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December 21st, 2022

Helping Children Feel “Home” during the Holidays


When I first came to Crossnore, there were certain topics I wouldn’t talk about and questions I wouldn’t ask.…

April 14th, 2022

Focusing on Jesus


If you ask me to tell you about Easter when I was younger I would tell you all about…

December 16th, 2021

Present in our Communities


I miss standing around a tailgate on cold Christmas Eves with Hart men waiting for the heat of a…

September 29th, 2021

Sloop chapel with children out front playing

What It Means for Crossnore to be a Christian Organization


An old man once told me to never talk about religion or politics. He said they both are loaded…

April 1st, 2021

two hands holding the word hope

Beyond Rejection, There is Hope


Like a lot of kids these days, when I was a teen (way back when), I longed to be…

January 7th, 2021

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A Novel Idea


Every winter my wife Caroline and I try to have a getaway, just the two of us. Typically, we…

August 27th, 2020

boys walking up a dirt road on a farm

Confidence in the Way Back


Every Monday morning at 8:30, we have a time for prayer in the campus chapel. Most Mondays, the same…

March 19th, 2020

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Running to Hope


I ran away two times in my life. Once for a couple of hours, another time for a solid…

December 11th, 2019

houses in the snow

A Lasting Impression


Growing up southern meant many things. In the summer it meant you grew tomatoes and green beans and collards.…