Blog 278 for August 13, 2022





I really am a history buff. It all began with a teacher in high school. Ms. Williams planted seeds of interest in my m ind that inspired me to continue this fascinating journey in college. It was there that I chose to take history under Dr. Homer J. Adams. His teaching on American history was outstanding, dynamic, and exciting! All of my fellow students and I were captivated by the teaching of Dr. Adams on American history. He really made it come alive in my mind. It is so sad that modern-day students are denied the opportunity to take a historical journey on the history of our great nation because of political correctness. 


Homer J. Adams. 1921-2020

When Dr. Adams taught about the Wilderness Road that led through the Cumberland Gap, I never thought I would one day spend several months close to this incredible place. Bess and I visited this amazing slice of American history several times since our cabins were not far away. 


Spending time at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is very rewarding. It makes me feel like I am standing on the American Historic Holy Ground…and I really am! Standing 2,400 feet at the Gap’s pinnacle overlook, you clearly view three states. Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia are close by. If it is a day with bright sunshine and blue skies, then as a result, we could see for miles deep into these three states and the surrounding areas. 


No name is more associated with Cumberland Gap and the opening of the West than Daniel Boone.  He became renowned as a hunter and rifleman. In 1775 the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals secured a large portion of the Kentucky country from the Cherokee Indians. Boone and 30 men mark out the Wilderness Traderness from Long Island on the Holston River (Kingsport, Tennessee) through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesbororoug, which is nearby, and established his place in history as a frontiersman and pathfinder. 


If you choose to make this wonderful tour, you could book our former cabins, which are only about 75 miles away. I know you will be overwhelmed with American history. 


The best is yet to come!



Charles Kirby






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Blog 278 for August 13, 2022


My Confident Morning


Why am I so confident this morning?  On what does my confidence depend?  I’m glad you asked.  I depend on a WHO, that is my God and Savior, and a WHAT, that is God’s Word.  And the good news is, you can depend on God and His Word also.



IN WHO? Confidence in my Leader. For those who may not know me personally, but read this blog, my confidence is in the Lord God Almighty.  I chose to follow Him almost 75 years ago. It’s been a joyful journey.


These lyrics of an old familiar gospel song keep ringing in my ears.  I think it was made famous by the Downings, and written by Andrae’ Crouch.



“When trouble is in my way, I can’t tell my night from day, when I’m tossed from side to side, like a ship on a raging tide, I don’t worry, I don’t fret, my God has never failed me yet. Troubles come from time to time, but that’s alright, I’m not the worrying kind because I’ve got confidence, God is gonna’ see me through. No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna’ fix it for me. I’ve got confidence, God’s gonna’ see me through, no matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna’ fix it for me.”



IN WHAT?  Confidence in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.  God’s Word is filled with promises.  Remember, God promised His people that if blood was marked on the doorpost of their homes, the death angel would pass over their house and family; they would not be destroyed.  We are rich with the promises of God.  He will care for us.  He will help us.  “The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that’s the Book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E.”



Andrae Crouch’s second verse speaks of sickness, loss, despair, sleepless nights, trials, no song, and troubles. And Job still had confidence in the God he served.  It matters not what we may be going through because if we have a relationship with God and His Word, God will make all things work for our good and His glory. He will see you through. God still cares. And He has never failed us, nor will He ever. Put your confidence in God and His Word.  That’s what I’m doing. ​​​​​​






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