Andrew Taylor-Troutman is the poet pastor of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the author of Gently Between the Words: Essays and Poems.

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A Spill for My Southern Grandma

by Andrew Taylor-Troutman 09-09-2019

On the Sunday Gran died, I baptized a little girl sixteen months old. And I was grateful for the unending grace that knows neither limit of time nor space. And, as the water spilled down her rosy cheeks, I remembered how Gran held my firstborn, how Gran held me when I was a child, how I held Gran’s hand for the last time, just a few days before.