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In the Old Testament book of 2nd Kings chapter 5, a Syrian army commander named Namaan was stricken with leprosy. The disease was incurable and caused the person to be outcast, have painful sores on … more
 Last week, my wife and I celebrated our 17th anniversary, with one of our kids duly noting, “Your marriage is old enough to drive and almost old enough to vote!”  Ashley and I … more
“I don’t want today to ever end!” Katie Grace, our stinking cute seven-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, paused for a moment and studied my face, which must have had a … more
St. Andrew Church will host a night of lively musical prayer, worship, and fellowship beginning at 7 p.m., June 11, 2021, at the church, 829 Valley View Dr., in Sparta. Includes praying the Divine … more
The old saying, “Close only counts in horseshoes,” was right. In the game of horseshoes, a ringer and a leaner are addable points, but you also get to count who is closer in the event … more
 “‘scuse me. Where y’all from?” As we finished our delicious dinner at Charm Family Restaurant, in Ohio Amish Country, a large party seated themselves in the booth … more
Sweat was dripping everywhere from my aching body as my legs screamed at me.  Then, the cheering erupted.  High fives and hugs dominated the moment as the gracious volunteer hung the heavy … more
 Hebrew 5:11-14 says about Jesus a high priest AFTER THE ORDER OF Melchizedek, we have MANY things to say, and are to explain to you, seeing ye are dull of hearing, For the time ye ought to be … more
 Have you ever taken a minute to think about where you are and what happened in that very spot in generations past? Have you really thought about who may have had conflict or celebration on the … more
Grayson, our stinking cute 10-year-old grandson, loves football. Tackle, flag, whatever. Playing or watching. Preferably playing. Offense or defense. He has a lot of talent on both sides of the line … more
 Allow me to begin with a question, “Have you ever found yourself caught up in a storm you didn’t ask for? Or maybe placed into a system you weren’t designed for?” In … more
 Hebrew 5:11-14 says about Jesus a high priest AFTER THE ORDER OF Melchizedek, we have MANY things to say, and are to explain to you, seeing ye are dull of hearing, For the time ye ought to be … more
Almost every day someone - mother, father, grandparents - asks Katie Grace how her day has been, and almost every day K.G. says, exuberantly, “It was the best day ever!” Or else she … more
HEBREWS 11:1-3 SAYS now FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the evidence (surety) of things not seen. For by faith the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the … more
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I refer quite often to my childhood experiences. It just seems to bring light to the current situations we discuss in these articles. So, with that topic in … more
 Once upon a time, there was a princess named Katie Grace. She was with her mom at a rehearsal, with a couple of her princess dolls in tow, when a lady asked her, “Who’s your … more
 Fear.  Shock.  Grief. These are some of the emotions the people of the Upper Cumberland woke last March after violent tornadoes tore across communities in Middle Tennessee.  … more
Mothers have tremendous, essential, needful, and long-lasting responsibility and duty. FIRST, they have a duty to God. Who wants a godless mother? The need for a GODLY MOTHER is explained to  … more
 I must confess that some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn’t my wife. Of course I’m talking about my mother, and, yes, the carefree days of … more
President Joe Biden, as called on by Public Law 100-307 and like many presidents before him, issued a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer. “I … more
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