Tag Archives: Holston

Places I’ve Lived: North Tazewell, Virginia

After my wife and I married in 1992, we worked to build up the churches where I was at that time, Belfast and Midway UMC near Cedar Bluff, Virginia.  Around the end of 1993 I began to sense that it … Continue reading

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Places I’ve Lived: Paint Lick, VA

Back in 1989 I was appointed to the  Belfast-Midway Charge in the Tazewell District of the Holston Conference.  My first appointment out of seminary, it was my first charge as a pastor, and I was given the reigns of two … Continue reading

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The State of Franklin: Freedom’s Frontier

I was born within the environs of what historians call the “Lost State of Franklin.”  This fleeting governmental boundary was composed of lands lying to the west of present day North Carolina, in the valleys of the great western waters … Continue reading

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Robert Sayers Sheffey, Mountain Preacher and Man of Prayer

You can’t count the angels I see right now. And there’s your mother among ’em. I can’t stay here any longer. You come on! Continue reading

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And Are We Yet Alive?

At the end of an unusually long-seeming winter (it began snowing on Halloween and didn’t much let up) we are finally getting some springtime.  It’s good springtime too.  Grass has slowly grown greener, leaves are popping out on the trees, … Continue reading

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