I’ll Fly Away was my granddaddy’s favorite song. He learned to read music, but didn’t play any instrument. Granddad sang bass and Grandmother Hightower sang the melody and played the guitar. Grandmother and Mom put me in front of the church when I was 5 years old to sing “I’ve […]
Words have always gotten me into trouble. Like the time I told my mom to shut up when I was 15 years old. That was a bad mistake, one I paid dearly for. Till this day, shut up is almost as bad as a cuss word in my home. […]
The phone rang and a voice said, “Are you Lavon Hightower?” This was the beginning of a renewed friendship. Not long after that, our 40-year high school reunion took place and some of us reestablished our friendships. Before that, those of us who lived here in Vinita were friends, in […]
The position of your heart is more important than the position of your body during prayer.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to simplify. Lately I have been trying really hard to get rid of stuff. It is an ongoing battle, a struggle to keep what is necessary and let go of things that I don’t need, I don’t love, don’t fit, that don’t make me smile […]