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Reflections on Appalachia, Part One: Mountaineers are Always Free!

I am taken with the stories of the settlement of my home region in the early history of the United States.  The mountains became a home of hope for many who were getting away from something worse somewhere else.  Their … 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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