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“The Painted Cross”

March 18, 2020in Blog0

February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020 “The Painted Cross” For several weeks, I drove by this painting.…
February 17, 2020 “The Painted Cross”

For several weeks, I drove by this painting. I would notice it especially when after it rained. The painter had used a glitter paint so that when the sun shone on it, you could see it glisten. Then, one day, I had to stop and snap a quick photo. I couldn’t go by it again without capturing it.

An old time hymn came to mind as I kept passing that rock by without photographing it. “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” was written by one of my favorite hymn writers, Fanny Crosby.

“Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by.”

Don’t let the Holy Spirit pass you by.

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February 17, 2020 “The Painted Cross”

For several weeks, I drove by this painting. I would notice it especially when after it rained. The painter had used a glitter paint so that when the sun shone on it, you could see it glisten. Then, one day, I had to stop and snap a quick photo. I couldn’t go by it again without capturing it.

An old time hymn came to mind as I kept passing that rock by without photographing it. “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior” was written by one of my favorite hymn writers, Fanny Crosby. “Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by.” Don’t let the Holy Spirit pass you by.

#paintedcross #glisteningrock #cross #rock #fannycrosby #passmenotogentlesavior #coal #coaltown #welch #mcdowellcounty #wv #appalachia #wordpressja

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The Journal’s First Page

December 4, 2017in Blog0

At times, beginning a new journal can be quite a daunting task.  At times, I ask myself, “Will this journal be a specific type or a catch all?”

When I started Journal Appalachia, I wasn’t sure what course this journal would take.

Living in the heart of Appalachia, I started taking photos of my home and posting them.  I then realized I was journaling my own version of Appalachia.  These photos depict what I see of the region and how I feel toward it.  These feelings are nothing short of dreams, hopes, realities, disappointments, and at times, anger.

Some may agree with my photos and posts while others may not.  We were all created with free will.  We will NEVER all agree on everything.  We weren’t meant to.

With that understanding, I hope you enjoy my journal.  Maybe you will be inspired to start your own.  We all see things with different perspectives.

No one else should write our story.  Our story is best known to us, the true Appalachians.

Be your own voice.

Journal your own vision.