While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
I've been through the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee a number of times. The scenery, the winding roads and rivers, the hills and hollers; there truly is nothing else like it. I've also had an occasional opportunity to stop and stay awhile; that Southern Hospitality thing? It's real!
This past April, I spent three glorious weeks on a short-term mission trip. Working with The Christian Appalachian Project, an interdenominational ministry; traversing the hills of Eastern Kentucky, working on various projects with other volunteers and meeting participants has given me more than a few sweet memories. While the whole experience was rewarding, there are a couple things that stand out.