For years I’d prayed as if my relationship with God depended on it. Now I view prayer differently. For a season in my Christian life, I was known as the go-to person on prayer. If you had a prayer request, you could rest assured that I’d add you to my list and pray for you every morning in my quiet time. For years, a day had not gone by without me spending intentional time in prayer. If you asked me what I’d do if I was tired or discouraged, I’d have told you—in all honesty—that I found nothing more refreshing…

Residents of Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta hold conflicting beliefs about government regulation and protecting the land from polluters.