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Guiding By Grace

By Elizabeth James

Rob Lawson grew up in Whitley County, outside of Corbin, Ky., surrounded by poverty everywhere he looked. He remembers each detail all too vividly: “I went to school each day with kids who lived in substandard housing, and I saw many of them wearing shoes that were so small their toes poked out of the front.” Rob saw children his age and younger go all winter long without a coat to keep warm, and many of those children even missed meals. 883 more words

Christian Appalachian Project

Appalachian Thursday--The day Mole Hill became Mountain

Here’s another nifty tidbit of West Virginia history that may or may not ever make it into a novel. It’s surely a good story, though! 355 more words


How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

I love being out in the woods, or even outside.  I take Grace O’Malley daily to the lake for a swim unless it’s raining, and it’s a magical thing floating around out there, usually alone, it feels like everything from the day is washed away.   227 more words



Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring…hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. 345 more words

Coal Miners

NC Congressman Files Measure to Remove Boehner as Speaker

– 28 July 2015 –


Via Fox News:

In a move unprecedented in the history of the House of Representatives, a Republican lawmaker filed a motion Tuesday to remove House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from his post, in another sign of dissatisfaction with Boehner’s leadership by a number of House conservatives.

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Forest Bridge

Captured on the hike on the AT from Hampton, TN to Laurel Falls, across Laurel Fork on one of several crossings. So peaceful in the morning!