Month: June 2017

The Inspiring Word by Terry Cheek looks at the Sermon on the Mount

The Inspiring Word Sermon on the Mount Pastor Terry Cheek Th.D. McDowell County Thanks for returning to another publication of “The Blue Ridge Christian News” and our article “The Inspiring Word”. For this publication of the BRCN we will continue our study of God’s word and the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. In May, we looked at what has been affectionately referred to as the golden rule. Many have spoken to me about how God’s word spoke to them from last month’s article and I’m truly humbled that God will use it to touch hearts and lives. That is...

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Clint’s Chronicles on the Funny Farm is over the top this month!

The Rest of the Story  By Doug Harrell Clint had many strengths, a vivid imagination was certainly one of them.  He often said that Harrell Hill was his haven of safety and solitude.  Clint had had his share of hard times, some of his own making, as we all do.  His worldly experiences were amazing.   He had traveled the world over in his very successful corporate life, and yet he was a little child in so many ways.  He tended to see things with both fear and joy to the degree that escape most of us, and that is...

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Life Lessons: The Joy of Salvation Here On Earth

Life Lessons The Joy of Salvation, Here on Earth By Doug Harrell We most often think of the joy of salvation being in the eternal realm but I truly believe there is joy here in our earthly home that only comes with salvation.  God’s word is so true when it states that our lives are as vapor here on this earth, especially when you reach the age that some of us have been fortunate to reach.  Our lives here on earth can be a living hell or I do believe that we can have a little taste of heaven...

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Celebrate Recovery Corner: Lessons Of The Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Celebrate Recovery Lessons of the opioid addiction epidemic Blake Fagan, Guest columnist Mitchell and Yancey County Opioids, which include Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin and morphine, are powerful painkillers. In the past, opioids were mainly used for patients with cancer pain, at the end of life, or after major surgery. But starting about 20 years ago, there was a big push for doctors to prescribe opioids for acute and chronic pain of all types, such as headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis and back pain. At the same time, doctors were told, incorrectly, that these medications were not addictive. As a matter of fact, doctors were told that less than 1 percent...

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