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Black Friday came and went. Leaving me a little confused! Didn’t it used to be just one single solitary day? Seems to me it has been stretched a mite… by several days in both …

What lies do we tell ourselves regarding our choices and the changes we need to make? And how often do we choose to ignore one of the most important facts in God’s Word: we’ve been …

It happened on the first day of seminary. I was 21, younger than everyone else. Moreover, my college major wasn’t in Bible so I was woefully unprepared. I remember sitting in stunned …

They talked about growing up out at Peach; and along the Steadman Ridge. They laughed about taking baths in Sugar Creek; and attending the one-room school house at Mt. Zion. They shopped at Minor …

I was paying attention to what was in front of me. We were undefeated and I thought we had a better than average chance of remaining that way. The November air was chilly high atop the press box at …

Does God talk to animals? You know, like the horse whisperer? Take a moment to ponder this. Yes or no? Here’s a hint--- was Noah out there lassoing critters, dragging them into the …

Are you one of the many men and women who have served our country in the military? Have you stood bravely with your comrades on the battlefield? Or courageously performed in supportive or commanding …

I heard a celebrated news commentator say this presidential race “is the most important election in our nation’s history.” A congresswoman, in the same vein of thinking, declared, …

Editor’s note: This article by Port St. Joe High School freshman Avery Pharr was based on personal interviews with Eligio Angel and Angela Parker conducted Oct. 6. A participant in the Gifted …

Talk about being prepared for Halloween! We’ve been wearing our masks for the past six months! You can’t tell Nancy Pelosi from Freddy Krueger if they’re wearing one of those …

As we wrap up another election season, I encourage you to pray for the candidates running in local and national races. Pray also that each registered voter will vote wisely and responsibly. As we …

Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again” in the 1930s as the Roaring ‘20s grew into the Great Depression. The book is a classic about the everchanging way of life as a …

I’ve been in and around politics for a long time, and not once, ever, have I encountered a candidate who said he or she might not accept the results of an election. Until now. Certainly, in …

Is there disharmony in your church? If so, how much do you, yourself, contribute to it? If your answer is “none,” would you change your response if I asked: Are you quick to judge …

I knew I was in trouble. And it was just a stumble. A slight misstep as Cathy chased after a ball hit by our youngest grandchild. She didn’t fall or tumble down the side of the hill. She …

On Friday, a national newspaper published an article that said, “The 25th Amendment lays out the…line of succession…Pence is first… Pelosi… is …

I watched part of the presidential debate. Boy, you talk about some fun! I hate that I missed the beginning where the ring announcer said, “In this corner wearing the black trunks, trimmed in …

Voting is a fundamental patriot duty: As a public servant in the Department of Defense and the National Security Intelligence Service for many years, I’ve never missed an opportunity to vote, …

I tell people that story about Leon seeing a Tarzan picture show up at the Park Theatre and going down to Paris Landing the next day and jumping off that high bridge over the Tennessee River…. …

Gulf County Property Appraiser Mitch Burke urges voters to make sure they are aware of Amendments 5 and 6 to the state’s constitution, to be voted on at this year’s Nov. 3 general …

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