Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Lee Eric Smith

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Eight reasons you should start gardening now!

In the spirit of honesty, I should point out here at the very top of this column that I’m one of those people that believes EVERYONE should be growing food in their yards – coronavirus or not. To me, there is simply no more...

Coronavirus makes caring for mom with dementia even more challenging

As an 82-year-old retired school teacher with dementia, Ruth Jane Davis clearly falls into the “at-risk” category for the coronavirus. As a 56-year-old caregiver with diabetes and asthma, so does her daughter and primary caregiver Judy Elaine Davis. “I was telling people before we closed, laughing,...

I went to church yesterday. Here’s what happened.

I went to church yesterday. As in, I walked into an actual sanctuary, sat down in an actual pew, and . . . y'know, church. Despite Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requesting churches suspend their services. Despite having covered a webinar in...

ACTS OF FAITH: Spiritual leaders wrestle how to deal with COVID-19

Can’t go to work. Can’t go to a Grizzlies game or concert. Can’t go to a movie. Can’t even go to a library or museum. Those would all be places where we could escape from the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic – to at least...

LIVE NOW: Memphis clergy and spiritual leaders strategizing response to COVID 19

Earlier today, I got word of several clergy and spiritual leaders in Memphis convening for a webinar to discuss how to deal with the coronavirus in Memphis: As COVID-19 makes its presence known throughout the US, Church Health continues to be an organization that cares...

Daycare and parenting in the age of COVID-19

I was not exactly surprised last Thursday when I got a text message from my son's daycare saying they'd be closed on Friday. It's not even been a full week, but the avalanche of closings – at that time, most notably the suspension of...

For many, worship goes online in face of coronavirus crisis

Last week, I attended the very first service at Pursuit of God's new facility on North Watkins in Frayser. Nearly 600 people attended, and the place was rocking with spirit. I have no idea how many people were there yesterday (March 15), because I didn't...

A good garden starts with good soil

To me, the beautiful thing about planting seeds is that in the presence of the proper conditions – good light, good seed, good soil and good water – literally anyone can succeed. At the risk of stating the obvious, the health of your soil will...

Last night In the NBA: Thoughts on the abrupt end of the NBA season because of coronavirus pandemic

Earlier on Wednesday, I'd spoken on both WLOK and Sports56 about how the NBA was responding to the coronavirus threat. I'd spoken about my GritGrindGrizz column of the week, which explored the question of whether Tuesday's Grizzlies' game was the last of the season...

Feeling the Love at Pursuit of God’s new Frayser campus

Last Sunday was not my first time attending service at Pursuit of God in Frayser. Nor was it my first time attending services at 3759 N. Watkins, the former Bellevue Baptist Church. The few times I went to Bellevue-Frayser, the crowds were sparse and on...