Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gentle Morning

It is hard not to marvel
at such things as this:
a half-moon full bright
and the light of stars
marking the heavens Continue reading

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A Hint of Autumn Comes to Doniphan County

The ridge beyond the ridge
barely shows in its darker tinge
against the fringe of smooth slate
that waits for the breaking of day Continue reading

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The Spoils of Grace

What a difference it makes in our willingness to share when we realize that everything that we have, we have by the grace and blessing of our Creator. Continue reading

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Beyond Survival

What strangers can’t see and even family members might not accurately perceive is the degree of determination. She would have fit right in with the pioneers who pushed their way through the Cumberland Gap a few generations ago. Continue reading

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Joy in the Mountains-Part II

The starter, not wanting to burden some fit, well-prepared young group, tells me, “Just find a team of three people your age and run with them.” Continue reading

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Fun in the Mountains-Part I

I just spent three days of the most enjoyable visit I can remember with three of my siblings and the spouses of two of them. The pleasure of the visit was not rooted in nostalgia nor was it focused on entertainment or tourism. Continue reading

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Mountaineer Mud Run

We are doing this to celebrate Freeda’s survival, to enjoy the blessings of family and to honor the memory of a man more inclined to deal with whatever life dished out rather than to sit around feeling sorry for himself. Continue reading

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