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A useful life can’t be entirely peaceful and carefree

Sunday morning attendance was good for the worship service. Some members are still on vacation and others are out due to sickness and jobs. Our prayers go out to each one. We welcome our visitors, as they are faithful to come each week and bless us with

Bible school at Buckhead was successful

I was saddened to learn of the death of Dean Strange on Sunday evening. He had been sick over four years. He had been hospitalized many times during his illness. Many wonderful people had prayed during the time of his illness. This time God saw that it

Put your hand up!

Fair and equal treatment under the law is a topic that has manifested itself in several ways over the last few weeks. I’m not going to enumerate them, frankly, because I don’t know I could broach some of the topics and be able to keep my big

Seems even small crowds make up a great service

So many of our congregation members are on vacation, or sick and our attendance was light on Sunday, but we did have many visitors including some from Canada. Seems even small crowds make up a great service. Thanks to all the visitors that came on Sunday. It

1st Sunday at The Springs

Greetings from The Springs! In the absence of Pastor Terrell, Rev. Pattman of Indian Creek Baptist Church did an outstanding job. His text for the morning came from Acts 27:21-26 and 28:1-6. Rev. Pattman explained that the Apostle Paul was on a journey to go before Caesar,

Joanie Bruce book signing at Barnes and Noble

Mama, Daddy, (Blanche and Jake Wilson) and I had a real treat on the 4th of July as we were invited over to Evelyn Hanes home in Winterville for a BBQ.  Evelyn’s father, Jack, has been making his home with Evelyn for the past few years.  Well,

Ten reasons why you should love your church

Starting your column this week I want to thank God for a beautiful day on Saturday. The weather was perfect for a yard sale. Next I want to thank everyone that came and made the day a success. I got to see a lot of people that

Honesty is the Best Policy…

I was recently asked by a parent about how much detail should we share with our children. I was reminded of a specific Sunday afternoon when I had to take our then-four year old son to the hospital emergency room after church, because he fell in the nursery

A fire too far

Earlier in the week, I thought to go ask Patrick if I could have a two-word-long Nunnsense article this week: Ann Coulter. After all, doesn’t it seem like that would be a fitting tribute to the woman who, last week, claimed that Americans’ growing interest in soccer

Pic-a-nic baskets

I remember a commercial that ran frequently not too long ago, and the premise of the commercial was basically this: don’t believe everything you see on the internet. My first response to this ad (the purpose of which I cannot remember) was “Duh!” I mean, who really