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Jan. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

The power of community service

On Monday, the country will pause to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday through service to others. This is a great time for our community to participate in service learning projects.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Change or die: a plea to fellow churches

The average church in America has fewer than 30 people on a given Sunday morning, most of them being senior adults. It won’t be long before they too will be on the real estate market.


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Coggin’s Clinic season is just around the corner

Folks who own horses should be thinking about getting their horses tested for Equine Infectious Anemia. Normally this is done via a Coggin’s Test.


Jan. 10, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Give testimony to spread God's word

Our testimony to others is a seed planted about the goodness of the Lord and will help their faith in God grow.


Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Winter tool and equipment maintenance

You may not want to spend too much time in the garden this time of year, but there are plenty of chores you can handle now that will make your spring gardening much more productive.


Jan. 03, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Seeing the signs, seeking their meaning

The Christmas Carol “We Three Kings” will be sung this Sunday in many churches as Epiphany is celebrated. Traditionally, Epiphany is on Jan. 6, marking the end of the 12 days of Christmas with the visit of the Magi.


Dec. 29, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Saving money by saving energy

This is the time of year when we remember how drafty our house is and vow to correct it. By conducting a do-it-yourself home energy assessment, you can identify areas in your home where you are losing energy and wasting money.


Dec. 27, 2013 @ 08:53 PM

Those who seek God will find Him

Growing up we had a couple of great dogs, Scruffy and her son Roscoe. My brother named Roscoe after Roscoe P. Coltrane from “The Dukes of Hazard”. So you know the time frame that I am talking about.


Dec. 20, 2013 @ 06:03 PM

Celebrating two Christmases

Since I was a little child, I have always been aware of two different Christmases that take place in the same season. In one, we sing songs about Santa Claus and Rudolph and in the other we sing "Silent Night" and "Away in the Manger."


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 07:49 PM

Bedtime routines for your preschooler

Though many parents think preschoolers don’t require much sleep, the Center for Disease Control report that preschoolers need 11 to 13 hours of sleep each night to be healthy, behave well and learn.