Author Archives: Taryn Hutchison

Accepting the Rain

June 5, 2018

For 19 days in a row, it rained. Daily. I’ve been over it for about 18 days. But now, the sun is smiling and the humidity is low, so I can write about accepting the less than desirable days. My metaphorical rainy season is also tapering off. Three months after Steve’s surgery in a snowstorm […]

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What if Your Church Vanished?

May 17, 2018

The following article, What if your Church Vanished?, was published in my local paper, The News Herald, on April 27. Hundreds of churches are sprinkled across Burke County’s towns and tucked away in its back roads. With all sizes and denominations, there’s something for everyone who’s interested. My church is about to break ground on […]

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When Life Interrupts Your Plans

April 26, 2018

Life is full of interruptions. Every day, you have small, nagging distractions that interfere with whatever you intend to do. It may not be anything major, and it may be short-lived. But these interruptions are constant. And irritating. People who are demanding. Things that waste your time. Machines that break down. You can’t stop these […]

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Parallel Stories to the Central Story

March 27, 2018

This Easter week, you’ve probably reflected on the most central story of Christianity: Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead. A few parallel stories, some of my favorites in the Bible, highlight this larger one. Sometimes I forget how close in timing and proximity they are to the main action.  These secondary […]

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Take Care as You Give Care

March 19, 2018

I spent my Spring Break week off work in a hospital room in a city an hour away. No, not as a patient. I didn’t experience any excruciating physical pain but I suffered the emotional stress of waiting and watching someone I love hurt. No question that the patient has the harder role, and I […]

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