KnoxPriest Posts

Joy in Lent. Sadness on Easter. Doubt in Advent. Grief on Christmas Day. If you observe the Christian year, you will eventually experience a contradiction between the seasons of the church year and the seasons of your heart. The law of averages wins out. Life is too uncertain to be fully synchronized with the seasonal themes of each Christian season. In fact, it’s probable that at least one liturgical season each year will contrast your…

I’ve discovered the best coffee shop in West Knoxville:  Mojoe’s Trailside Coffee.  I can’t handle the Starbucks near my house.  It’s too small, always crowded, and not an ounce of Knoxville originality.  So I was relieved when I recently discovered a locally-owned coffee shop just down the street from West High School.  When I arrived there this afternoon I had the place to myself, excepting the owner who occupied a table across the room, complete…

Last September, my wife, Emily, and I moved into a new home in which we inherited the gift of threetowering maples in our backyard.  Still unpacking, we noticed the signs of autumn already coming to the backyard within a the first few weeks in our new home.   A cold front and a few rainy days and all the sudden emerald greens have become blazing reds.  The change always seems to come so quickly. Here in East Tennessee…