Remembering 9-11 with Miss Lillian

Lillian

  Lillian revisiting her memories of Marjorie I stopped by to see my friend Lillian Champion in Pine Mountain today. Lillian told me how much she wished I could spend 9-11 with her. There’s a concert at Callaway Gardens in memory of her daughter. Marjorie was killed in the attack on the Pentagon. With unabashed [Read More...]

Celebrating Lillian

Hubert & Lillian Champion, Pine Mountain, Ga

  I’m writing this from a Starbucks in Columbus, Georgia. I made a very quick and very mysterious trip south. A secret mission of honor and happiness to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Lillian Champion. I met Lillian after she contacted me via email following the publication of some column about my father that [Read More...]

A Mother’s Reflections on 9/11

Jim Martin wrote a thoughtful post earlier this week asking what pastors ought to be preaching on 9/11. I suppose by now most pastors will already have solidified their sermons for Sunday morning. There is plenty to say about bravery and courage, about forgiveness and unity. Any of those would make a fitting sermon topic [Read More...]


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