Living

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed May 4, 2003 I have been reading a book entitled “The Big Change” in which the author, Frederick Lewis Allen, talks about life…

God signs show up in times and places designed especially for our senses and situations

God signs show up in times and places designed especially for our senses and situations

By Pat Farrell God surrounds us with Himself. His mystery shows up in times and places designed especially for our senses and situations. He shows up at just the time we…