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I have a major admission to make. I have yet to give up anything for Lent. Fact is, Lent sort of crept up on me. I’ll definitely have to think about this issue before Jesus rises and the bunny … more
Husband John and I were lying in bed the other morning when he said, “Oh, my,” in a tone that suggested he had forgotten to pay taxes for the last 10 years. “What’s wrong?” I asked, … more
I don’t know about other people, but after a week of tension and drama, especially in Washington, I need a laugh — or two. A longtime friend of mine, Mary Parker of Rolling Bay, Washington, … more
RALEIGH — If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th Amendment … more
RALEIGH — If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th Amendment … more
I don’t know about other people, but after a week of tension and drama, especially in Washington, I need a laugh — or two. A longtime friend of mine, Mary Parker of Rolling Bay, Washington, … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met Sunday. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Bob Bunn and I honor of my father Jake’s 94th birthday … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met last Sunday, bringing to an end a very busy week. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Susan and … more
We’ve long been aware of the saying that nothing’s certain except death and taxes. Now most of the world’s scientists are now saying to add the certainty of manmade climate change. A study … more
Among the many complaints about Jesus was that He spent time with sinners. For example, Luke 15:1 says, “Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to (Jesus) to hear Him. And the … more
Have you noticed that the weather affects how your body feels? I don’t even have to peer out the window to know it’s raining outside. Instead, my joints and my spine call out, “rain, rain” … more
Sixteen states celebrated Presidents Day on Monday by filing lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a “national emergency” on Saturday to justify spending up to $8 billion on … more
RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, … more
RALEIGH — If the most important factor determining the welfare of workers is the growth rate of the economy, that has policy implications that free-market conservatives, among others, will … more
One of the biggest temptations, and traps, for historians and apparently politicians is for them to judge one time period as though it were now, not to understand but to condemn it. North Carolina … more
Putting down Valentine’s Day is common these days. People say things like, “Oh, it’s just another occasion when the Hallmark-card people want us to spend money on their expensive cards” or … more
Sometimes “you have to start a thing.” Lillian Exum Clement said these words after being elected as the first woman in the state General Assembly, or any Southern legislature, in 1920. This … more
If you’re like many people, then you watched the Super Bowl last Sunday night. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we shouldn’t watch football. But, it’s been said that football, not … more
I was late getting a smartphone, quite content with my small flip phone for calls and a pocket-sized iTouch for emails and entertainment. But when both crashed about the same time, I realized that an … more
RALEIGH — I am a fiscal conservative. I recognize that government at all levels has important tasks to do, tasks that make us all better off if done at a reasonable cost. I think the list of such … more
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