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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Country Road... take me home.

You know, it is not everyday that someone asks me to do a funeral for one of their loved ones. Today was a special day. A wonderful family in my church asked me to do the funeral for their grandmother, a woman they loved dearly. I was honored to be asked to do this. As I found out more about the day, I realized we would be going to "my neck of the woods" near Greenville, Alabama. As I left the suburban area of Prattville following my close friends, I soon realized we were getting close to the middle of nowhere.
The middle of nowhere is a wonderful place, regardless of where it might be. My family is from the middle of nowhere, a small farm called Pine Flat halfway between Greenville and Camden, Alabama. This middle of nowhere looked very similar to my middle of nowhere...and it warmed my heart. Following the service, lunch was provided by a wonderful group of ladies in the fellowship hall of a small Church of Christ. Deviled eggs, meatloaf, ham, casseroles, green beans, lima beans, cornbread, potato salad, mashed potatoes, and did I mention deviled eggs filled the room. It was a wonderful time of fellowship, togetherness, and remembrance. Thanks be to God.

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