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Religion

  • Is it possible to go from anger to trust?

    June 21, 2018

  • Out to Pastor June 21, 2018 : Vacation time again?

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I had just finished my project, sent it to my publisher, took a deep breath and said out loud, “I’m glad that’s done. Now I can rest for a while.”
    I must have said it aloud for someone in the house heard it. I need to explain that with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, it does not matter if you say it aloud, mumble it under your breath or just think it, she hears it.
    I do not know how she does it and she will not give me her secret.

  • Bereavement Column June 21, 2018: Wolves nipping at our heels

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    Three and a half years ago, my youngest daughter underwent total spine fusion due to severe scoliosis.
    Two years ago, she was in Houston, visiting friends, and the automobile in which she was a rear-seat passenger, was rear-ended on the freeway.
    Perhaps for most people, this would not have been a big deal, but due to the velocity of the impact, and the fact that her back now has no movement whatsoever, she was knocked out by the severe snapping of her neck.

  • Church Briefs June 21, 2018

    • Crawfordville UMC to hold Fun in the Son

    The Crawfordville United Methodist Church is holding its Fun in the Son program for children this summer at Hickory Park in Crawfordville. There is craft time, Bible story, play, music and lunch provided. It is from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the following Tuesdays: June 19 and 26, July 10, 17, 24 and 31.
    Hope to see you there!

    • Rocky Mount to benefit Deacon Willie Mcroy

  • BUCKHORN NEWS June 16,2018: Love one another

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    It is impossible to love God without loving others.
    Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
    (Matthew 22:36-37): “Jesus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord they God with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
    (Romans 12:9): “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kind to one another with brotherly love.”
    We have a tendency to think of love in terms of warm, fuzzy feeling.

  • Church Briefs June 16, 2018

    • Grace Baptist will hold VBS on June 10-15

    Grace Baptist Church will hold “Game On” Vacation Bible School beginning June 10 through June 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly.
    Preregister by going to www.gracebaptistcrawfordville.com.
    The church is located at 803 Crawfordville Hwy., just north of Bloxham Cutoff.
    For more information, call the church office at (850) 926-3217.

    • Panacea First Baptist VBS is set June 11-15

  • Out to Pastor June16, 2018 : Where have all the fathers gone?

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Around this time of the year, my thoughts wander back to my father. He’s been gone quite a spell but his memory lingers. I often wonder what he would think of what is happening in our world today if he were to come back.
    I grew up with a father who believed in being “the” father. I confess he was not always right all the time, but what he said was law in our house. That is, of course, unless his wife contradicted him. Then it was time for us kids to seek sanctuary outside where we could not hear what was going on.

  • Could telling God you love Him change your day?

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    “I love You, Father.”
    When I say this short sentence, it changes my day. Every time I express my love for my heavenly Father, either silently or out loud, it makes my heart happy.
    Every time.
    Whether I’m working, writing my weekly column, driving to an appointment, loading the dishwasher, or shopping for groceries, when I pause to tell my heavenly Father how much I adore Him, even the most challenging tasks suddenly feel less overwhelming.

  • Church Briefs June 7, 2018

    • Shady Sea will have a new youth center

    Shady Sea Baptist Church in Spring Creek is excited to announce their upcoming project of remodeling the old parsonage across from the church into a new youth center! The project will begin with a massive clean-out of the parsonage on Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. Any personal items MUST be collected before then because everything remaining will be removed from the building and discarded.

    • Sopchoppy UMC will host Barry McGee

  • Ethel Skipper has been pastoring in the area for 30 years

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    Pastor Ethel M. Skipper has been pastoring for 30 years.
    She pastored in Carrabelle for 18 years, and is the founder of Skipper Temple Church. She has been married to her husband Willie F. Skipper Sr. for 65 years.
    Mother Skipper is a teacher and preacher of God’s word, which tells us that man cannot live by bread alone, but every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    She thanks God for his people. He has put her over.