Features: Faith

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

Keeping your life in balance

When the clothes in the washing machine are unevenly balanced, the machine will shake, rattle and make all kinds of noise. When your automobile tires are severely out of balance, the steering wheel will shake, eventually wearing out the tire tread. As proper balancing is required in some things of life, in much the same way, we need balance in our spiritual lives to survive.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

'You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught'

Sometimes truth crops up in the strangest places. I mean, you wouldn’t expect to find, amidst the frothy lightness of such songs as “We Ain’t Got Dames,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Honeybun,” the profound truth that prejudice is bred in us, not born in us. Yet, there it is, right in the middle of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Pursue your purpose

Recently I begin to really wonder and meditate on what my purpose and existence in the earth realm was. I mean, why was I born? It is a question I’m sure many of us have pondered.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

MAD awards recipients announced

TOP: Receiving awards of distinction at a Family Day program sponsored by Hughes Street Church of Christ and the Making a Difference program were (from left) Vance County Sheriff Peter White, former Henderson Mayor Chick Young, Gloria Watkins on behalf of her late husband Sam Watkins and his brother, George Watkins, and current Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary.

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Knights of Columbus celebrate ‘under God’

Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary joined members of the Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 3440 in the chambers of the Henderson Common Council on Flag Day, June 14, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Roy featured speaker at senior circle meeting

The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met in the fellowship hall of the church.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Be vessels of God's free grace

Jesus told a story known as the parable of the prodigal son. However, I think the title that Sinclair Ferguson gave it is a better description of what Jesus intended. He calls it the parable of the free grace father.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 08:20 PM

Lessons from Randy

There’s nothing good about a phone call in the middle of the night. Still half-asleep, I could hear my wife, “Who? Oh no! What happened?” After a long pause her tone changed from shock to condolence, “I’m so sorry. He’ll be right over. We will be in prayer.” I thought I heard the name Randy, but still unsure, I asked, “Who is it?” She confirmed, “Randy Reagle just died in a car accident.”

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Children are a gift from God

One of the few joys that I’ve been privileged to experience in this life is my love for children. This time of year in particular I think on the lives I’ve touched through the year and whether I will see some if them again. This got me to thinking what impact have we (parents, teachers, and neighbors) left on those precious seed.

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Labyrinths the topic of senior circle meeting

The Plank Chapel United Methodist Church Senior Circle recently met in the fellowship hall of the church.