Doctor Elvyn "Doc" Davidson 1923-2010

Doctor Elvyn "Doc" Davidson 1923-2010

After Bob Dewine died at Easter, I was talking to his son-in-law about how sad it was to see many of the pillars of our church community growing older and leaving us.  I knew then that Doc Davidson had not been doing well, and I was dreading his loss.  I’m not...
Ascent into Hell

Ascent into Hell

It was with great relief that I walked into the air conditioned church this morning, but I remember when it wasn’t that way.  Summer at Immaculate Conception meant that the stained glass windows (now permanently closed and sealed with protective outer coverings)...

Private pain

 A WONDERFUL FACT to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that...

The boy can eat!

For years my oldest son, Jake, was a skinny fellow.  Last summer he grew.  And grew.  He spent most of his time eating and gained 40 lbs. It looks like all “training” paid off, as this afternoon he won the biscuit eating contest at the first annual...


I am extremely upset to hear the latest on the investigation into Henry Granju’s death.  I hope that the celebration of his life that his family has planned for tomorrow morning will not be overshadowed by this latest controversy.  Their already impossibly...

A mother's plea for justice

Nothing can make up to his family for the loss of Henry, of course.  But that doesn’t mean that they don’t want justice to be done.  News of his death finally hit the Knoxville paper this morning.  He was assaulted over a month ago.  Up till now I would...

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