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A friend of mine came into the office last week and we began comparing stories about growing up on the farm and the games we played as children. As we talked about those simple games, I made a … more
North Carolina last week was given yet another reality check that the state’s education system remains in dire need of improvement decades after a landmark court case ordered it corrected. In … more
As adults, we tend to overlook things we have learned that don’t seem to matter. Time passes us by, and we simply go with the flow of change. Streets are paved and repaved, buildings are built, … more
I am really looking forward to seeing “Dolittle” at the movies and maybe this week I’ll get to do it. I am very interested in the children’s story of Dr. John Dolittle, an English … more
Mama never would use a pressure cooker when I was growing up. I remember her telling someone that they were just too dangerous and unpredictable and she would just use the old-fashioned way to can … more
Throughout our lifetime, we often attach ourselves to material items. Sometimes we embrace these items so closely because they bring back a memory we don’t want to forget and other times we simply … more
Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring … more
Each Sunday at Peachtree becomes more exciting. We members welcome many more visitors to Peachtree with some becoming new members. God is good. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was … more
“Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all.” … more
It’s beginning to look like one thing the upcoming impeachment trial of Donald Trump has in common with his drone attack on Iran’s second-highest leader is that they are both demonstrating the … more
This past week I dwelt on John 21:18: “…I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else … more
What on earth happened to winter? I could have really used this type of weather in the late ’50s when I was sleeping across the hall with no heat. I would hold a blanket to the heater (located in … more
RALEIGH — Although Kamala Harris exited the Democratic presidential field weeks ago, I can think of two ways that the Harris campaign could still leave a significant mark on the politics of … more
Most people with brains bigger than the size of a pea know that anyone who whacks a live hornet’s nest with a stick without having a viable plan of response is going to get stung — a lot. My … more
Something that bogs down us Bible readers is the lists of “begats” and sons and descendants in the Bible. For example, check out the beginning chapters of the books of Chronicles. The … more
Does anyone still do New Year’s resolutions? I haven’t noticed many such stories in the news, at least compared to years past, though the news sites and newspapers continue to be full of the … more
Did you make some New Year’s resolutions this year? Many of us resolve to lose weight or exercise more. I need to do that, but instead I’d love to try all the new versions of Oreo cookies and … more
Well, time to either burn all the paper trash or take it to the dumpster. When I went by the one on Stoney Hill Church Road on Friday morning, I had two bags of nothing but paper. When we got there, … more
Every year I have this problem: I can’t find some Christmas presents I just know I have purchased. Maybe I should just wait until the last minute to do my shopping. I thought I’d done better … more
Having pets surely brightens many people’s smiles. Animals bring so much love and comfort to us that in many ways, we treat our pets better than our own family members. We confide in them, keep … more
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