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Religion

  • Does your life lack purpose and significance?

    Dec. 7, 2017

  • OUT TO PASTOR:Nice is a matter of perspective Dec. 7, 2017

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Sitting in the living room the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were enjoying some hot apple cider tea and listening to some Christmas music.
    “Do you think you are on,” my wife said rather sarcastically, “Santa’s nice list or naughty list?”
    I always get trapped by such questions. I have been married long enough to know that questions are not posed to get an answer, but rather to get someone in trouble, mainly me.

  • Church Briefs Dec. 7, 2017

    • Whiddon Lake offers Friday night services

    Whiddon Lake Church will be having prayer services on Friday nights, starting at 7p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and just pray with us.
    The church is located at 367 Whiddon Lake Road.

    • Woodville UMC to hold Second Sunday Sing 

    Woodville United Methodist Church will hold a Second Sunday sing on Sunday, Dec. 10 featuring ScrapIron aka The Bottom Dollar Boys.

  • Church Briefs November 30th 2017

    • First Pentecostal concludes End-Time Prophecy Teaching

    First Pentecostal Church of Crawfordville located at 5 Crescent Way, between Promise Land and Gulf Coast Lumber will be having Special End-Time Prophecy teaching Nov. 27 through Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm. nightly.

  • OUT TO PASTOR:Black Friday always leads to Red Monday, Nov.30, 2017

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I’m not sure who came up with this term “Black Friday” but I am definitely not for it. To me, Black Friday is rather devious and I know the only purpose is to get their teeth into my money, which is a sacred area to me.
    When it comes to shopping, I certainly am not a fan. I really do not like shopping. I get nervous when I’m in the shopping mall, start sweating and have to leave and sit in my car for at least half an hour to regain composure.

  • Dreading seeing someone at your family get-together?

    Nov.30, 2017

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

  • Church Briefs November 22nd 2017

    • First Pentecostal to have End-Time Prophecy Teaching

    First Pentecostal Church of Crawfordville located at 5 Crescent Way, between Promise Land and Gulf Coast Lumber will be having Special End-Time Prophecy teaching Nov. 27 through Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm. nightly.

  • OUT TO PASTOR:Poor as I am, all I can give is thanks Nov. 22, 2017

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    It was a pre-Thanksgiving evening and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were enjoying some hot cider tea. Nothing goes down quite as nice as a hot cider tea.
    It was rather a quiet evening and I happened to glance over at my wife and saw her staring into space as it were. It concerned me because I knew that’s what she did when she was thinking about something.

  • Thank God for mercy

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    Drill down deep into your soul and think about what you are most thankful for.
    Would mercy be near the top of your list?
    Let’s suppose you cheated on your boyfriend or girlfriend, stole money from your roommate’s wallet or lied to your boss. You sincerely regret and feel ashamed of your actions. You want to come clean, but naturally, you fear their reaction.
    What type of person would be easier to confess to?
    And what in that person’s response might help you make better choices in the future?

  • Out To Pastor: As cookie crumbles, so do my excuses

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Several weeks ago, I was at home alone when the doorbell rang. I answered the door to find representatives from a local Girl Scout troop doing what they do so well: selling Girl Scout cookies.
    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was not home, so danger was not lurking behind the living room curtains. When Girl Scouts come selling cookies, I am cookie dough in their fund-raising hands.