April, 2014: Warm Breezes

April, 2014 IssueThis month's Blue Ridge Christian News will warm your heart with stories of incredible grace and courage. You'll meet Doris Thompson, a Spruce Pine resident who brightens everyone's day, and learn about a special evening with Mandy Young, a courageous young woman who  has hung on to her faith even when she has gaced severe health problems.

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Holland Burleson

An Angel in Spruce Pine

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2 This Scripture is well-known to many; I’ll wager that you’ve heard talk of it from the pulpit. Believers, after all, are commanded to show kindness and hospitality toward others. And Jesus says, in Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” For me, that is a tall order in our divided and contentious world. Yet, when I wonder whether it is possible to “be” light in our day, I invariably have a “run-in” with The Angel of Spruce Pine. Don’t scoff; I am talking about a walking, talking, energetic angel in-the-flesh…her name is Doris Thompson.
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Light Through A Stained Glass Window

Girls Night Out With Mandy Young

Mandy Young has been through unthinkable health battles yet has managed to keep a contagious smile on her face and a positive attitude. Hers is a story of keeping the joy in the midst of the storms of life as well as facing body image issues as a young woman. This is a story of hope that will encourage women of all ages to hang on to their faith during the trials of life.
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Remember the Children

Doug HarrellThere were 11,000 inmates’ children in Colorado; 5,000 in New Mexico; 3,000 little ones in Utah; and 1,000 baby angels in Wyoming who received a gift and message of love from their imprisoned mom or dad that Christmas. Untold ‘healings’ occurred as the love of Jesus Christ was extended to these precious children. Not a single child was left out, praise be to God! On Friday, December 20th, 2005, I mailed the last 233 gifts to ‘forgotten angels’ in Utah, completing what must be characterized as a miraculous event.
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Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Banner Elk Methodist
Banner Elk, NC

Bear Creek Baptist
Ledger, NC

Berry Chapel Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Burkemont Baptist
Morganton, NC

Burnsville 7th Day Adventist
Burnsville, NC

Central Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Faith Fellowship
Micaville, NC

East Marion United Methodist
Marion, NC

 

 

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Valdese, NC

 

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Jonathan's Used Appliances
Spruce Pine, NC

Neal's Appliances
Burnsville, NC

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Audio/Video Enterprises
Morganton, NC

Auto Dealers

Buchanan & Young
Burnsville,NC

Burnsville Chevrolet
Burnsville,NC

Crossroads Ford
Morganton,NC

John Greene Chrysler
Morganton,NC

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Marion, NC

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Valdese,NC

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Spruce Pine,NC

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Express Lube
Morganton, NC

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Blue Ridge NAPA
Banner Elk, Burnsville,
Newland, & Spruce Pine , NC

Auto Tires

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

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Off The Beaten Path
Burnsville, NC

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Summit Building Supply
Burnsville, NC

Tri-County Builder's Supply
Spruce Pine, NC

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Tom Johnson
Marion, NC

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Water Worx
Ledger, NC

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Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC

McDowell Chiropractic
Marion, NC

Reynolds Family Wellness
Valdese, NC

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Jordan's Cleaners
Morganton, NC

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Explosive Supply
Spruce Pine, NC

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Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC

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Berry Chapel Baptist Church
Spruce Pine, NC

The Cove
Asheville, NC

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Crossnore, NC

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Morganton, NC

Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

National Day of Prayer
Morganton, NC

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Winston-Salem, NC

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Spruce Pine, NC

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Spruce Pine, NC

Valdese Tourism
Valdese, NC

 

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Fitness Express
Spruce Pine, NC

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Webb Funeral Home
Spruce Pine, NC

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L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

Peoples Furniture
Spruce Pine, NC

Garden Centers

Victory Farms Home & Garden Center
Marion, NC

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville, NC

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
Spruce Pine, NC

Carolina Home Care
Spruce Pine, NC

McDowell Hospital
Marion, NC

Psalms Urgent Care
Morganton, NC

Toe RIver Health DIstrict
Spruce Pine, NC

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Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC

Insurance

Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Fortner Insurance
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, & Banner Elk, NC

McDaniel Insurance Agency
Marion, NC

Miller Insurance Group
Spruce Pine, NC

Mitchell County
Farm Bureau

Bakersville & Spruce Pine, NC

Premier Insurance
Marion, NC

Jewelry

Bill Griffith Jewelers
Marion, NC

Landscaping
Hardings Landscaping & Maintenance
Spruce Pine, NC
Mulch
McCl;ure Construction
Spruce Pine, NC
Nursing Homes

Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC

Lifecare
Banner Elk, NC

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Bakersville Pharmacy
Bakersville, NC

Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC

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Burleson Plumbing
Spruce Pine, NC

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Seth Banks
District Attorney

Matthew (Vern) Grindstaff
County Commissioner

Mark Harris
U.S. Senate

Ralph Hise
NC State Senate

Nathan Miller
District Attorney

Bill Slagle
County Commissioner

Britt Springer
District Attorney

Pools

Ken Ray Pools
Morganton, NC

Realtors

Tree House Realty
Spruce Pine, NC

Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

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Aaron's Rentals
Marion & Morganton, NC

Gonzalo Juarez
Spruce Pine, NC

Restaurants

Abele's
Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

DT's Blue Ridge Java
Spruce Pine, NC

Jackie's Iron Skillet
Spruce Pine, NC

Moondoggy's
Marion, NC

Switzerland Inn
Spruce Pine, NC

Tropical Grill
Spruce Pine, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Spruce Pine, NC

Retail

Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

Habitat for Humanity -
Avery

Newland, NC

Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell/Yancey
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

 

Retirement
Transportation
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC