Month: October 2017

Armadillos by Christy Lowman A Children’s story on God’s Armor

Christy’s Corner Armadillos By Christy Lowman Burke County Did you know that God made animals with armor? One animal has armor that covers its entire body except for its tummy. It comes in many different colors: pink, red, black, gray, and yellow. This animal is nocturnal, and an omnivore, which means it will eat pretty much anything! Have you figured out what animal I am talking about? If you guessed an armadillo, you are correct! There are 21 different varieties of armadillos. The smallest is called the pink fairy and weights about three ounces. The largest is called the...

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Shine For Him by Ed Couser has Jesus sticking out of us.

Burnsville Seventh-Day Adventist Church Shine For Him By Ed Couser Yancey County A little boy loved Jesus very much, and enjoyed hearing his mom and dad read Bible stories to him.  Every day he invited Jesus to come into his heart and live there.  This boy considered Jesus to be his best friend and hero. Children are naturally interested in how they are growing.  So, one day he asked his father: “Daddy, how tall am I?”  “Last time we measured you, you were three feet tall,” his dad responded.  One day as his son was standing beside his dad,...

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The Heavens by Rev. Bruce Cannon compels us to see God’s Beauty

Bear Creek Baptist Church The Heavens By Rev. Bruce Cannon Mitchell County The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)  I have always been fascinated with the heavens.  As a young boy, I can remember staring into the heavens and being so amazed at the beauty, the vastness and the expanse of them.  How amazing! A moon rise coming up out of the water, a starry night or a sunrise or sunset all speak to the magnificence of creation. But, the mountains aren’t half bad either.  And, they have already begun their...

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Evil, the Rapture, Responsibility, and Radiation! What??

Christian Action League Evil, the Rapture, Responsibility, and Radiation By Dr. Mark Creech  Just a few days ago, our country commemorated the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon. That morning, September 11, 2001, death, carnage, and mayhem ravaged our country. “Evildoers – that was the very old-fashioned, almost biblical sounding word evoked by President Bush to describe the September 11 mass murders. ‘The evil ones’ was another phrase he used,” writes William J. Bennet in his book, Why We Fight.  “Not since Ronald Reagan termed the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire,’ and thereby called down...

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Legacy by Marlene Houk can define us for Good or Bad.

Marlene’s Meditations Legacy by Marlene Houk Burke County Our legacy may bestow upon us that bulbous nose or sprinkling of freckles from our long-gone relatives. Perhaps that fiery temper and musical ability from great-aunt Annie appears again in four-year-old Peter. What is your legacy? Legacies can be heirlooms such as a grandmother’s wedding ring or a treasured secret recipe handed down such as my great-aunt’s peach pie. When his cousin moved to South Africa, my son still acted like him. Quirks and preferences remained the same for my ten-year-old, surprising me with their consistency. He still acted the same...

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6:45 PM EST on December 12, 2017
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Tuesday 12/12 20%
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