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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Seaman’s Bethel

You’ll find many churches in New Bedford, Massachusetts, but you’ll have to look far and wide to find one with a history quite like this…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

A Ship Called Dartmouth

The ship’s name was the Dartmouth.  When it took a cargo of whale oil to England no one perhaps thought much of it.  However, what…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

How Things Change

Did you ever leave home for a while, then return and find that lots had changed?  That was commonplace in this town.  Men would head…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

A Nantucket Sleigh Ride

It’s called a Nantucket sleigh ride.  Sounds like a nice winter ride, but it’s actually far from a peaceful dash through the snow.  For the…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

A Cash Crop Not Grown in Soil

If you made good revenue from a field you might call it your “cash crop.” Here the cash crop doesn’t grow in the soil, but…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

The Postville Courthouse

Americans regard him as one of their most beloved presidents…a man that pulled a nation together as civil war tore it apart.  When you look…

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Posted in American Countryside international

Going Inside Petra

If you were ever fascinated in the adventures of Harrison Ford playing Indiana Jones, then you have definitely seen this place.  It was the supposed…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Place for Anyone to Swim

It’s estimated that about 40% of American do not know how to swim.  Today I’ll take you to a place perfect for those non-swimmers, for…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Christian Named Osama

Today we interview a gentlemen named Osama.  He laughs because that name may bring certain images to mind for an American.  However this Osama is…

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A Peaceful Part of the Middle East

The country of Jordan is bordered by Syria on the north and Iraq on the east.  Despite the unrest in those countries, Jordan has remained…

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Posted in American Countryside international

The Site of Jesus’ Crucifixion

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher contains the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.  Several denominations have a presence in this church, each claiming…

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Posted in American Countryside international

On The Streets of Jerusalem

Holy Week is a time when Christians reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ.  The events of Easter week come to life on the…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Peaceful Scene in the Middle East

Most people would consider the country of Syria to be a dangerous place right now.  However, here, along this country’s border with Syria, the scene…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Inside the Earth Lodge

It this country…the U.S. Capitol is the place where laws are made…but 1000 years ago…it was perhaps this earth lodge where the most important decisions…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Unique Mounds and Lodges

Most of what we know about this group of people comes from the mounds they built all across the U.S.  In the state of Georgia…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

An Unexpected Boom

Just south of Interstate 70 in southeast Illinois, you may begin to see some unusual sights popping up and down in corn and soybean fields. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

More Profitable Than Farmland

There was a time when the farmers of southeastern Illinois found something far more profitable on their land than corn or livestock.  In fact, the…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

A Busy Chocolate Shop

What is the busiest time of year for a chocolate shop?  You can probably guess a couple of holidays will be at the top of…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

An Unexpected Business

It is perhaps an unexpected business to find on the streets of Hico, Texas.  It is a place some might find in a metropolitan area…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

From 4-H Project to Unexpected Business

It all began with a 4-h project in a rural area about an hour outside of Texas.  Fast forward about two decades and some of…

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