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In my humble opinion there are certain historical events that we as Christians and as Americans should never, ever forget. As Christians we should never forget: 1) The Creation; 2) The Giving of … more
Throughout my life I think the season that has changed the most is summer. With Memorial Day being the unofficial start of summer, I started thinking about what the season used to be like. … more
Raised in a predominantly Scandinavian community in North Dakota was wonderful. Of course it was all I knew. I was also raised in a religious home, a Christian home. My Norwegian mother was raised … more
I have always wondered why the medical world tags those in need of assistance as patients when that is exactly what the majority of people don’t have when it comes to getting well. My colon … more
Can a community grow too fast? With all the developments coming to Bedford it’s hard not to think about that question. If you’ve talked to me before, you probably know I am from … more
The Cascade community has expressed to me this week that citizens in attendance at Tuesday’s school board meeting should have been recognized with their questions and comments.   Please … more
The columns I’ve written the past several weeks have been to bring recognition of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. For years mental illness has been a hidden disease, not … more
Years ago I met a Christian woman who made the claim that depression comes from demonic possession, or from sin in a person’s life. She thought maybe it was a curse, or because God was … more
In my four years as executive director of United Way of Bedford County I am constantly amazed how many people don’t know we exist or what we do. Through our support of local non-profits, we … more
The recent disclosure that a leak to the public has occurred—one disclosing the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Roe vs. Wade abortion … more
The land of plenty has become a land of frustration. There have been shortages in recent years ranging from gas to milk. But never have I seen across the board supply problems like this. … more
Love can build a bridge Between your heart and mine Love can build a bridge Don’t you think it’s time? Don’t you think it’s time? I’d gladly walk across the desert … more
Ever since I was a young child I learned the importance of prayer. I heard my mother pray, my grandmother pray, and I heard numerous pastors pray from the pulpit at the church where I was … more
I laughed last week when I read where Covid testing centers are shutting down because no one is using them. And it appears, despite conflicting reports from some areas, that the pandemic has slowed … more
When I was growing up, I knew where home was. Home was where I lived with my parents and my two brothers and two sisters. From the time I was three years old until I started high school, home … more
The text only had four words – “Vickie Hull has passed.”   The message was short, but the impact on me was like being kicked in the stomach by mule when I received it early … more
I’ve stood by the side of many graves over the years. Most pastors do at one time or another. We help other families and loved ones say their final goodbyes. But then sometimes we are … more
No one likes to talk about a colonoscopy. Certainly, when you list appropriate dinner table discussion subjects, it would rank at or near the bottom.   The only thing worse for most people … more
Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee came to Lincoln County last Thursday and visited Camp Blount. There was a large crowd and the weather cleared up and the sun came out just before he … more
This week I was looking over the COVID count numbers for the county, as I normally do. (We are down to 4 cases, as of last report of April 9.)   Then, I saw a Facebook post by John Carney … more
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