Time to Weed & Feed?

By Brett Cafferty My dad was a yard guy, spending countless hours outside with a shovel, a rake, and a wheelbarrow. He took great pride and joy in the work as well as the outcome. Years ago, when we bought a house with a big yard, I came to realize I did not get that...

You Were Made for More!

By Dr. Jim Bailey Do you ever get frustrated, discouraged, or even depressed because you have a deep sense, a gnawing in your heart or gut, that you were made for more? I do. I recently read a great book, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, and only five pages in the...

Is Everyone Really Moving to Tennessee?

By Brett Cafferty Ongoing conversations about rising home prices, the boom of new home construction, scarcity of inventory, and our own thoughts of “should I stay?” in our older home with a big yard or “should I go?” to something newer, smaller, easier to maintain...

An Experiment Gone Right

By Brett Cafferty When we took over Everything Knoxville in the fall of 2020, editor Kendra and designer Meredith thankfully agreed to stay on and trust us going forward. It’s been an education for us, likely a bit painful for them, and a positive lesson in how...

An Extra Measure of Grace

By Brett Cafferty “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” from a speech by Winston Churchill in 1940, warning the British people of the hardships to come in fighting WWII.  Did you know that small businesses (fewer than 500 employees)...

What Does True Leadership Look Like?

By John Smith I heard a sermon centered on the biblical account of the Apostles asking Jesus, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” There was a bit of competition, and each of these men were hoping to get this recognition; but Christ surprised them by...