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Like a chicken with its head cut off…

  WHAT’S COME OVER YOU, GREG? “You’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You were so sluggish while you were ill that we’d almost forgotten you could move this fast. So what’s up?” “Here’s the deal. Eight months ago the doctors told my wife I had only a few hours to … Continue reading »

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The Hermitage: Andrew Jackson’s home…

MAY 12, 2015                                      NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE ANDREW JACKSON. No one could possibly have imagined the story that would become Andrew Jackson’s life. Orphan, General, President and Legend…Andrew Jackson holds a prominent place in America’s history. I knew some history about Jackson’s achievements as a General and U.S. President, but I didn’t know a thing about his … Continue reading »

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Our new friend Bethany…what an inspiration!

HER STORY. Born in rural eastern Tennessee, raped, pregnant and addicted to drugs by the time she was 14 years old, incarcerated a few years later after a conviction for selling drugs, one would have guessed that she’d pretty well run her course…that any kind of meaningful life was beyond her reach. Well, one would … Continue reading »

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More of Nashville’s landmarks…

MAY 9, 2015 WE’RE BEING TOURISTS. As I mentioned a day or two ago, there is so much to see in Nashville that we’ve put on our best walking shoes and strapped on our cameras. We want to see as much as possible in the week we’ll be here. So, in order to get a … Continue reading »

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Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry…

MAY 8, 2015 COUNTRY’S MOST FAMOUS STAGE. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music live stage concert and the longest-running radio broadcast in history. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and … Continue reading »

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Nashville, Tennessee…

MAY 8, 2015 WE’RE HERE! We’ve arrived in Nashville, Tennessee…the heart and soul of the country music industry. Located in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, Nashville is the state capital as well as the city of Andrew Jackson. It combines the grace and warmth of the Old South with the economic vitality of today’s … Continue reading »

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