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On Sacred Ground

Today I walked on sacred ground.

I do that more often than one might think, but I find sacred ground in some of the oddest places–once I stop and really consider where I am. 1,144 more words

Encourage a Mama, Hug a Child

It’s here again. The flipping of the calendar pages and it rolls around again.

When I was little, Mother’s Day was about making homemade cards, writing poems that rhymed, and making some kind of special food for my Mama.  1,258 more words

Heroes of Hope and Healing

By Karen Spears Zacharias

Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. 1,152 more words

Vietnam War, Vietnam Veteran, Education, Lessons Of War, Vietnam, Veterans, History

Review: Mother of Rain

After her mother passes away, Maizee is sent to live with her childless aunt and uncle in Christian Bend.  They love her as if she were their own child, but that doesn’t keep Maizee’s inner demons from tormenting her.  223 more words

Books

Whom Do You Need to Kick Out?

Y’all.  Yesterday was a moment in time I will replay over and over in my mind.

Banjo music.

I was done for.  I sat with my toe tapping and my heart singing.  1,156 more words

The Appalachian Book Tour

Attention Book Lovers!

Conversations With Mountain Women Book Tour

The Conversations with Mountain Women Book Tour is underway!  Ann Hite and Karen Spears Zacharias are traveling together in this wonderful presentation. 227 more words

Writing

On my Bedside Table

I was inspired by the book I was given yesterday to get my reading act together.  As we wind down our “official learning” school year, and shift into mostly reading, I thought I’d get my “wish list of reading” put together for summer. 1,807 more words