C. S. Lewis wrote, “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” Forgiveness is one of the most freeing acts of mankind.
Last month, folks in Vance, Granville, and Person Counties were told that these counties were now under a quarantine for certain wood products because of the detection of the emerald ash borer.
Scrubbed clean, dressed to the nines, eagerly anticipating or tearfully dreading their first day of school, that’s this year’s crop of first graders. It’s important to remember, but easy to forget as they march off for their first school day that these children are tomorrow’s leaders, and the next twelve years are going to fly by.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, a partnership between N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University reaches millions of North Carolina citizens each year through local centers in the state’s 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
We are living in a time when old values and beliefs are under attack. We are being told that there is a new world coming, whether we like it or not. We are being advised to abandon all hope of ever returning to the old. In fact, they are warning us that the new order has no place for us and it would be safer for us to seek refuge in some remote hideaway.
Every year we hear the news: Thousands of acres scorched by wildfire. Often the news comes from western states, but occasionally closer to home. The images and stories are disconcerting, homes lost, trees destroyed and, thankfully less frequent, lives cut short.
This summer I went to camp. It was not my first summer camp, but it was a new camp for me. I volunteered at Kerr Lake Ministries Day Camp.
There are no magic words to make tantrums disappear. Fortunately, however, you can respond in ways that can help.
As a Christian, I claim to follow the one true God. But I have to be honest with myself.
Many families still face economic hardships: unemployment, underemployment, too low a wage on which to live, homelessness, and/or mounds of debt. It’s hard enough for adult individuals/couples, but even more so for families with children.