”Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” — James Dobson

Have you ever struggled with feeling inadequate? Like no matter what you do you will not be enough? I know I certainly have. As I write this blog, I find myself struggling with those feelings.…

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I read a bride’s account of a beam of light having accented her wedding service. Just as the minister invited the couple to the altar, a ray of sunshine burst through the window and flooded th…

I love ice cream. I love dogs. I love my wife. I love college football. I love Jesus. I love the beach. I love to travel. I love rock ’n roll.

The 2020-21 Recreation Youth Basketball Program concludes this week with the 35th annual Roundball Classic tournament. The single elimination event has been spaced out over this last week of t…

When God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of bondage, Moses tried five times to convince God that he was not the right man for the job. Moses experienced many feelings, and fear led tha…

Who owns the wall behind Northside Lanes – Northside Lanes or the city? I suppose I could call them and see but I wanted to see what everyone thinks about having it painted as some sort of spi…

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I never get tired of hearing about the four World War II chaplains who gave up their life jackets and tried to save others after a German submarine torpedoed the USAT Dorchester on Jan. 23, 19…

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Seventy-six years ago the liberation of Auschwitz, Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camp in Poland, occurred. Over a million people, mostly Jews, were killed in a barbaric attempt at exter…

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Every year I challenge myself to read the Bible all the way through from start to finish. I enjoy this challenge because I learn something new about God each time I read. I also learn a lot ab…

My mobile phone gives me regular reminders by sharing my screen time usage in comparison with previous periods. My health app counts my steps and informs me if I am keeping up with last year’s…

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”Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” — James Dobson

Recently, my family and I traveled out of town to attend a funeral. As a pastor, it comes with the territory, but this funeral was deeply personal. In times like this I am often at a loss for …

Over the last several decades, we have heard our time period called an age of anxiety. Some say that anxiety comes largely from our inability to express our deepest emotions. It makes sense th…

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Have you ever lost hope when you saw no resolution to distressing problems? Perhaps our answers fall somewhere in the middle because we realize the necessity of hope and the pain of watching i…

It’s finally 2021! A new year! Are you excited!? I was really, really hoping when I woke up on Jan. 1 that COVID would be over and life would be back to “normal.” But, sigh, unfortunately it’s…

Welcome to 2021. The city of North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff is looking forward to working on our goal of enhancing the quality of life for our community.

I frequently see articles in which writers encourage us to be aware of our surroundings and to focus on listening and silence. Some people enjoy the world around them and gain strength from ob…

TNR (trap, neuter, return – to their outside home) is a humane and successful program that helps manage the cat overpopulation in communities all over the country without euthanasia.

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In Genesis, when God spoke the covenant to Abraham that he would become the father of nations, God gently told him not to be afraid. Angels appeared to Mary and Joseph regarding the birth of J…

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Those who know me may disagree, but I’m not a total grinch when it comes to Christmas. Granted, I’m not the first one to decorate and put up a Christmas tree. We don’t light up the neighborhoo…

When the choir sang “Do You Hear What I Hear?” I loved the special emphasis on the phase: “He will bring us goodness and light.” The singers concluded by lifting their voices in crescendo with…

Some people say that they could enjoy listening to Christmas music all year long. I hold the view that our anticipation for these festive sounds helps make them even better. Also, many songs e…

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