Posted by mountainmelody On 10/30/2010 08:15:00 PM 0 comments
I'm in Atlanta with thousands of religion scholars. Yay....I think?

another old picture

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/27/2010 07:51:00 PM 0 comments

before and after

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/24/2010 03:07:00 PM 0 comments
Here's a picture of the property I live on now--in the late 1930s.

Here's a similar view today.

Check out the growth of the tree in the upper left corner, among other things.


Posted by mountainmelody On 10/22/2010 08:57:00 PM 0 comments
When I teach a class, I am never going to do anything to make any of my students feel like this.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
Posted by mountainmelody On 10/18/2010 10:19:00 AM 0 comments
Southern landscapes

happy fall!

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/16/2010 01:07:00 PM 0 comments


Posted by mountainmelody On 10/12/2010 08:03:00 PM 0 comments
96% of people in Birmingham describe themselves as Christians--the second highest of any US metropolitan area.

Birmingham has the highest rate of church attendance of any US city: 67%.

64% of people in Birmingham believe strongly in evangelism--the most of any US city.



Posted by mountainmelody On 10/10/2010 03:30:00 PM 1 comments
My blog seems to be getting boring. Facebook and Twitter are more fun, and I do a lot more there. So I changed my blog template, so you can at least have something new to look at. :)

"Lost in the South" clips from the Oxford American

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/10/2010 12:38:00 PM 0 comments



Posted by mountainmelody On 10/10/2010 11:25:00 AM 2 comments
God, you have given us enough to meet our needs
and those of our neighbors.
We confess that we value accumulation more than sharing,
and that we blame those who lack for their need,
never recognizing that you wish to provide for them through us.
Forgive us our overflowing storehouses
and unhealthy appetites.

a boring update

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/04/2010 08:51:00 PM 0 comments
Hmm, I'm still here...nothing too exciting. I've been working and studying for the class I will be teaching. This is MUCH better than studying stuff for my dissertation. You can talk to me in person for my reflections on that experience (if you catch me in the right mood).

Anyway, now I'm the professor...strange!

found in my yard

Posted by mountainmelody On 10/02/2010 05:54:00 PM 0 comments
I wish my power bill were only $8.63!
Posted by mountainmelody On 10/02/2010 10:29:00 AM 1 comments
living in a church