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Little Geysers – musings on Willow Island, Mississippi River

Little Geysers – musings on Willow Island, Mississippi River

There are certain moments on the River that shine more brightly than others. When they happen, they’re sharp like dreams. It’s like the energy of the earth surges, rises from its core, and lights up something very small. Ditches, low fogs, rocks, and other unremarkable things become geysers of this glow.

Vale Rev. H. D. Dennis – builder of Margaret’s Grocery and House of Prayer

Vale Rev. H. D. Dennis – builder of Margaret’s Grocery and House of Prayer

Margaret’s Grocery and Market is almost indescribable – it is at once evidence of an incredibly fertile imagination, a religious shrine, a jumble of thoughts and musings on the nature and power of religion and a work of architectural art. More than anything it is a validation of the freedom of expression in the built environment that is so apparent as you drive around the south – you can build just about anything, anywhere and anyhow here.

Mississippi Delta rural churches

Mississippi Delta rural churches

The Delta has a rich religious heritage, and is a land where faith- in God, in the future, in grace, and in ultimate redemption - unify all people. Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches are commonly represented in Delta towns.

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward – Port Gibson Miss.

The Church with the Hand Pointing Heavenward – Port Gibson Miss.

The First Presbyterian Church at Port Gibson was built by the Reverend Zebulon Butler, who had the unfortunate distinction of also being the subject of its first service - his funeral.