Illuminating Gracie

THE FALLING OF A GIANT OAK – A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

My father went to be with his Lord and Savior one year ago today. I miss him more than I dreamed possible. His minister and close friend, Walter Albritton, wrote the following tribute in his column in the Opelika-Auburn News immediately following dad’s death. I thank Walter for allowing me to share this beautiful eulogy […]

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Photo Phobia

I guess I was around 31 years old when I stopped jumping in front of the camera every time someone yelled “Cheese!”  At 31, I had just given birth to my son, Temp, and I was struggling to shed the baby weight I had gained compliments of a fierce cheese ball/Ruffles potato chip craving. I […]

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Walk A Mile

You know, it seems to me that so many problems in today’s society could be solved by utilizing just one simple principle:  Walk a mile in their shoes.  More wars have been fought and blood shed in the name of religion than all other motivations combined.  Why is that? It makes no sense to me. […]

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Southern Grace

It’s never been a big dream of mine, to write the “Great American Novel.” Though my gift for gab translates fairly well to the written word, I have never been particularly taken with the idea of creating a piece of literature.  Not even as an angst-filled teen, did I pen a poem to reflect my […]

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