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The day I bagged a unicorn

on Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Oh, I can imagine all the broken-hearted little girls who just read that headline and broke down in tears. “Daddy, that bad, bad man didn’t really kill a unicorn, did he?” I will most certainly have some explaining to do to my dear, sweet granddaughter.

Deal with it!

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Life is like a deck of cards; you’ve got to deal with it! You don’t know what hand you’ll get but whatever you get, you’ve got to play it with the hopes to win. I’ve heard so many people say how life just doesn’t seem to be fair or they were destined for

The gates will close, but the memories will remain

on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Some decisions are necessary, but that doesn’t make them any easier. Knowing it’s the right thing to do takes some of the sting away, but feelings of sadness and loss still remain. Such was the case last week when the Presbytery of New Harmony voted to p

Drowning moments

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

In life I believe we have what I call “drowning moments” far too often. It’s those times when Satan puts on his finest attire and comes a calling to take us courting down by the lake of remorse and regret. Beguiled by his exquisite array, we forget that o

Lewis Grizzard: A true son of the South

on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

During a brief conversation with a friend the other day I mentioned the name Lewis Grizzard. “Is he a writer or something?” my young friend asked. “Are you serious?” I shot back, a look of shock up my face. “Son, you cannot rightly call yourself a true So

Somebody bigger than you and I

on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

I remember my early primary and elementary school days at Washington Street School. I share some of my best childhood memories at that school with so many other former students. I can remember all my teachers from each grade 1-6 and distinct memories of w

Sequestered with some talented songwriters

on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

When this COVID-19 thing finally blows over, we will be able to look back and be thankful for a few good things that are a result, either directly or indirectly, of this pandemic. For me, one of them will be the Sequestered Songwriters Facebook page. Ever

Leave your message at the sound of the beep

on Wednesday, 05 August 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions

Last night I was so tired, I fell asleep almost instantly. Before my head could hit the pillow, I was snoring like a toddler in daycare at naptime.

As if

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

I am reminded of a testimony my sister shares quite often whenever she has the opportunity. Several years ago, she was singing at a church during a service and fell unconscious from an aneurysm. There was a 25% chance that she would not make it and even i

A second helping of boiled peanuts

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Last week’s column included an amusing tale on a northerner’s introduction to boiled peanuts, the Caviar of the South. It was followed by a short commentary on personal distaste for the mushy legumes. Not to my surprise, many were mildly offended at my av

The throne of worship

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Worship is a very sensitive term that involves having relationship with God. As we have already said, praise is something every living creature can do. We have all witnessed nature singing forth their praises early in the mornings in thanksgiving for prov

I prefer my peanuts dry, thank you very much

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

An old friend of mine once told me a story about his first encounter with the southern delicacy known as boiled peanuts. A Yankee by birth, Joe had made his way to North Carolina from his hometown of Johnston, N.J. He lived in the tiny town of Tar Heel, n

From this point forward

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

If we would take the time to think about all the mistakes and bad judgement we have practiced over the years, we’d find ourselves sitting in a corner curled up in the fetal position somewhere wasting away. How often do we beat ourselves up for past mistak

Long live the five-second rule

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Imagine you just grabbed the last slice of your grandma’s homemade pie and are headed to the couch for a little rest, relaxation, and Netflix binging. Life is good. As your make your way from the kitchen to the living room, a glass of milk in one hand and

The point of no return

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

In life, we have to make choices. Some choices are easy to make, while others are more difficult to make. In either situation, there comes a point of no return. Perhaps you are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds, but you succumb to a piece of decaden
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