The Heart of the Andes

  “The Heart of the Andes” is one of America’s great treasures in oil, extolling God’s creation and putting the wonder of His world on full display at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The artist, Frederic Edwin Church, was a Christian who wanted to show people the wonders of all God had made on […]

Hello, Nixon, My Old Friend

  Yesterday I spent a pleasant  afternoon visiting the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, dredging up old memories of 1969 (when I was a senior in high school) to 1974 (when I graduated college). Those were the five years of his presidency. If your opinion of Richard Nixon is dim, just consider this. He was a brilliant, self-made […]

My Favorite Smoky Mountain Artist

  My friend Jane Greenway once told me that oil paintings are restful to the eyes. Maybe my eyes needed a lot of rest, because since then I’ve become a great fan of oils and watercolors. Last weekend, Richard Ensing came to some meetings I held in Pigeon Forge, and afterward he invited Grace and […]

Radnor Lake

  Grandson Elijah and I finally resumed the process of hiking our way through the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Nashville. Today, October 22, 2016, was a gorgeous cloudless fall day, and we hiked the Ganier Ridge Loop, with elevations about as high as one can find in the Nashville region — accord […]