Monday, October 7, 2013
In the early 1990's, Mister and I moved to Tennessee. We lived there for about 3 months. We had packed up all of our belongings and wanted to try a new life in the south. At the time, we had four children. The youngest was only a few months old. It was an incredible adventure!
The landscape in rural Tennessee is breathtaking. The churches are lovely and inspiring! We went to Dollywood and Cades Cove. We looked at land for sale and mobile homes. We were renting a little house in a suburban Knoxville community. But we loved our little trips to the country and to see the "sights."
Last night I was delighted to see "Christy" on INSP television. Mister and I watched several episodes, late into the night. Christy is part of a missionary team who minister to the people in a rural mountain community. There is a school and a church, but no businesses and no stores. The scenery in the program is peaceful and makes one long for a rural, old time, country life.
There are so many incredible lessons to glean from "Christy." The families were poor but had great pride and would not take charity. They wanted to work for all they had. The menfolk were the providers. The mission house dealt with all kinds of failure and terrible situations, but they kept going. They endured it and prayed and had faith in God. They didn't give up on the people they were put there to minister to. The missionaries were not perfect and made that very clear to each other. I love that!
I noticed last night that the entire series of Christy is available on DVD, for a very low price. I hope to get a set when I have a little extra money. I would love to have it for the lessons and the peacefulness. I would also love it for the memories of living in a place that, sometimes, I wish I never left.
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