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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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“The Storms are on the Ocean” as a Metaphor for Homesickness

The iconic Carter Family of Country Music origins (A. P., Sarah, and “Mother” Maybelle) were known for their classic songs. “The Storms are on the Ocean” is one of them. I have been dabbling in autoharp playing for a while … Continue reading

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Remembering Kallie

Kallie was born in Greene County, Tennessee, around the 3rd day of December, 2002.  She was part of a litter of four pups that lived to adulthood.  Her original family put an ad in a trading post paper and my … Continue reading

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Dancing On One Leg

My son doesn’t belong to me.  He was born into another family and came to our family about six and a half years ago as we became his foster parents.  Without saying too much, let me just say, he came … Continue reading

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A New Place, a New Life: Starting Over on our Journey Through Childlessness

As my wife and I settled into our new home in Jonesborough, Tennessee, we began to feel better about our lives.  This new church offered us a type of hospitality we had not received before.  They didn’t know they were … Continue reading

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Red and White Carnations

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I am remembering the tradition in my home church in the West Carter’s Valley section of north Kingsport, Tennessee, of wearing a red carnation if your mother is living, and a white one if she … Continue reading

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A Maundy Thursday in the Coal Fields

Coal miners don’t have time for theory.  They want to know the facts, and they want to know them as plain as you can make them.  Under the ground you depend for your life on facts that will help you … Continue reading

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