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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
We are all going to die. Yeah, I know, what a great way to start a column. But the truth is we are. And when it happens to me, I don’t want it to be because of the stupidity of someone … more
There’s a story told about President Franklin Roosevelt, who so often had to endure long receiving lines at the White House. He said that no one really paid any attention to what he even … more
“America isn’t easy.” That’s not a quote original to me. It was said by Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd in the movie “The American President”. … more
In one of my favorite Gospel accounts concerning the Kingdom of God, Jesus talked about the importance of ‘All of Us’ taking care of one another. In the 25th chapter of the Gospel of … more
I find myself in a situation I never thought I would have to deal with again. At almost 66 years of age, it is time for me to wade back into the dating pool. My relationship of more than 25 … more
How about taking some time for a little humor. After all, Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” I don’t want any … more
Options are always good, but I for one am being overwhelmed by choices. In the past couple of months my trips to the grocery store have increased dramatically. I have to admit I am dazzled at … more
I saw a sign one time that read, “Do Not Judge Others Just Because They Sin Differently Than You.” There are signs, billboards, and all sorts of advertisements where ever we go … more
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