May and June are the two months when most of the hay is cut and stored for use during the following winter as feed for cows, goats, sheep and horses. Of course, like everything else associated with farming, harvesting high quality hay is not an exact science. It is more like gambling since there are many factors beyond the farmer’s control.
Spring is upon us and it won’t be long before school doors close for the summer. Parents will soon scramble for ideas to keep their children busy and hopefully learning while school is out.
Every single person that has ever been on this earth or will ever be on this earth is looking for something solid to have in their lives. We are all looking for something or someone who will be rock solid.
With declining attendance and aging populations, many churches have wondered what happened to those good ‘ole days when the pews were full, Sunday school classrooms were overrun with children and youth groups were vital energetic expressions of new faith. While some churches are enjoying these good ‘ole days now, others are wondering what happened to church life as we knew it.
Smith-Lever may sound like the name of a company that makes toothpaste and dryer sheets. And while I can’t imagine life without those things (especially dryer sheets!), it’s arguable that Smith-Lever has had a profoundly deeper impact on our daily life.
It’s that time of the year again. For 100 years, 4-H summer camp has been a life-changing experience, offering campers a greater chance to learn, develop life skills and form attitudes that will help them to become self-directed, productive members of society.
Spring is officially here! As we move to working in our yards and gardens here are a few May lawn and garden tips from N.C. Cooperative Extension:
“Pastor X” wrote a book a few years back entitled, “How to Murder Your Minister.” It was an insightful analysis of the predicament many ministers are placed in by unreasonable demands on their time, undefined position in society, robbed humanness and fish bowl living. While the book was definitely one-sided, written as it was from a hurting minister’s perspective, it was an eye-opener to many ministers and laypeople alike. It’s something all of us, on both sides of the pulpit, should be keenly aware of. There are hazards in ministry.
Third-grader Ethan LaFrance and fifth-grader Rebecca Currin recently attended the regional science fair in Durham after winning first-place for their science projects in the Zeb Vance Elementary School science fair.
April is the month many agencies place great emphasis on the prevention of child abuse. One of the practices that can lead to child abuse, intentionally or unintentionally, is spanking.