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 […]

Lincoln Land

  I’ve just finished Stephen Mansfield’s fascinating book, Lincoln’s Battle With God, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s painful but steady journey from probable atheism to probable Christianity. Just as I closed the last page, I left to speak at Child Evangelism Fellowship symposium in Peoria, and stayed to speak at Grace Presbyterian Church. That gave me the perfect […]