An Appreciation for Light

Oct 06, 2022 at 08:02 pm by cghattas

As the seasons change in Tennessee, so too the length of each day. The November time change will make this even more difficult, as sundown comes early and we drive home from w.... Read More

Reasons for Seasons

Sep 06, 2022 at 11:08 am by cghattas

I’m a huge fan of fall in Middle Tennessee. No, not for the football or pumpkin spice, but for the changes brought on through God’s design—cooler temperature.... Read More

Opinion: Back to School

Aug 08, 2022 at 11:42 am by cghattas

While our year is marked by seasons, there are other events besides those found in nature that lead us to change course and look ahead. August is marked for us in the ‘B.... Read More

Opinion: What America Means to Me

Jul 03, 2022 at 03:58 pm by cghattas

Writing on the weekend of our upcoming Independence Day, I popped a CD in as I worked around the house. It is one that belonged to my late father, whose birthday would have be.... Read More

Opinion: We Need Fathers

Jun 06, 2022 at 01:35 pm by cghattas

As Father’s Day draws near, many of us are reflecting on those we call Dad on this earth. For some, that is a wonderful thought, while others may find it distressing. At.... Read More

Summer on Main Street

May 16, 2022 at 01:12 pm by cghattas

Warm weather and school holidays remind me of my childhood years at 407 East Main Street. Like many children of that day and the present, both my parents worked outside the ho.... Read More

A Mother's Legacy

May 04, 2022 at 09:45 am by cghattas

  With Mother’s Day approaching, my thoughts go to my mother. Helen Roberts Brown was born in Wilson County in 1930. She’s been gone from us since January 19.... Read More

Easter Finery

Apr 06, 2022 at 10:00 am by cghattas

Seeing spring dresses during a recent shopping trip reminded me that Easter is near. Growing up the youngest of five on East Main Street, there were two times of the year when.... Read More

Skipping Down East Main

Mar 08, 2022 at 05:52 am by cghattas

Idyllic childhoods are few and far between. I claim mine, not because of wealth, status, or pedigree, but because I was raised by godly parents in an old house on East Main St.... Read More

A Life in Exile: A World Gone Mad

Mar 01, 2022 at 06:23 am by cghattas

I’m going to start with a quote from G. K. Chesterton: The modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have b.... Read More

A Life in Exile: Meanwhile…We suffer

Feb 15, 2022 at 06:18 am by cghattas

Fiddler on the Roof was our favorite movie, and Yente, the matchmaker, had one of the best lines as they were all leaving their homes for a life in exile: "Maybe next time, G.... Read More

Pity Party

Feb 09, 2022 at 06:03 am by cghattas

I have a confession to make. I don’t always act my age. In fact, I can be downright childish. It’s pitiful, I know, and I’ve had to confess my sin to the Lor.... Read More