Letters To Tom/ Part 9

Dear Tom,

 

I am in Fayetteville, Arkansas to give an address and do a book signing. Fayetteville was my home for eight years when I went to college and law school. Wonderful years and tremendous times and friends. The area has changed quite a bit as Wal Mart has taken over the economy, along with other companies like Tyson and J.B. Hunt. Thomas Wolfe wrote we can’t go home again, but I have never felt that way about Arkansas, whether it be LR or Fayetteville. Maybe because these places and the friends who live here are so much of who I am. I think Wolfe was perhaps saying that not so much because the home had changed, but the individual who has gone away has changed. Razorback red flows through my veins and I think George has taken to it as well.

 

The same is true with our relationship to God. We may think we have moved away from God, abandoned him to a remote part of our world, but he always welcomes us home no matter how far we have gone, much like the father of the Prodigal Son. We may have thought we changed, needed him no longer, gotten smarter and independent, but in truth his spirit is part of every cell and neuron in our body. He is right there with us at all times.

 

Your friend. Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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