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Before beginning Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco I knew it would not be an easy read. Blanco’s incredible memoir of her childhood and teenage years as a victim of bullying recounts how it felt to be the outcast as well as the physical and emotional effects she experienced. While I experienced minor […]

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Living in central Alabama you have to be a hermit to not know who Rick and Bubba are. I was in college at Jacksonville State University, Rick and Bubba’s alma mater, when the Rick and Bubba show began in Gadsden, Alabama just a half hour drive from JSU. I can remember mornings driving to class […]

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“How can we come into that Presence and not be changed?” These words from the introduction to Reflections of a Prodigal: 40 Days of Renewal by Scott Garrison strike me. I guess because while my own faith journey is very different from his own I’ve said the same in recent months. Scott is a friend […]

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Being a reader I of course have a favorite book which I’m sure is also the favorite book of many other readers. So what is your favorite classic book? Mine? To Kill a Mockingbird The author Harper Lee has always fascinated me. Mainly why she never wrote another book. After reading Wade on Birmingham this weekend there […]

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I first discovered the blog of Rachel Held Evans last year through her agent’s blog. The title of her debut book, Evolving in Monkey Town, caught my attention. It takes courage to admit here in the south that you have doubts where the Christian faith is concerned. Where voting Democratic makes others question your eternal salvation it can mean […]

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