All American all the time

All American all the time

THROUGH THE years, I’ve seen this location under many identities, but my all-time favorite is Penalties Sports Bar and Grill. This isn’t your average sports bar, so don’t let the name fool you. I remember my first visit — a rainy Saturday with the Vols playing against...
Wine tasting on the square

Wine tasting on the square

SHELBYVILLE’S DOWNTOWN Wine Walk has become a fan-favorite event in Bedford County during the winter holiday season. At the event, attendees can sample and taste wines from local wineries and beyond, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or simply enjoy the magical...
More than books and Bibles

More than books and Bibles

FOR 14 years, he smiled back at customers from behind the meat coolers at Dial’s Supermarket, happy in his work there until the day he believes the Lord dropped the dream of a Christian bookstore into his heart. He still loved the customers but was discontent with his...
Tis the season

Tis the season

ALL I want for Christmas iiiiiiis…yoooooOOooooOOoouuuUUUuuu.” Can you hear it already? It’s that time of year once again. A time of year when a heated blanket feels like a hug. Every inch of the warmth feels like therapy from head to toe. Marshmallows swirl in the...