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The Melody of the Mulberries

Book excerpt: This sequel to The Whispering of the Willows is set in the late 1920s’ Appalachia. Appalachian life is filled with beauty and struggle. My mother,

The Melody of the Mulberries

Book excerpt: This sequel to The Whispering of the Willows is set in the late 1920s’ Appalachia. Appalachian life is filled with beauty and struggle. My mother,

My First Christians

I was thinking the other day about this scenario: What if you had never met any Christians, and had never attended a Christian church? Let’s

Ashlynn Bailey

New Eyes to See

My friend Bruce saw his first pornographic image at the age of eight. He was at a neighbor’s house, and his friend, who was a

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