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Tomorrow Morning in our Easter Sunday Service at Cannon United Methodist Church our worship will open with the Easter Hymn, “Christ The Lord Is Ris’n Today!” This beautiful song … more
Sometimes I complain about living in a small town. My mother tells me I do it all too often. Well, I was happy late last week to be in a small town. My car’s instrument panel … more
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed.” – Psalm 34:18  The big event this week was Lincoln County Hamburger Day on the Hill. … more
As a pastor I have stood alongside many dear people who have been taking care of a loved one. Sometimes the one being cared for is a sick child, or a child with special needs. Sometimes … more
Hey America! I have a big hint for you. What we are doing isn’t working. I know this column is a few days after the fact but how can anyone forget the deaths of three children and three … more
“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” - Proverb 21:3 I had a great meeting with the 4-H clubs of district 62 this past week. Thank you to … more
An inspiring online-post caught my attention awhile back, and I want to share a portion with you. The post was entitled, “The Power of Psalm 91,” and it was written by Amelia Monroe … more
Spring break. Give me a break. Back in my college days spring break meant an all-night ride to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We were on the quarter system, so we finished finals on Thursday, grabbed … more
Like so many other Christians, I have a bunch of favorite ‘psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,’ (as Apostle Paul put it). Most Christians love to sing songs unto the Lord, songs of … more
In a world where ancient history is anything that happened more than two months ago, the death of Gary Rossington may not have meant much to many. But for old rock fans like me,  it was … more
It’s exactly what Bedford County needs at this moment: a vision for the future that’s cohesive and benefits the whole community.  If you had asked me a couple years ago what a … more
Back in March of 2012, I was at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville visiting some parishioners, and right near the hospital sits the office of the surgeon who walked with me through 8 surgeries in 2010 … more
For me nothing is more relaxing than sitting in the afternoon sun and watching a baseball game. However, to watch Major League spring training games, whether you are in Arizona or Florida, takes … more
This is the first weekend of March 2023, so get out your calendars, grab a pencil, and get ready to make some notes. Now March is usually known for the Start of Spring (Hallelujah!). Monday, … more
It is always refreshing when someone you have always considered to be an icon is a genuinely nice person. I was reminded of that this past week when I attended a dinner in Manchester in which … more
Recently I was sitting in a local diner, enjoying lunch with a couple of good friends from the Times-Gazette. We were eating and talking and laughing, and all of a sudden I went from talking and … more
To paraphrase a recent commercial it is not how much we have accumulated in worldly goods, but how much we have experienced life. And I know there is no better way to experience life than to … more
T he author of the following story is unknown, and it may be fiction, and then again it may be true. Either way the message is powerful and meaningful. It’s a reminder of God’s love … more
I am glad people are choosing to work. It would be even better if more people stepped up to fill the many jobs being advertised all over town. But while I am happy to see people working some … more
The other day I stopped at a local restaurant to get a sandwich. I parked my car and was heading in to get lunch, when I saw a gentleman sitting on the curb with a bag in front of him. He was … more
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