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Living With Purpose


    I’ve discovered perhaps like many of you that singing songs in your car while driving can help you cope with daily stresses. There’s a certain release that comes with it. A song of praise can sink into your soul. And through a posture of worship, you can be made free from the shackles […]

Living With Purpose 


    A group of tourists were visiting the British capital while the changing of the guard was taking place at Buckingham Palace. A British man remarked, “I don’t see the Royal Standard flying today.”     “Royal Standard, what does that mean?” inquired one of the tourists.     “Don’t you know lad?” was the […]

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    National Farmer’s Day was October 12 and there’s very few people in our little corner of the world that doesn’t have a connection to a family that works the land in some way. Most folks in rural areas appreciate the hard labor it requires to produce crops. The farmer has a unique and […]

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    There are many remedies offered for the ills of life. As a chaplain I’m often sought after to help people gain relief from the stresses in their life, but I don’t always have an immediate cure for them. Many of these folks have either become overwhelmed to the point they can’t see beyond […]

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    In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt issued an Arbor Day proclamation to all the school children in the United States. Arbor Day exists to celebrate trees and educate people concerning their importance to our health and the environment. I’m not sure what schools are teaching kids these days concerning the importance of Arbor Day; […]

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    How many times have you been guilty of causing a negative situation to get worse by talking when silence would’ve been the best decision? Ever since the 1940s, the United States Forest Service has used “Smokey the Bear” to teach people to be responsible with camp fires. In light of this analogy, we […]

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    My son graduated from high school and wasted no time in pursuing career opportunities. His part time job in real estate motivated him to study for, complete, and pass the initial real estate license exam. He also enrolled full-time in college. Although the future is bright for him in the business world, he’s […]

Living With Purpose


    I once told the congregation of the small country church I pastor that we’re all in the construction business. Not only are we building the Kingdom of God through the ministries of our church, we’re building something else personally significant to each and every one of us. Our thoughts, emotions, words, and actions […]

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    Through my military assignments I have been called upon to deliver deployment ceremony invocations, as well as thanksgiving prayers at homecoming celebrations for particular returning army units.    The homecoming events are very special. Newspapers, television stations, and families get tremendously excited, and for good reason. The bells ring, the whistles blow, the […]

Local Writer Has Second Book Published 

Local writer, Susanna Ranae, of Jay, has written a book entitled, In Tune With God: Living by the Hymns of Faith. It is certain to provide comfort and encouragement to all believers in their daily walk. This is Susanna’s second book, following her testimonial of perseverance and praise, Susanna’s Psalm. You may purchase a copy […]