I was looking through some old papers I had saved the other day and began reading a report from George Barna (www.barna.org). I had been a subscriber of his for some years to receive regular u…

In the gospel of Mark, we find these passages of scriptures, “And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, th…

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"Hi Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of another well respected human."

As Christians we often think the world does not know about God and this is the reason they go about their merry way being captivated by sin. This may be partly true as they do not understand a…

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair back in April of 2000. His project was to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicin…

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I asked my husband to create from memory an outside shower at our beach home. This would be no problem for him to construct at all, except that he needed to create it from my memory, not his.

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Shortly after I graduated high school there was a new, revolutionary fitness product that was all the craze: P90X. For those of you not familiar, P90X is a cross-training, periodized weight tr…

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As individuals we continually invoke the name of the Lord whenever we are in trouble. Our nation is no different than we the individuals that make her who she is. President Eisenhower said: “A…

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much had it up to here— (I’m pointing to just below my mask) with our planet right now! If there’s anything more terrifying than the constant presence o…

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What is right with your life? Have you ever seriously contemplated that question? We tend to dwell on the negative. “What is wrong with my life?” is a much easier subject to deal with, or so i…

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So you’re a democrat, a republican, a liberal, a conservative, a catholic, a protestant, a baptist, an immigrant, a “never-Trump er,” or a gun-toting, flag-waving, MAGA-hat wearing, American. …

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Does anyone know what day of the week it is? I cannot keep track of the day or time. Which truthfully happens during the summer anyway, but it feels like we are day 1000 of summer.

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Has anyone besides me had enough rain for a while? It seems as if the daily forecast is rain with more rain. Does the sun shine more than just an hour or so between heavy downpours anymore? I …

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I have an excellent driving record, much to the surprise of anyone who rides with me. My heavy foot alternately jamming the accelerator or the brake results in a herky-jerky style that I have …

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July Fourth, Independence Day, we just celebrated it, well somewhat celebrated, not like in years past. After 244 years of freedom and liberty, our country still celebrates its independence. O…

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Some people know how to trowel concrete into a smooth, glass-like surface that elegantly meets the edges of a previously poured concrete surface. And other people, evidently, should stick to w…

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After looking in my closets for a needed article for my Harley and not finding it, I have concluded that we are all a bunch of packrats. Now I realize I said I was looking through my stuff, so…

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Doors are one of mankind’s most amazing inventions. We don’t normally think of a door in the course of our daily routines. That doesn’t change the fact of their importance nor of their usefuln…

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I hope that the glorious South Carolina summer sun has made an appearance by the time this column runs. I’m sorry to report that a glance at the long-range weather forecast indicates showers, …

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Well, here we are. Did y’all think there would be anything else added to 2020? I was for sure hoping we had reached our limit on hard things, but nope! I’m on the verge of just writing this ye…

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Keys. You know those little insignificant pieces of carved and notched metal that we all carry around. You never think about how important they are until you need one and don’t have it. I have…

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I guess it’s safe for me to write about racial injustice in my column this week. Every since the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Lloyd, this subject has gripped the news cycle.

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I guess it’s safe for me to write about racial injustice in my column this week. Every since the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Lloyd, this subject has gripped the news cycle.

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Keys. You know those little insignificant pieces of carved and notched metal that we all carry around. You never think about how important they are until you need one and don’t have it. I have…

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Will a 60-year-old white woman who grew up on Long Island, New York, have anything meaningful to say about the demonstrations occurring across the nation in this week’s column in a South Carol…

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High school graduation. It should be a time of reflection, excitement, satisfaction, and celebration. While this season for high school seniors across the county and even the world has turned …

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Spring riding season for bikers (motorcycle riders) is here. I usually go up in early May and ride with 65-70 of my Christian biker friends from the Chicago area. We usually ride in Kentucky o…

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To separate me from “the public”—which, of course, is you—my office now has a Plexiglas shield that sits in a sturdy stand on the front edge of my desk and extends about 4 feet long by 4 feet …

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