Monday, November 24th, 2014


I was touched the other day, unexpectedly, while I was numbing out watching the Food Channel.  Trisha Yearwood,the country music star, 
was cooking Thanksgiving dishes.  She’s easy to watch and  seems generous and real on her show. I like her. 

Anyway, at the end of her show, she gathered with her family, many of whom are musical as well, to sing with several people playing guitar too.
The song they chose was, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”.  I loved everything about the moment. The ease and habit of this family singing this old sweet hymn together touched me. They were not over thinking their faith or their political correctness. They were singing a song they all knew together in their very sinew. They would shake off my over-thinking religious and spiritual search.

I loved warming my hands around that surety, that simplicity. And it was wholesome and humble. Not a big deal. Nice. Very nice. No fuss belief. 


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