CMP Review 2023-06-24

CMP Review 2023-06-24

June 24, 2023

My youngest and I hiked Holston River Mountain and then climbed the 60-ft fire tower (built in 1937) for a birds eye view of Kingsport and the surrounding mountains.

Neither of us are adrenaline junkies and, not gonna lie, it was really windy and scary. We’ve been in a season of hard things and this was a tangible reminder that God can appear in smoke and fire; or in a still, small voice.

Back on the ground, we read about the life of fire tower keeper Govan Smith in 1953. In the crow’s nest he kept on the lookout for smoke, relayed weather conditions, kept track of the moisture content of basswood sticks, and composed poetry.