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A Song of Unity from Long Ago

A man was enjoying the freedom found in the wilderness of the young nation of America. He was living any way he wanted to, not having a moral compass, but doing what he wanted, when he wanted, regardless of any … Continue reading

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A List of Things I’m Thankful for

This week there’s been plenty of attention on shoppers getting carried away with bargains that went into effect on Thanksgiving Day.  Someone stabbed someone over a parking place right here in Tazewell County, Virginia about thirty minutes away from my … Continue reading

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Remembering Vacation Bible School in the ’60s and ’70s

It wasn’t long after the new church in Morrison City opened up that we held our Vacation Bible School in it.  We normally had a couple dozen children from birth through high school in our Sunday School, and Vacation Bible … Continue reading

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Chief Logan’s Gift

The gift of Chief Logan to Patrick Porter (who was also my ancestor), is my Native American Heritage. Continue reading

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Street Preacher

I don’t remember his name.  It probably isn’t important that I do, so I’ll just tell the story about the man who drove the old, brown station wagon to the flea market up behind the Kingsport Speedway.  He was short, … Continue reading

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Mountain People are Survivors

Mary was someone I met in my first pastorate. I was told it was the preacher’s job to go and fetch her on Sunday mornings and take her to the church. Someone else would take her home, but I had … Continue reading

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