Talk About Sufferin’

There is an old Ricky Skaggs' song, Talk About Sufferin', that I have always found startlingly beautiful. The song itself is a prime example of mountain music:  A blend of vocal harmonies without musical accompaniment, and a simple, repetitive verse and chorus conducive to memorization in an oral culture. While driving down the road, I find myself... Continue Reading →

Lectio Divina and the Rhythm of Life

Life is hurried and we rush through it, buzzing from one activity and requirement to the next.  And all too often, along the way, something unpleasant gets tossed into the mix that stirs up our souls and causes us spiritual restlessness.  It's important that we make time in our lives for God to speak to... Continue Reading →

End of Watch

The world we live in is not the world we would like it to be.  Even on our happiest, most satisfying day, each of us could quickly rattle off a list of the things we would like to see change.  During my time in the Southern Coalfields the number one issue on most people's list... Continue Reading →

50 Days Out Loud

For forty days, we Christians journey through the time of Lent.  It is a time for reflection, penance, and self-denial.  We give up those things that spoil us, that cause us to act like entitled little brats, and we let ourselves be viewed through the lens of Jesus Christ... and if we're really being honest... Continue Reading →

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