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The Blessing of Herbs

“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground–everything that has the breath of life in it–I give every green plant for food.” And it … Continue reading

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Garden Spot

This time of year the home folks always used to put their gardens out.  The soil would be warming up after a long winter, and usually after we gassed the tobacco seed beds, we would get the plow and disc … Continue reading

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Toward an Appalachian Christian Spirituality, part Two: The Land is God’s Gift

Appalachians know that God has blessed them.  Land is the gift.  This particular land.  A refuge from a wider, unfamiliar world.  Here geography is divided into hollows and hill tops.  Ridges and mountains define the boundary between earth and sky. … Continue reading

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