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Religion

  • Time to tell Satan, ‘I’m breaking up with you!’

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    What is Satan using to destroy or defeat you?
    I can’t think of a more liberating feeling than telling Satan, “I’m breaking up with you! You won’t control me any longer, because I found somebody else!”
    Why don’t we do it then? Or why do we take so long to do it?

  • My mirror doesn’t lie, but sometimes it giggles

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I have never been fascinated by my looks, and I don’t think anybody else has either.
    Sometimes, however, I have to spend a little more time before the mirror to get prepared for where I am going. I must say, I am not fond of mirrors and I make it as quick as possible.

  • Are your choices catching up with you?

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    Are you tired of holding your breath, hoping your choices won’t catch up with you – or fearing someone will find out about your messed up life? When everything feels as if it’s coming apart, do you find yourself wondering, “Why did I let it go this far?”

  • And then there it was

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    It is not that I do not like to travel; I just don’t like to leave home. I am quite comfortable at home where I have everything I need within easy reach.
    Sometimes I have to travel to a conference or something, which is rather inconvenient for me. However, as my friend used to say, “That’s life.”
    According to my calculations, I would have to travel 13 hours to get to my destination.

  • Church Briefs Aug. 8, 2019

    • Campmeeting revival set in Sopchoppy 

    Campmeeting Revival will be held at Odom Memorial Campground in Sopchoppy beginning Monday,  Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9.
    Services begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Address of the church is 198 Pull Back Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358.
    Guest speaker will be the Rev. David Hodges from Starke.
    For more information call (850) 544-4299 or (850) 567-0375.

    • School supply giveaway to be held at St. Nora P.B. Church

  • Church Briefs Aug. 1, 2019

    • Campmeeting revival set in Sopchoppy 
    Campmeeting Revival will be help at Odom Memorial Campground in Sopchoppy beginning Monday,  Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9.
    Services begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Address of the church is 198 Pull Back Road, Sopchoppy FL 32358.
    Guest speaker will be the Rev. David Hodges from Starke.
    For more information call (850) 544-4299 or (850) 567-0375.

    • St. Stephen’s Church to hold annual rummage and bake sale

  • To die is to truly live

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    Of all the ladies I cared for as a private caregiver, Bee was one of my favorites. I loved so many things about her, including her melodramatic manner.
    When Bee experienced a new symptom (that may or may not have indicated something serious), she’d let out a heavy sigh and say, “Well, if I die, I die.”
    Bee wasn’t afraid of being dead, but she dreaded the dying process.

  • Did I tell you the story...?

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I was having a rather down day recently. You know how it is, you are going along 100 mph and finally you crash. I was experiencing one of those reality crashes.
    Reclining in my chair, drinking coffee, I thought of one of my old friends. Oh my, he has been gone for almost 5 years now. How time flies by so quickly!
    Thinking about him, I began chuckling. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in about that time and said, “What are you laughing at?”

  • Beginning today, you can have newness of life

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

     “All right, class, it’s time for your speed typing drill. Begin on the count of three. One, two, three!”
    “Clickity click, clickity click” filled the room as we typed one of my favorite sayings:
    “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
    When I attended Slidell High (before computers were introduced into schools), Ms. Roger’s typing class was one of my favorites.

  • After all, it is Monday

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I do not consider myself lazy. I think of myself as an Energy Conservative. I am saving my energy for sometime down the road when I may need it, and who knows when.
    This, however, is not the opinion of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She works hard, which I do not mind, except she expects me to keep up with her.
    I enjoy slouching around, busily engaged in doing nothing. I have become an expert in this, which has become more than a hobby with me.