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Farewell
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday Once upon a time, I lived on a farm in the mountains of western North Carolina. I had a garden...of sorts. ...

Hearts of Stone
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday room of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission burst open. The parents of Amy Biehl walk in, surrounded by reporters, micr ...

With the Eyes of Christ
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 4:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday "From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view....This is from God, who...has given us the mini ...

Look to the Children
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 8:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and ...

A Hopeful Slice of History
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday Four water cannons. Two vicious dogs. Six armored personnel carriers. A score of police. ...

Wounds and Blessings
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 5:52am | Type: Magazine Article

in the '70s during the Cold War; many had been active in the '60s in the civil rights struggle. Those ...

A Circle of Faith
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday I live encircled by an eruv—though for weeks it was invisible to my eyes. I would not have known what I was seeing, had I ...

A Pretty Pass
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 5:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday Wesley Woods is a United Methodist retirement high-rise in my Atlanta neighborhood. Wesley Wood ...

A Combustible Mix
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It feels "normal" again in Atlanta, whatever that means. It feels "normal" ...

Hate Radio
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 8:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. I ...

Olympic Meddle
Originally Posted: 06/24/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. I ...

A Gift of Painful Honesty
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday She lays her smooth head in her mother's lap. Then she folds her long leg-long for a 9-year-old-under herself, hiding ...

A Delicate Balance
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday I did not expect a great blue heron to visit my neighborhood in northeast Atlanta. I did not ...

All of Us Are Sinners
Originally Posted: 06/24/2014 - 8:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday On May 12, 1982, Thony Green woke about dawn to put on the coffee at the Open Door Community in Atlanta. ...

Touchstones of Remembrance
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday "Can we make this a ritual?" my then-9-year-old niece asked me. "Can we make th ...

Finding a Way Out of the Brokenness
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday The assistant district attorney cleared the courtroom, while two sheriff's deputies searched the defendant. He was kn ...

Grace Like a Balm
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday Anne Morrison Welsh remembers every detail of that day 30 years ago. Anne Morrison Welsh remem ...

A Celebration of Friendship
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday 'Yesterday, it was like fire on glass," says Mary Etta of the sunrise we missed. We had missed them all. ...

The Adventures of Robo-Bambi
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday There are many callings. Some people teach. Some people write. Some people sing operas, and some train dogs. ...

A Journey With Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday We started at the beginning, with Eve. We started at the beginning, with Eve. As the music of ...

Crimes and Obsessions
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday I’m not sure why I turned on the television that Friday night. Mountains stand between me and most airwaves, and my old TV ...

The Nature of Things
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday My dog is a practitioner of nonviolent resistance. I know you don’t believe this, so I will explain. ...

Small Reaches for Hope
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday I will never forget those faces. Wide-eyed. Frightened. I will never forget those faces. Wide-e ...

With Wide-Eyed Wonder
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday We gathered in the courtyard outside the First United Methodist Church in Brevard, North Carolina, just about dusk on Good ...

Dream On
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday Dreams are the language of God, I’m told. If that’s the case, God has some wild ways of communicating. ...

Windswept Grace
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

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Living History In Our Midst
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday As we prepare once more to commemorate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and to celebrate Black History Month, I am grat ...

Saints and Goblins
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 9:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday A full moon. A plunge in temperature. Transylvania County, North Carolina. Conditions were just right for Halloween... ...