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Columns

  • Two in a row is good, three is suspicious

    So that you know, I am not suspicious (knock on wood). I take a rather practical approach to life and try my best not to get bent out of shape.
    Tuesday I was engaged in a “project,” when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came and brought me an apple fritter. “I thought,” she said rather cheerfully, “that you could use an apple fritter.”

  • When we forgive as we desire to be forgiven

    How many times have you regretted your rude or thoughtless behavior – those moments when your actions simply didn’t reflect your Savior?
    How would those moments have been altered had the person you offended quickly offered you forgiveness and grace?
    Isn’t it possible that those who are rude and thoughtless toward us would benefit if we were quicker to offer mercy to them, too?
    Let’s ask God to help us practice this week’s verse just as much as we would want others to practice it.

  • Paul Hoover was one of the good guys

    By William Snowden

  • Thanks, dear readers

    To whoever bought the groceries for Mr. Webster: Thank you!
    Mr. Raymond Webster said he was in the check-out line at Winn-Dixie and got his wallet out to pay but was told someone had already paid for him.
    It was one of the many loving gestures this community extended to Mr. Webster after we ran a feature about him in the May Wakulla Neighbor.

  • The best way to prevent suicide? Look for signs

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    Late last night I received a call from the local area coroner. There was a suicide not far from my home. As I prepared myself for travel to the place of suicide, I said a quick prayer of thanksgiving to my Father in Heaven.

  • New reporter at The Wakulla News

    By KRYSTAL SHEPPARD
    ksheppard@thewakullanews.net

    Many of you already know me, either from my childhood here or as a server at Savannah’s, but for those who don’t, I’d like to tell you about myself.
    I am a native of Wakulla County, literally born here, in an old cabin in the woods of Sopchoppy. That was odd in 1974, and the shocked reaction from people always made me feel special.

  • The best gun for you

    Sam shows up at the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office range on Wednesday morning. At 9:30, someone at the Wednesday morning women’s group calls the range “cold,” and we put up our targets.
    I see Sam introduce himself to Martha as they staple up their silhouettes.
    “I shoot competition,” he tells Martha. “Any time you need some help, I’m right next to you.”
    Martha is smiling, and thanks him.

  • FWC should fix net mess

    For more than 20 years, since the passage of the constitutional amendment that limited net fishing, the so-called net ban, the State of Florida has been tangled up – gilled, if you will – over its efforts to interpret the amendment and regulate nets.
    Over and over, local fishermen and the Wakulla Fishermen’s Association battled in the courts against the state for a common-sense regulation of nets – and especially the state’s reliance on small mesh sizes to determine what is a legal net.

  • A suspicious mind

    I have discovered over the years several types of minds. The “open mind” which catches everything except the truth. The “analytical mind” which organizes everything to the point of sterility. The “closed mind” which you can bounce ideas and they never stick.

  • Feeling God's presence while brushing my teeth

    I was almost finished with my dental hygiene ritual when God’s presence unexpectedly showed up at my bathroom sink.
    While rinsing my toothbrush, I reached for my scripture memory card. I don’t remember what verse I was meditating on, but I do remember suddenly leaning against the wall and feeling as if my entire being was enveloped in an overwhelming sense of love and awe.
    “Lord, I love Your Word,” I said in a hushed voice. “I love Your Word.”