making things work

Our family is blessed to live in a wonderful town that mixes an appreciation for its history with a vision for future possibilities.

Franklin, Tennessee’s downtown area is known for being a model Main Street that has preserved its past well.

Yet we also have a regional mall, countless thriving businesses, and several corporate headquarters.

And there are still many areas that retain their rural roots, even close to town.

So it is no wonder that our county is one of the fastest growing places in the country.  Everyone wants to live in a place like this!

Today I had a glimpse of another part of Franklin. A very good part. I had to take my car in for some repairs, and as I traveled to the body shop right after dawn this the morning, I saw evidence of what keeps this city going.  Traveling down those back streets I saw the real pulse of this place – a  wide variety of shops and warehouses that provide services for residential and commercial users. People up and going early, preparing for a busy day. Ready to do what needs to be done to make sure things are functioning as they should. And also making progress towards the future.

I remain so thankful that they are here, and working hard at making things perform as they should. But sadly, many of these employees can’t afford to live here. This amazing community has priced them right out of the housing market. What a shame.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you… Matthew 7:12

 

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