to the God who always rsvps …

    Each year, on this day, I want my soul friends.  I want to be in their house, as in days past, munching on something Drason has cooked up,  sharing a couch cushion with Sonya, watching old movies or laughing as our kids bang on tambourines and choreograph others sorts of mayhem.  ...

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counting to two …

  two years into   this story:   the pain is still real.   the loss is still felt.   the Lord is still good.   and this face?   is still remembered.   We grieve fresh with the Beasley family on this two-year milestone, and we renew our commitment to serve Banebow’s...

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there is still good …

photo credit here   the fourth digit on my left hand is ringed in a halo of white gold and diamonds  and i blush proud as the cashier at the grocery store names it the prettiest she has ever seen.   not one hour later, tears burn hot against the backs of my eyes, pricked fresh from the...

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feeling the burn

  two years old  and not knowing what curiosity did to that poor cat, i steadied myself against legs of ironing board and pulled hard on the cord of a sizzling iron, no doubt expecting to climb rope up to that funny table where my mama would sway her hips and hum, doing the pressing.  ...

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falling in love, again.

  you might be sitting across a table, exchanging nervous glances and thousand-watt grins, on your first excursion  back into dating after a hard break-up …   or maybe you’re having your fingers  bathed in puppy breath, staring into the begging eyes that peek through the cage at a local...

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welcome

  at long last, tears of joy.   a tiny new one whose name was chosen because it means “my joy is found.” welcome to the world:   Bayo Shalom Drake Beasley born June 22, 2011 at 12:32 am 8 pounds, 6 ounces of pure muscle 20 inches loved   a sweet baby boy, wrinkled and sleepy,...

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the post where i just say it. out loud.

photo credit here   i’m a wannabe writer.   i let Flannery O’ Connor short stories wash over me, attention wrapt to audiobook while i scrub dishes in the sink.   i keep C.S. Lewis on the bedside table, in the very same place (and for much the same purpose, figuratively speaking)...

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a bird’s eye view

photo credit here   there are places we can’t go – with our friends.   try as we may, empathic as we may be, there are footprints that can only be tread by the soul wearing the soles.   last week, on a day of blinding sun and spring breeze, a day when i could feel  the pulse of new...

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Happy Birthday

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday sweet Bane … “my Jesus, come quickly.” these words, poured from broken hearts on a hard day. grief catches in throat, stops breath, looms hard on the road ahead … but God. His word is true — even in this....

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2021 Banebow 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Montgomery Bell State Park:1020 Jackson Hill Road Burns, TN

Online registration for this event will close October 13, 2021.

*To receive a race t-shirt, participants MUST register online prior to September 28, 2021*

We are looking for sponsors for our 5K – business or personal. If you are interested in sponsoring this special event, please email us at banebow5k@gmail.com. Deadline to sponsor our 2021 5K is September 21, 2021.