Tuck’s Blog

On Being Gracious

I’m in no shape to operate heavy equipment (like a keyboard) this morning after sitting up watching Alabama somehow coming back to beat Georgia for the national championship. I was pulling for the Tide, which is totally unusual; I usually pull for the rebels when the Empire strikes back!  But there was an interesting lesson…

The Called Together

Years ago, a singing group from Freed-Hardeman offered to do a free concert for us. Great!  The only problem was they did both an a cappella religious program and a Top-40 secular (a.k.a. “rock-n-roll”) program, WHERE we going to have the concert?  We couldn’t just have it in the church building.  You can’t “rock out”…

The Smoke Test

Dad made a  living selling and repairing typewriters and adding machines.  Some may need a minute to google “typewriters” and “adding machines,” but trust me, such beasts did exist.  At first, these were all manual machines, operated by only gears, levers and springs.  But it wasn’t long until someone got the bright idea to add…

Then Who Am I Better Than?

In his book The Seven Deadly Virtues, Gerald Mann tells the story preaching on the subject of racism at a time when that was not generally done in white, southern churches by white southern preachers… at least not by those interested in remaining employed. Following the sermon, he was cornered by one of his deacons…