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COVID-19 recently visited our house and I should’ve checked its pockets before it left. Apparently it took a lot of my brain cells with it. My every attempt at creativity has proven futile.

An elderly couple living in a retirement center “got sweet” on each other. One day, the man asked the lady to marry him. A few days later, he approached her, stating that he knew he had asked her an important question but had forgotten what it was. He wondered if she remembered what he had a…

The other day, I began wondering if, in spite of many time-saving innovations, the lives of women today might actually be as complicated as the lives of women a century ago. For answers, I naturally turned to Google, the online rabbit hole for people like me who were born with too many curio…

What a wonderful and terrible honor to write the minister’s column on Christmas Day. “Congratulations, pastor, you get to summarize Christmas for the community in 650 words or less.” (Don’t count — I’m over by 33 words.) Alas, I fear that I have neither the space nor the skill to produce the…

My bookshelves aren’t filled with books by Nobel prizewinners, but I did recently come upon a quote by one that caught my attention: “To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.” — André Gide

“In those days and at that time, I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. (Jeremiah 33:15 NIV)

I was recently reading an article about how our sense of smell is strongly intertwined with our memories and emotions. This isn’t big news to most of us and it’s the reason I’ve consistently worn the same perfume for years. I want the people in my life to remember me every time they catch of…

Cicero, a Roman philosopher who lived in the first century B.C., stated that gratitude is not only the greatest virtue but also the source from which all other virtues flow. Being that Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner for those of us who live in the United States, it is probably ap…

Perfecting Baptist Church, 111 Cross Creek Connector, will celebrate Founders Day and senior pastor G. Curtis Patterson’s birthday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.

I think that everyone would agree that we have been through and continue to journey through a brutal political season as a nation. We are divided by Red, Blue, Republican, Democrat, Conservative and Liberal. People are on edge as they believe the future of our nation rests on the policies of…

The Rev. Deloris Henderson and the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church family will dedicate the church center to honor the late Rev. Willie S. Harrison from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, with a drop-in.

As COVID-19 continues its upward trend across the country, we continue to try to understand and manage this terrible virus. And many people, understandably, continue to wonder about God’s role in this painful, frightening crisis. What question in all of Christian theology has been more widel…

“I will be your God throughout your lifetime — until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” — Isaiah 46:4 NLT

Little Mountain Presbyterian Church, 3836 Highway 28 N., will host an outdoor fall bazaar and blood drive from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nov. 7.

It’s taken a toll on all but the most resilient or happily oblivious among us, but at long last, the grueling political campaign season may soon be over. The finish line is finally in sight.