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  • Moms in waiting

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.
    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”
    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

  • Flinging our cares away

    When we moved to Florida from California 23 years ago, we did so with only the things we could fit into two vehicles.
    That meant getting rid of 15 years’ worth of possessions to start over, which was both sad and exciting.
    I especially hated parting with the coffee table my husband had accidentally autographed.
    He tends to write hard and had been signing checks. After that, at a certain angle you could see a half-dozen “Barry Kennedy” indentations in the table top.

  • Looking forward to it

    I remember an old friend of my dad. His name was Bill. I miss him.
    Years ago when I would visit my dad, the three of us would go to breakfast together. My dad and he would talk about the years that they worked together in air traffic control and the world war that they both served in.
    Bill had such a great attitude. He told me about how he and a German woman forgave each other.
    Bill met this woman who had a strong foreign accent. She told him that she was German. He then said, “You’ll have to forgive me.” She said, “Why?”

  • Church News 9-1814

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    On Sunday, Sept. 21, Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster, will be having two special services. At 10:45 a.m. there will be a special youth service. The youth will do the entire service, including worship, special music, drama and preaching. David Gauze will be bringing the message.

  • Bringing the lost lambs home

    I remember the first time one of my children got lost.

  • It's only a movie....

    When my son was a little, he said when he grew up, he was going to be a doctor during the day, work at McD’s at night and be an artist in his free time.

  • Church News 9-11-14

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    Central Christian Church is having a yard sale on Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lots of clothes and miscellaneous items. Something for everyone.  
    The sale is for the Carnival fundraiser that Central is sponsoring for baby Story Hill.

    EBENEZER UNITED METHODIST

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD
    Homecoming with former pastors Dan and Sherry Collard will be held Sept. 14  at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school). There will be special music and a covered dish dinner after service.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    CRY OUT AMERICA

  • Who Are You, Anyway?

    By Carrie Miller
    Life in a small town is different from life in a big city. There are fewer shopping centers, fewer traffic lights, and in general, fewer people.  In fact, most of the time in small towns, just about everybody knows everybody else.  And if they don’t know you- they certainly know about you.
    But, do we know each other, really?  It is easy in life to find your identity in many things other than Christ.

  • Sharing our bananas, like sharing grace

    One of my favorite writers is Anne Lamott.
    She’s both profound and profane, one of those people who, when you hear what comes out of her mouth, you gasp and are horrified — unless you’re honest with yourself and realize she’s only saying the same things you sometimes think.
    Some people think she’s not a real Christian because of her language and liberal, whacked-out theology. She says she came to faith in Christ kicking and fighting and cussing, which, again if you’re honest, is the way many of us come to Jesus.