Loving My Neighbor… Or Not?

-by Emily Akin- “Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus said. This directive appears many times in the Bible. In James 2:8 (NIV), the writer assures us: “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.” Royal law? I have questions. Do I have to love…

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The Spirit of ’76?

-by Kurt Dugger- “If voting changed anything they wouldn’t let us do it”-Mark Twain On this upcoming day of Independence, let’s take a moment to reflect back on what it meant to the newly minted Americans way back in 1770-something. Let’s start with something simple—our marriage. Prior to the mid 1800s, you didn’t need permission…

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Come Sit a Spell

-by Diana C. Derringer- In a guest bedroom, filled with pictures and family treasures, sets an old straight-back chair with a woven seat. The rear legs show wear from decades of propping against Granny (Haley) Beasley’s front porch wall. Everyone who stopped by Granny’s during the summer months received an invitation to “come sit a…

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Tech Tips and Tricks

-by John P. Dunker- In today’s world, we use numerous electronic devices in many different ways to help make our lives better. With that being said, there are tips and tricks that can save time and trouble in the use of these devices. Here are few I think are worth mentioning that you may find…

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8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart healthy may…

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Would Jesus Drive a Station Wagon?

-by Kate Dugger- After hours of contemplation I decided that Jesus would drive a station wagon. That’s no joke, that’s simple logic. He was a simple man who wanted very little for himself and loved others. He had a servant’s heart. In any other context we would be describing a soccer dad. Reflecting on the…

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